Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 37-39 Inches / 95-99 CM
Colour: White, orange & teal trim
Seasons: 2008 & 2009
Patches: Super 14
Official Canterbury Cheetahs home rugby shirt from the 2008 season. Complete with Super 14 patch on the sleeve
Condition of this vintage rugby jersey is 9/10 - Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In mid April 2005, the South African Rugby Union announced that the Central Unions franchise would be its fifth team for the expanded Super 14 competition that would begin in 2006. They were awarded the franchise ahead of the Southern and Eastern Cape (see Southern Spears).
In the pre-season of the their entrance to the new look Super 14 competition, the Cheetahs played both of the other new franchises, new Australian team; the Western Force and 2007 fellow South African team, the Southern Spears. The Cheetahs proved to be the strongest out of the new sides, demolishing the Spears 48 to nil and soundly defeating the Force in Perth, 29 to 19.
The Cheetahs played their first game on 10 February, proving they are fighting fit, but were not good enough on the day for the South African Bulls, losing their first official match in Bloemfontein 18 points to 30. The Cheetahs won their first Super 14 game in week two, defeating the Sharks in a thrilling match seeing the Cheetahs win by a single point, 27 to 26.
Entering round four of the 2006 season, the Cheetahs were facing the table leaders, the Hurricanes. In a surprise result, the Cheetahs beat the table leaders, thus winning their first home game and proving they deserve to be in the Super 14.
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