Condition: - 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: - 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Canterbury
Shirt Colour: - Green & white, red trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2002/2003
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Canterbury Ulster away rugby shirt from the 2002/2003 seasons.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (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.
From 2001 to 2004, the Ulster team was coached by Alan Solomons, a former Assistant Coach of the Springboks and head coach of The Stormers and Western Province in his native South Africa. It was during this time that Ulster fully embraced the professional era.
Alan Solomons coached Ulster to a three-year unbeaten home record in the Heineken Cup and in the 2003-04 season, Ulster finished second in the Celtic League, only overtaken by Llanelli on the final day of the campaign. Two of Ulster's most impressive achievements in this period were a 33–0 win over English giants Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Cup in January 2004, and winning the inaugural Celtic Cup on 20 December 2003, beating Edinburgh in a rain-soaked Murrayfield final.
In July 2004, Solomons departed for Northampton Saints and Mark McCall, former captain of the province and a member of Ulster’s European Cup winning squad took over as Ulster Rugby head coach with European Cup teammate Allen Clarke as his assistant. Despite an initially poor start to the season, the two extended Ulster's unbeaten home record in Europe to four years.