Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's Small
Chest Measurement: 37-39 Inches / 94-100 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Seasons: 2000/2001 & 2001/2002
Official Reebok Wales home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 2000/01 international 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.
Record defeats, 51–0 to France, and 96–13 to South Africa, prompted the WRU to appoint New Zealander Graham Henry as coach in 1998. Henry had early success as coach, leading Wales to a ten-match winning streak; this included Wales' first ever victory over 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. A lack of success in the Five and Six Nations (Italy joined the tournament in 2000), and especially a number of heavy losses to Ireland, led to Henry's resignation in February 2002; his assistant Steve Hansen took over.
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