Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Faint mark on the lower side
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Blue, green & white trim
Material: Cotton / Polyester
Seasons: 2003/2004 & 2004/2005
Old, official Kukri Borders away rugby shirt from the 2003/04 season.
The condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 – Excellent. Faint mark on the lower side (see photos).
The Border Reivers were created in 1996 to compete in the Heineken Cup, because the Scottish Rugby Union did not think that Scottish club sides would be able to compete against the best teams from France and England.
Border Reivers and the other three Scottish districts competed in the Scottish Inter-District Championship to determine their European qualifying; the leagues positions determining whether they entered the Heineken Cup or the Challenge Cup.
Then financial difficulties – the SRU's high debt, partly as a result of the redevelopment of Murrayfield – called for retrenchment. After two seasons, financial difficulties forced the Union to merge the four teams into two. The Border Reivers side merged with Edinburgh Rugby to form a team to be known as Edinburgh Reivers, causing outrage with many Border rugby fans, as effectively the Border side was disbanded.
The establishment and early success of a Celtic League caused the SRU to rethink its professional district structure. The Border Reivers side was resurrected in 2002 as 'The Borders' and joined the second season of the Celtic League.
Since their return as a team in 2002, the Borders failed to challenge for the Celtic League title; however, they performed well during the 2005–06, finishing mid-table.
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