Condition: 9/10 - Superb
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 100-106 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Patches: 2009 Lions Tour to South Africa
Official Adidas British & Irish Lions home rugby shirt from the 2009 tour to South Africa.
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.
The British and Irish Lions played a three-match Test series against South Africa, with matches in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. South Africa won the Test series, defeating the Lions 26–21 in the first Test, and then 28–25 in the second Test. The third Test was won by the Lions 28–9.
The highlight of the series was the second Test, which the Lions had led until the 76th minute, when they fell 25–22 behind. Two minutes later, Stephen Jones slotted a penalty to draw the sides at 25–25 with only two minutes left on the clock. However, two minutes into injury time, Morné Steyn scored a 52-metre penalty kick, to win the match at 28–25.
The tour started with matches against six provincial teams, the Lions winning all six. The Lions also played one match against South Africa's A team, the Emerging Springboks, which was drawn at 13–13.