Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 45-47 Inches / 114-121 CM
Colour: Green, white trim
Seasons: 1997/1998 & 1998/1999
Official Nike Ireland home rugby shirt from the 1997/98 season.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The start of the professional era was disappointing for Ireland, who finished bottom of the Five Nations Championship three years in succession (1996, 1997 and 1998). Warren Gatland took over as coach in 1998, but was unable to produce immediate success.
The 1999 World Cup was staged primarily in Wales, though Ireland played all their pool games in Dublin. In a play-off, Ireland were beaten 28–24 by Argentina, marking the first time that Ireland failed to reach the quarter finals.