Condition: 8/10 Excellent
Shirt Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: Adidas
Shirt Colour: Red, white trim
Shirt Material: Cotton
Patches: 2001 Tour vs Australia
Offical Adidas British & Irish Lions home rugby shirt from the 2001 Australian test series.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 - Excellent (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.
The 2001 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia was captained by Martin Johnson, who became the first and so far only man to lead the Lions on two tours. The coach was New Zealander Graham Henry. After winning the first of their matches against Australia, the Lions lost the remaining two matches of the test series. This was the first time that Australia defeated the Lions in a series.
The tour was noted for tension between the test squad and the midweek squad as well as controversial newspaper columns written by scrum-halves Matt Dawson and Austin Healey accusing the coaching staff of the poor scheduling and training regimes and lack of team spirit.