Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Black, white trim
Seasons: 2003 & 2004
Official Adidas New Zealand home sevens rugby shirt from the 2003 & 2004 seasons.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 9/10 - Superb.
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The All Blacks entered the 2003 World Cup as one of the favourites and dominated their pool, running up wins against Italy, Canada and Tonga, before winning one of the most competitive matches of the tournament against Wales. They defeated South Africa in their quarter-final, a team they had never beaten at the World Cup, 29–9, but lost to Australia 22–10 in the semi-final in Sydney. Afterwards, Mitchell had to reapply as coach, but the NZRU instead appointed Graham Henry.
Henry's tenure began with a double victory over 2003 Rugby World Cup winners England in 2004. The two games had an aggregate score of 72–15, and England were kept try-less. Despite the winning start to Henry's tenure, the Tri-Nations was a mixed success with two wins and two losses. The competition was the closest ever, bonus points decided the outcome, and New Zealand finishing last. The 2004 season finished with three wins in Europe, including a record 45–6 victory over France.