Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Colour: Navy blue, white & red trim
Patches: Super Rugby
Official Kooga Melbourne Rebels home rugby shirt from the 2011 season. Complete with Super Rugby patch on the sleeve.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (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.
In 2006 the Australian Rugby Union, following the suggestions of a working party, announced the formation of a national domestic competition. The Melbourne Rebels were established for the inaugural season of the Australian Rugby Championship by virtue of NSW surrendering a fourth team in favour of Victoria. Coached by Bill Millard and captained by David Croft, the Rebels finished fourth (out of 8) and were runners up. The move was viewed as an interim step to a Super 14 franchise.
The VRU bid twice for a team in SANZAR's 'Super' provincial competition before being accepted for the 2011 season. Their winning bid was named after the team they fielded in the ARC.