Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Couple of tiny dot marks
Shirt Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 102-108 CM - Very tight fitting
Shirt Manufacturer: Nike
Shirt Colour: White, red trim
Shirt Material: 80% Polyester 20% Elastane
Seasons: 2005/2006 & 2006/2007
Official Nike England player specification home rugby shirt from the 2005/2006 international seasons. Complete with textured grip assist on the chest and sleeves. This jersey is the heavy duty version, the same specification as those given to England's elite rugby players.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Couple tiny dot marks (see photos).
Manufacturers labels present (see photos). Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Andy Robinson's first Six Nations campaign in 2005 resulted in fourth place for England, and although they then defeated Australia 26–16, the year was completed with a 23–19 loss to the All Blacks.
Following their loss to South Africa in the 2006 end of year Tests, England had lost eight of their last nine Tests – their worst ever losing streak. Coach Andy Robinson resigned after this run, and attack coach Brian Ashton was appointed head coach in December 2006.England started the 2007 Six Nations Championship with a Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland.
The championship also included a historic match at Croke Park against Ireland which England lost 43–13, their heaviest ever defeat to Ireland.