Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's XXL
Chest Measurement: 51-53 Inches / 129-32 CM
Colour: White, blue & black trim
Seasons: 2000/2001 & 2001/2002
Official Fila Cardiff RFC away rugby shirt from the 2000/01 season.
Although Cardiff RFC first wore this shirt during the 1999/00 season, the club featured a sponsor on the jersey for the 2000/01 and 2001/02 campaigns.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Cardiff’s great form began to stutter as the millennium drew to a close, but it was in January the wheels really came off. After a magnificent 42-16 victory over Ulster, two yellow cards led Cardiff to defeat in Toulouse, meaning they would have to travel to Gloucester in the quarter-finals. A turgid forward battle resulted in a 21-15 defeat for the Blue and Blacks. Two weeks later they then lost to Bridgend, their first home defeat of the season, meaning Swansea pulled ahead in the title race.
Another defeat at Ebbw Vale in March condemned them to a trophy-less season. Following the unsuccessful season Lynn Howells's contract was not renewed and Rudy Joubert was appointed director of rugby. Gareth Thomas also left the club along with nine other players, but Rob Appleyard, Matt Allen and Craig Hudson all joined.
For the 2001 Lions tour, four Cardiff players were picked, Rob Howley, Neil Jenkins, Dai Young and Martyn Williams. Young became the first player to tour for the Lions in three different decades. Howley started the first two Tests, with Williams on the bench in all three, and Jenkins coming on to replace Jonny Wilkinson in the second. Howley was dropped for the third, deciding Test.
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