Condition: 8/10 Excellent
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 100-107 CM
Colour: Gold, white & green trim
Seasons: 2004/2005 & 2005/2006
Official Canterbury Australia home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 2004/05 international season.
Condition of this original 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.
After not retaining the Tri-Nations in 2002, and losing the Bledisloe Cup in 2003 Australia made a strong start to their 2003 World Cup campaign with a 24–8 win over Argentina, and two large victories over Namibia and Romania. They then narrowly defeated Ireland 17–16 and Scotland 33–16, in the quarter-final.
They claimed one of their greatest victories over New Zealand when they upset them in the semi-final winning 22–10, prompting George Gregan to taunt the New Zealanders with the words "Four more years boys, four more years".They played England in a thrilling final and were finally beaten after England's Jonny Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in extra time.
In 2005 to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the professionalism of rugby union the Wallaby Team of the Decade was announced. John Eales being named captain by a selection panel of 30. Following the 2005 European tour, media outlets such as the Daily Telegraph called for the sacking of both Eddie Jones and George Gregan. Former coach Alan Jones also called for their sacking. The record of eight losses from their last nine Tests resulted in Jones being fired by the Australian Rugby Union.