Condition: - 9/10 Superb (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Adidas
Shirt Colour: - Black, white trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2000/2001
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Adidas Newcastle Falcons home rugby shirt from the 2000/2001 season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (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.
Newcastle was the first fully "professional" club in the world. In 1995, Sir John Hall installed former Wasps captain Rob Andrew as his salaried Director of Rugby and saw the club earn promotion from the national Second Division to the Premiership.
The following season, Newcastle became English Premiership champions at their first attempt in 1997/98. Alongside Andrew, the Championship winning side starred cross-code All Black and Rugby League legend Inga Tuigamala, Scotland legend Doddie Weir, England star Tony Underwood, British and Irish Lions star Alan Tait and youngster Jonny Wilkinson.
During the following 1998/99 season Newcastle didn't play in Europe, as English teams did not take part, but the Falcons did go on to the Tetley's Bitter Cup final against Wasps, which was lost 29-19. In 1999 Rob Andrew retired allowing for 20 year old international Jonny Wilkinson to assume the fly half role full-time. Andrew would remain as Director of Rugby.
Hall sold the Falcons for a 'nominal' sum in 1999 to local businessman Dave Thompson, under whom the Falcons won two Powergen Cups: in 2001 the Falcons beat Harlequins FC 30-27; and in 2004 the Falcons beat 37-33 against Sale Sharks.