Condition: 7/10 Good. Button missing on collar. One small hole on the sleeve
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Green, white trim
Seasons: 1987/1988 - 1991/1992
Official O’Neills Ireland home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 1987/88 international season.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 7/10 – Good. Button missing on collar. One small hole on the sleeve (see photos).
Willie John McBride was coach until 1984. In 1982, Ireland, led by fly-half Ollie Campbell, won the Five Nations and their first Triple Crown in 33 years. Three years later in 1985, Ireland won the Five Nations and the Triple Crown again. It would be Ireland's last silverware until 2004. Ireland scored 10 tries against Romania in a 60–0 win on 1 November 1986, the biggest win by a Tier One country in international rugby at the time, equalling the French record set in 1967. At the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup, victories over Tonga and Canada saw Ireland through to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten 33–15 by joint hosts Australia.
Ireland failed to win the Five Nations in the whole of the 1990s, never finishing outside the bottom two. In 1991, they lost their test series against Namibia. At the second Rugby World Cup in 1991, after wins over Japan and Zimbabwe, Ireland lost 15–24 at Murrayfield. Ireland played the Wallabies at Lansdowne Road in the quarter-finals and appeared to be on the verge of a shock victory over Australia, when Michael Lynagh scored the winning try to clinch a 19–18 win for Australia. At the 1994 Five Nations Championship, Ireland beat England at Twickenham.
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