Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Little discolour on the collar
Size: Adults XXL
Chest Measurement: 46-48 Inches / 117-123 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Patches: 2007 Rugby World Cup
Official Canterbury Japan home rugby shirt from the 2007 World Cup..
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Little discolour on the collar (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
John Kirwan was appointed head coach on in October 2006 after Elissalde was sacked. He initially worked as an advisor to caretaker coach Osamu Ota before taking over the job completely in 2007.
After starting with large wins over the Asian opposition, Japan only won one of their remaining 10 fixtures in 2007, although in the 2007 Rugby World Cup they did gain a draw with a last minute touchline conversion from Shotaro Onishi against Canada to end a long losing streak of World Cup matches stretching back to 1991.
Results began to pick up after the 2007 World Cup and Kirwan led Japan up to a high of 13th in the IRB Rankings and to win their first ever Pacific Nations Cup title in 2011 after they beat Fiji away for the first ever time in Japan's history.