• 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)

  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)
  • 2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)

2003 Crusaders Home Super 12 Shirt (M)


£34.95 GBP

Relive Crusaders’ 2003 & 2004 Super 12 seasons with this vintage Adidas home rugby shirt.

Player
N/A
Seasons
2003 & 2004
Size
Adults Medium
Condition
8/10 – Excellent, little wear to the main sponsor (see photos).
Chest measurement
40-42 Inches / 102-109 CM
Patches
Super 12
Shirt manufacturer
Adidas
Material
Polyester
Shirt Colour
Red & black

Official Adidas Crusaders home rugby shirt from the 2003 & 2004 seasons. Complete with Super 12 patch on the arm.

Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent, little wear to the main sponsor (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.

The Crusaders' winning run finally came to an end when they were beaten 39–5 by the Blues in the third round of the 2003 Super 12 season. Although their 15-match unbeaten streak had ended, Richie McCaw said of the loss, "...in some ways it was almost a relief. We'd finally been beaten, the run was over, so people could stop talking about it and we could get on with playing it week by week." The Crusaders recovered to finish second on the table with eight wins. They hosted a semi-final against the Hurricanes, who were coached by Colin Cooper, a former assistant coach for the Crusaders. Despite this inside knowledge of the team by the Wellington coach, the Crusaders won the match 39–16. In the final, the Crusaders met the Blues, another team coached by a former Crusaders assistant coach, Peter Sloane. Hooker Mark Hammett scored two tries to give the Crusaders a 10–6 lead at half-time. The Blues hit back to lead 21–10 with ten minutes to go. The Crusaders managed another converted try, but it was not enough, and the Blues won 21–17.

The Crusaders' 2004 season began with two losses: first to the Waratahs, then to the Blues. They recovered to again finish second on the table with seven wins. They played the Stormers at Jade Stadium in their semi-final, and won 27–16. They met the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium in a replay of the 2000 final. The Brumbies dominated in the final, scoring 33 unanswered points in the first 19 minutes. The Crusaders managed to salvage some pride by narrowing the loss to a 47–38 finish.


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£34.95 GBP