• 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)

  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)
  • 2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)

2002/03 Saracens Away Shirt (L)


£29.95 GBP

Relive Saracens’ 2002/2003 season with this vintage Reebok away long sleeve rugby shirt.

Player
N/A
Seasons
2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Size
Adults Large
Condition
8.8/10 - Excellent
Chest measurement
42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Patches
N/A
Shirt manufacturer
Reebok
Material
Cotton
Shirt Colour
White, black & red trim

Official Reebok Saracens away long sleeve rugby shirt from the 2002/2003 season.

Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8.8/10 – Excellent (see photos).

All size and manufacturers labels present (see photos). Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.

All Black legend Wayne Shelford took over the coaching reins for the 2002–03 season, while the playing squad saw the arrival of the likes of Andy Goode, Christian Califano, Craig Quinnell amongst several signings of established players. In a repetition of the pattern of some of the preceding seasons, Saracens once again got off to a flying start, beating Bath and Bristol.

Once again though, sound defeats, this season administered by London rivals, Wasps and Irish, seemed to shatter the team's confidence, to such an extent that once again by early in the new year Saracens were once again uncomfortably close to the relegation zone, the only real success coming in an impressive run in the Parker Pen Cup.

The club once again rallied towards the tail end of the season, with victories over Bristol, and then high flying Sale securing a 5th place in the table that seemed unlikely at the turn of the year, and a place in the play off system for the remaining European Cup place. A comfortable win over fourth placed Leeds in the play off semi-final brought an astonishingly tight final against Leicester.

With temperatures soaring at Franklin's Gardens, 80 minutes was not enough to separate the teams, with a late rally by Saracens tying the scores at 20–20. Ultimately, a Neil Back try was to see Leicester through, but at least it appeared that Saracen's had rediscovered their fighting spirit.

The late rally was not enough to save Shelford, and he and most of the rest of the coaching staff paid the price for the weak season, being replaced by the experienced Australia and Leicester player, Rod Kafer, at that time a relative newcomer to a coaching roll, for the 2003–04 season. Key signings included Fijian Simon Raiwalui, former French captain Raphaël Ibañez, Springbok Cobus Visagie and All Black Taine Randell.


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£29.95 GBP