Condition: - 8/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 39-41 Inches / 100-106 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Kooga
Shirt Colour: - Black, red & white trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2005/2006
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Kooga Edinburgh home rugby shirt from the 2005/2006 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.
For the 2005–06 season, the Edinburgh team found itself looking for a new coach after the departure of Frank Hadden to coach Scotland. Sean Lineen, then Glasgow Warriors assistant coach, was linked with the post before Todd Blackadder acquired the position for the season after a spell as interim coach.
During the same season the team nickname was incorporated into the official name, which became the Edinburgh Gunners. The term “Gunners” was dropped on 29 September 2006, after the club had become Scottish rugby's first private franchise during the summer.
The team name reverted to Edinburgh Rugby. One reason for the change was that the name The Gunners was already a registered Trademark of Arsenal Football Club. Another reason was the wish of the new owners for a re-branding, including a different name and the introduction of a new logo.