Condition: - 9/10 Superb (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: - 39-41 Inches / 100-107 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Adidas
Shirt Colour: - Red, black trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2006
Player: - N/A
Patches: - Super 14
Official Adidas Crusaders home rugby shirt from the 2006 season. Complete with Super 14 patch on the sleeve.
Condition of this vintage rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (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.
In 2006, the Super 12 expanded to form the Super 14 when the Western Force from Perth, Australia, and the Central Cheetahs from the Free State and Northern Cape Provinces, South Africa joined the competition. An unbeaten run of sixteen matches was nearly halted when the Crusaders drew with the Western Force in Perth in round eleven. The following week, the unbeaten run was ended when the Crusaders lost to the Stormers in Cape Town.
That loss was their only one of the year, as they finished top of the table with eleven wins. After beating the Bulls in their semi-final, the Crusaders faced the Hurricanes in the final at Jade Stadium that was played in a thick fog, causing poor visibility. Sections of the crowd could not see the field, and many spectators left during the match. The scorers were tied 9–9 going into the game's last 20 minutes. The Crusaders' Casey Laulala then scored the game's only try before the match finished 19–12.