Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light surface wear
Shirt Size: Adults Extra Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 47-49 Inches / 119-126 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: Canterbury
Shirt Colour: Navy blue, white trim
Shirt Material: Cotton
Seasons: 2002/2003 & 2003/2004 & 2004/2005
Official Canterbury Scotland home rugby shirt from the 2002/2003 international season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. Light surface 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.
Scotland endured a torrid Six Nations in 2000, losing their first four straight games. Nevertheless, at the last hurdle, they pulled off a magnificent 19–13 win under captain Andy Nicol over England at Murrayfield.
Australian coach Matt Williams became the first foreigner to coach Scotland in 2003. However his tenure was both controversial and unsuccessful, marred by a string of poor results and fall-outs with coaches and players. In 2004 Williams attempted to introduce a controversial "Fortress Scotland" policy, whereby only those currently playing in Scotland were eligible to play in the national team.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) came under new management, chief executive Phil Anderton (known as 'Firework Phil' for his pre-match entertainment spectacles) was leading the way back to financial solvency and implementing major reforms to reverse the decline of the game in Scotland, but he resigned in January 2005 after his boss David Mackay was forced to resign by the SRU's general committee. By April 2005, Scotland had won only three out of seventeen matches under Williams. Following a review by the SRU and public criticism from several of his players, Williams was finally sacked on 25 April 2005.