Condition: - 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: - 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Canterbury
Shirt Colour: - Cream & burgundy red, navy trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2000/2001
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Canterbury Queensland Reds leisure 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.
With rugby union going professional, there was a reworking of competitions. The SANZAR partnership was formed between the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU), the South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and the Super 12 was born. In the 1996 season Queensland finished at the top of the table.
Queensland hosted their Super 12 semi-final on 18 May 1996. The game was played at Queensland's home of rugby union, Ballymore, and was played against the Natal Sharks. The Sharks defeated Queensland 43–25. The 1997 season saw the Reds finish in ninth place. In 1998 the Reds had a much better season, finishing in fifth position at the end of the season.
In 1999 Queensland lost only three games during the regular season, and finished at the top of the ladder on 36 points (beating the Stormers to first position due to for and against points). The Reds hosted the Canterbury Crusaders at Ballymore for a semi-final. Canterbury won 28–22. In 2000 the Reds finished in seventh place on the ladder.