Condition: - 8.5/10 - Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Small
Chest Measurement: - 36-38 Inches / 94-100 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Nike
Shirt Colour: - White, red trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 1997/1998 & 1998/1999
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Nike England home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 1997/1998 international season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8.5/10 – Excellent (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.
In 1997, Clive Woodward became England's coach. That year, England drew with New Zealand at Twickenham after being heavily defeated in Manchester the week before. England toured Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in 1998. Many of the England team made themselves unavailable for the tour nicknamed the "tour from hell" where England were beaten 76–0 by the Wallabies.
In 1999 during the last ever Five Nations match, Scott Gibbs sliced through six English tackles to score in the last minute, and the last ever Five Nations title went to Scotland.