Condition: - 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: - 39-41 Inches / 100-107 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Cotton Traders
Shirt Colour: - Navy blue, white trim
Shirt Material: - Cotton
Seasons: - 2008/2009
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Cotton Traders Sale Sharks home rugby shirt from the 2008/2009 season.
Condition of this vintage shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear (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.
On 19 August 2008, Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe was announced as the captain for the new season, replacing Jason White who was still recovering from an injury. A new Premiership record of four games without leaking a try was set at the start of the season, these games were Newcastle (A), Saracens (H), Bristol (A) and Gloucester (H).
Sale was knocked out of the European Cup in the group stages. Despite earning a win over Clermont, a defeat at home to Munster, a defeat to Montauban and Munster beating The Sharks in Ireland led to an exit. Charlie Hodgson was voted the player of the year at the club's end-of-season awards on Thursday 30 April 2009.
Philippe Saint-André stepped down from his position as Director of Rugby at the end of the 2008–09 season. Along with the departure of Saint-André, a number of key players announced that their time at Sale was up. Captain Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe and cult figure Sébastien Chabal all bade farewell to the club at the end of the season.