Condition: - 8/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Cotton Traders
Shirt Colour: - Navy, white - blue - red trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2003/2004
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Cotton Traders Sale Sharks home rugby shirt from the 2003/2004 season.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent (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.
In 2002 the team went on to capture the Parker Pen Shield at Oxford's Kassam Stadium, defeating Pontypridd 25–22.
The latter Mallinder days saw the club at Twickenham again in 2004, losing narrowly to the Falcons in the Powergen Cup Final. In the summer of 2004 Jim Mallinder left Sale to take up a position in the RFU's National Academy. Following Mallinder's departure Sale appointed former French international Philippe Saint-André who had recently been turned down for the vacant position as coach of Wales.
However with a new influx of players including French internationals Sébastien Bruno and Sébastien Chabal helped Saint-André and Sale win the 2005 European Challenge Cup again at Oxford, this time 27 – 3 against Pau, for the second time in three years.