Condition: 8/10 Excellent
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 100-106 CM
Seasons: 2005/2006 & 2006/2007
Official Adidas New Zealand home rugby shirt from the 2005/06 international season.
This was the jersey worn when New Zealand defeated the British & Irish Lions on their 2005 summer tour.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 8/10 – Excellent (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In 2005 New Zealand whitewashed the touring British and Irish Lions their three-match Test series, won the Tri-Nations, and achieved a second Grand Slam over the Home Nations for the first time since 1978. They went on to sweep the major IRB year-end awards in which they were named Team of the Year, Henry was named Coach of the Year, and first five-eighth Daniel Carter was Player of the Year. New Zealand were nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year in 2006 for their 2005 performance.
The following year they again took the Tri-Nations Series after winning their first five matches, three against Australia and two against South Africa. They lost their final match of the series against South Africa. They completed their end of year tour unbeaten, with record away wins over France, England and Wales. New Zealand were named 2006 IRB Team of the Year and were nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for the second time, while flanker Richie McCaw was named IRB Player of the Year.
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