Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 38-40 Inches / 97-101 CM
Colour: Black, red trim
Seasons: 2008/2009 & 2009/2010
Official Kooga Saracens home rugby shirt from the 2008/09 season.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The arrival of Brendan Venter to the head coach role in 2009 sparked major controversy. Shortly after arrival he triggered the culling of 18 players within 48 hours, known amongst fans as "the night of the long knives", this would then be followed up by the arrival of a number of South Africans to the squad.
This caused the club to be strongly criticised as they were seen to be swaying away from being an English club. Some even began calling the club "Saffracens", due to their strong South African links (Saffa being slang for South African).
This didn't stop Saracens going on a 10-match unbeaten run at the start of the domestic season which saw wins over London Irish (at Twickenham in the London Double Header), Northampton (at Wembley), London Wasps and Bath.
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