Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: White & green, red trim
Official Reebok Wales away long sleeve rugby shirt from the 1998/99 international season.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In the 1995 World Cup, after beating Argentina 23–18, Wales comprehensively beat Japan and lost to New Zealand; this meant that they had to beat Ireland to make the quarter-finals. Wales lost 24–23 and so failed to progress beyond the pool stage for the second time, and this resulted in Kevin Bowring becoming Wales' first full-time coach when he replaced Alex Evans later that year.
Wales' performances improved with the appointment of New Zealander Graham Henry as coach in 1998 when he led them to ten-match winning streak; this included Wales' first ever victory over the then-world champions, South Africa, by 29–19. Henry was consequently nicknamed "the great redeemer" by the Welsh media and fans. Hosting the 1999 World Cup, Wales qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time since 1987, but lost 9–24 to eventual champions Australia.
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