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England Rugby 1871 Polo Shirt

£40.00 GBP

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We ship to over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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We offer a variety of shipping options to suit your needs, including standard, express, all of which are TRACKED shipping options.

UK Standard - £4.99 Estimated delivery time for this service is 2-4 working days. This service is tracked service with Royal Mail and standard delivery days are Monday - Friday

UK Express Delivery - £6.99

Estimated delivery time for this service is 1-2 working days. This service is with Royal Mail 24 and standard delivery days are Monday - Friday.

*Delays may occur when sending to Islands and Highlands of UK*

UK DPD Express - £7.99

Estimated delivery time for this service is 1-2 working days. This service is with DPD and standard delivery days are Monday - Friday. You will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot on the day by email and text and have the ability to move the delivery as required.

International Tracked Deliveries - From £6.50 

Estimated delivery times for this service is 7 – 12 business day. You will be sent a tracking number once the item is dispatched and as the parcel progresses the tracking will update. The countries national carrier will take over final mile delivery and you can track on their website using the same tracking number.

*During busy periods e.g. Christmas, tournament times etc. dispatch times may vary.

Returns Period

We offer a very generous 90-Day Returns Period for ALL orders - as we know it isn't always easy to get returns to us if you are planning on giving as a gift.

Description

England 1871 Rugby Polo Shirt - Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the Polo Shirt features detailed applique rose crest patch. Also, matches inner placket, cuffs and collar, herringbone detail on vents and tape on the neck opening. In addition stylish cross-hatch stitching on the chest and shoulder panels along with the subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand and ecru coloured logo on the arm.

An Introduction to the England 1871 Rugby Polo Shirt
There are three possibilities as to why the Heritage England Rugby Shirt originally featured the now-famous red rose symbol.

The first traced back to the Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose). This is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty. Henry VII brought the end of the ‘Wars of the Roses‘ between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Henry’s mother was Margaret Beaufort from the House of Lancaster. In January 1486, he married Elizabeth of York. He married to bring all factions together. Henry adopted the Tudor rose badge conjoining the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.

Therefore, the English rose is not red, but half red and half white. However, subsequent monarchs (such as Elizabeth I) remained associated with the red rose.

The second reason involves a man called Lawrence Sheriff. Besides amassing a vast fortune during his career he eventually presented with a coat of arms by Elizabeth I. The princess also allowed him to use her red rose on his own family crest. When Lawrence passed away, his will stipulated that his money should be used for finding a school. He professed this will to educate the children in his home town of Rugby and Brownsover.

Rugby School gave its name to the sport when William Webb Ellis first picked up a football on the sports field and ran with it. Subsequently he based its coat of arms on that of Lawrence Sheriff. Therefore, the red rose ended up on the Rugby School crest. It’s a known fact that the white kit was worn by England taken from the kit used at Rugby School. So it’s not unrealistic to think that the England rugby rose was also taken from the school crest as a badge.

The third and final possible reason dates back to the first-ever rugby union international match between England and Scotland in 1871. Of the group of players who selected the first England side, two came from clubs in Lancashire (Liverpool and Manchester) and therefore opted to use the red rose of Lancaster as an emblem of the national team. Although somewhat plausible, it is highly unlikely that the other members of the selection committee would have agreed to such an obviously regional emblem being used on the national jersey.

Many red rose symbols used on English jerseys over the years, since the first international in 1871. Worn on the 1914 jersey, our version gets its inspiration from it.

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England Rugby 1871 Polo Shirt

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England Rugby 1871 Polo Shirt

£40.00 GBP

England 1871 Rugby Polo Shirt - Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the Polo Shirt features detailed applique rose crest patch. Also, matches inner placket, cuffs and collar, herringbone detail on vents and tape on the neck opening. In addition stylish cross-hatch stitching on the chest and shoulder panels along with the subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand and ecru coloured logo on the arm.

An Introduction to the England 1871 Rugby Polo Shirt
There are three possibilities as to why the Heritage England Rugby Shirt originally featured the now-famous red rose symbol.

The first traced back to the Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose). This is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty. Henry VII brought the end of the ‘Wars of the Roses‘ between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Henry’s mother was Margaret Beaufort from the House of Lancaster. In January 1486, he married Elizabeth of York. He married to bring all factions together. Henry adopted the Tudor rose badge conjoining the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.

Therefore, the English rose is not red, but half red and half white. However, subsequent monarchs (such as Elizabeth I) remained associated with the red rose.

The second reason involves a man called Lawrence Sheriff. Besides amassing a vast fortune during his career he eventually presented with a coat of arms by Elizabeth I. The princess also allowed him to use her red rose on his own family crest. When Lawrence passed away, his will stipulated that his money should be used for finding a school. He professed this will to educate the children in his home town of Rugby and Brownsover.

Rugby School gave its name to the sport when William Webb Ellis first picked up a football on the sports field and ran with it. Subsequently he based its coat of arms on that of Lawrence Sheriff. Therefore, the red rose ended up on the Rugby School crest. It’s a known fact that the white kit was worn by England taken from the kit used at Rugby School. So it’s not unrealistic to think that the England rugby rose was also taken from the school crest as a badge.

The third and final possible reason dates back to the first-ever rugby union international match between England and Scotland in 1871. Of the group of players who selected the first England side, two came from clubs in Lancashire (Liverpool and Manchester) and therefore opted to use the red rose of Lancaster as an emblem of the national team. Although somewhat plausible, it is highly unlikely that the other members of the selection committee would have agreed to such an obviously regional emblem being used on the national jersey.

Many red rose symbols used on English jerseys over the years, since the first international in 1871. Worn on the 1914 jersey, our version gets its inspiration from it.

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