Condition: - 8/10 Excellent. 'Climacool' logo has faded. Tiny dot on the lower front (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: - 39-41 Inches / 100-106 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Adidas
Shirt Colour: - White, red & blue trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2002/2003 & 2004/2004
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Adidas United States home rugby shirt from the 2002/2003 season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. 'Climacool' logo has faded. Tiny dot on the lower front (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.
Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, the sport of rugby union enjoyed a renaissance in the USA. This created the need for a national governing body to represent the United States. On June 7, 1975, four territorial organizations (Pacific Coast, West, Midwest and East) gathered in Chicago, Illinois and formed the United States of America Rugby Football Union (now known as USA Rugby). USA Rugby then fielded its first national team on January 31, 1976 in a match against Australia in Anaheim, California, which Australia won 24–12.
In 1993, the Southern California RFU, a local area union of the Pacific Coast RFU, applied to become a separate territory. This was an impetus for others around the country to do the same, changing the make-up of USA Rugby, which now has seven territories (Pacific, Southern California, West, Midwest, South, Northeastern, and Mid-Atlantic).