Warriors’ first season back in the Aviva Premiership during the 2015/16 campaign was a successful one following the redevelopment of the Indoor Training Centre, which became a state-of-the-art High Performance Centre to give Warriors some of the best training facilities in the country.nThe club also made a number of high-profile signings in Francois Hougaard, Donncha O’Callaghan and Wynand Olivier and finished the season in tenth position after winning seven games.nThe short sleeve rugby jersey made for the 2015-16 season features chunky rib collar and cuffs with buttoned neckline. Embroided with the modern Worcester Warriors badge. Limited stock available.
Louis Magee was capped 27 times for Ireland, ten as captain, and won two Championships, leading Ireland to a Triple Crown win in the 1899 Home Nations Championship. In 1898, while in London, Magee was approached by newly formed club, London Irish, to play for the first team. When Magee accepted, his presence in the team helped recruit other countrymen to join the exile club, and is seen as a major catalyst in the success of the club. This jersey is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed embroidery on the crest, herringbone finish on the vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Available in Navy/Green and Green/Navy combinations.
The development of Rugby Football in the early years was due to ‘Old Boys’ forming football clubs once they’d left school and gone in to industry. This is evident with the formation of the game in 1871 with the majority of the founder clubs being made up from Old Rugbeians or Old Marlburians. The world’s first and oldest “football club” the Guy’s Hospital Football Club, established in London in 1843, was also formed by old boys from Rugby School. This Rugby jersey is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed embroidery on the crest, herringbone finish on the vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Available in sizes S to 2XL
Bath Football Club is one of the oldest clubs in existence, having been founded in 1865 by members of Lansdown Cricket Club in Bath (founded 1825) for ‘something to do in the winter’. This is the reason why the club colours of the two clubs are identical. With an original home base at North Parade, Bath then led a nomadic existence during the 1800s playing at Claverton Down, Lambridge Meadows, Taylor’s Field and Henrietta Park. They then leased a plot of land at Pulteney Meadow where today’s Rec stands.nThis Rugby shirt is manufactured from 100% peach finish cotton and features detailed embroidery of the heritage Bath Rugby badge, inner contrast placket and blue/black chest panel with tipped ecru trim, contrast collar trim and chunky rib cuffs. Limited stock available.
The club was established in 1880 under the original title of Northampton St. James (Saints) by Rev Samuel Wathen Wigg, a local clergyman and curate of St. James Church who was a resident of the nearby village of Milton Malsor in the house known as “Mortimers”. This is how the club got its two nicknames of ‘The Saints’ or ‘Jimmies’. His original concept was to promote “order” to his younger parish members by creating a youth rugby club, with the philosophy of a “hooligan sport designed to turn them into gentlemen”.nThis vintage quartered Saints rugby jersey is manufactured from soft touch 100% cotton and features chunky rib collar and cuffs with buttoned neckline. It includes the famous crest, produced as an traditional applique. Limited stock available.
By the late 1920s the London Irish club boasted its first “home grown” Ireland international in a mighty forward, S J ‘Cags’ Cagney who won 13 caps in the green jersey between 1925 and 1929. This decade saw the inauguration of regular fixtures against great clubs such as Leicester and Cardiff. Cagney was captain of the club in the 1928/29 season when it did the double over the other two London exiles clubs for the first time.nManufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed applique of the Vintage London Irish badge and ‘CAGS – Rugby Legend’ on the opposite chest, ‘London Irish’ embroidery on the collar stand, cross-hatch shoulder stitching and herringbone detail on vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Limited stock available.
C.N. Lowe MC, DFC, an England Rugby international (18 tries, 25 caps), a 1st World War flying ace credited with nine victories, and supposedly the inspiration for W. E. Johns’ character “Biggles”. He was a Cambridge University student and won rugby blues in 1911, 1912 & 1913, making him a rare ‘Triple Blue’. He also played in four England Grand Slam winning sides until his retirement in 1923. The design features a quartered crest including the English Rose and symbols celebrating C.N. Lowe’s military achievements on the front chest. In addition the vintage Cambridge Lion and Ellis Rugby branding on the arms. The garment is manufactured from Satin touch 100% Cotton. In addition herringbone detail on side vents and velvet tape on neck opening. Available in sizes S to 4XL.
The 1920-21 season became famous for Gloucester RFC when Fredd Webb skippered the club to 23 matches unbeaten at home at Kingsholm, with only the United Services and Pontypool clubs being able to defeat them at home. Gloucester RFC defeated Newport 12 to 9 in front of 8,000 spectators. The following season was infamous for the number of footballers that were sent from the field by officials, 14 for fighting, seven for arguing, six for language and one for foul play. Leicester actually cancelled their Gloucester RFC fixture because of this. Around the mid 1920s the media began to refer to the club as the ‘Red and Whites’.nThe Ellis Rugby Vintage Gloucester shirt gets its inspiration from the early years of the club shirts and features another version of the famous Gloucester Crest along with the traditional Cherry and White hoops in ‘Cherry’ Red.nManufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed embroidery on the collar stand back, cross-hatch shoulder stitching, herringbone detail on vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Limited stock available.
Rugby Union took root in Wales in 1850, when Reverend Rowland Williams became Vice-Principal at St David’s College, Lampeter, where he introduced the sport. The first Welsh club, Neath was formed in 1871. Wales played their first international on 19 February 1881; organised by Newport’s Richard Mullock, Wales played against England, losing by seven goals, one drop goal and six tries to nil (8-0). The Welsh Rugger Shirt is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed embroidery on the original badge, matching inner placket, cuffs and collar, herringbone detail on vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition a complex ’10’ applique patch on the back with the subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand and tone on tone logo on the arm. Available in sizes S – 4XL.
Paul Roos was the captain of the first South African team to tour the British Isles. The team was largely dominated by players from Western Province, and took place during 1906-07. They played 29 matches; including Tests against all four Home Nations. The South African Rugger Shirt is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton and features detailed embroidery on the original patch badge, matching inner placket, cuffs and collar, herringbone detail on vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition a complex ‘6’ applique patch (celebrating Francois Pienaar and Nelson Mandela’s 1995 World Cup celebrations) on the back with the subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand and tone on tone logo on the arm. Available in sizes S – 4XL. Please note this jersey is not a licensed product, nor is it a playing shirt. It is inspired by the national heroes who have played the wonderful game of Rugby Football.