Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 43-45 Inches / 109-114 CM
Colour: White, red & blue trim
Official Rugbytech Pacific Islanders home rugby shirt from the 2006/07 international season.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
As the individual nations were primarily concerned with qualifying for the next World Cup the Islanders did not tour again until 2006. Scheduled matches against Italy and New Zealand in June 2006 did not take place, but they undertook a Northern Hemisphere tour in late 2006 with matches against Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
PIRA had ruled in July 2006 that the team selected for that year's tour to Great Britain and Ireland would consist only of players who had previously played for Fiji, Manu Samoa or Tonga. This was intended to ensure that the Pacific Islanders team serves to develop players for the island nations only. Notably, two players on the 2004 tour, Sione Lauaki and Sitiveni Sivivatu (the latter the Islanders' leading scorer on that tour), went on to play for the All Blacks.
During that tour, they were the last opponents of Ireland at their traditional home of Lansdowne Road before its redevelopment into a modern all-seater stadium. The Pacific Islanders were beaten in all three matches.
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