Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Some wear and colour transfer to the size label. Some colour transfer to the buttons on the collar. Light wear to the sponsor
Size: Adult Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 104-109 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Patches: 2001 Tour to Australia
Official Adidas British & Irish Lions rugby shirt from the 2001 Australian test series.
This is Adidas' official version of the jersey that was manufactured in the Southern Hemisphere. It features a different size label inside the collar and a slightly different feel to the material, than the European version.
Condition of this vintage rugby jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Some wear and colour transfer to the size label. Some colour transfer to the buttons on the collar. Light wear to the sponsor (see photos).
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.
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