Condition: - 7.5/10 – Very Good. Some light wear. Size details worn (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: - 45-47 Inches / 113-120 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Reebok
Shirt Colour: - Black, red & white trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Reebok Saracens home rugby shirt from the 2002/2003 season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 7.5/10 – Very Good. Some light wear (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.
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.