Condition: 8/10 Excellent
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Black, white & yellow trim
Seasons: 2001/2002 & 2002/2003
Official Gilbert Newcastle Falcons home rugby shirt from the 2001/2002 season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 - Excellent Light wear (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present (see photos). Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
During the following 1998–99 season Newcastle didn't play in Europe, as English teams did not take part, but the Falcons did go on to the Tetley's Bitter Cup final against Wasps, which was lost 29–19. In 1999, Rob Andrew retired allowing for 20-year-old international Jonny Wilkinson to assume the fly half role full-time. Andrew would remain as Director of Rugby.
Hall sold the Falcons for a 'nominal' sum in 1999 to local businessman Dave Thompson, under whom the Falcons won two Powergen Cups: in 2001 the Falcons beat Harlequins FC30–27; and in 2004 the Falcons beat 37–33 against Sale Sharks.