An Introduction to the Vintage Italy Union Polo Shirt
The Vintage Italy Rugby Union Polo Shirt Retro. It is manufactured by Ellis Rugby. This is of exceptional quality.
The history of rugby in Italy. Started with French students who introduced the game to Milan University in 1911. In addition, France is close to northern Italy. And it is likely this helped spread the game as well.
The first match played by an Italian rugby team was in 1911. It was played between US Milanese and Voiron of France. Additionally, on 25 July 1911, a Committee was formed. In 1928 it became the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR).
The national team played their first game in May 1929. It was played in Barcelona and Italy lost 0-9 against Spain. A week later. A rematch was held in Milan. This time Italy beat Spain 3-0. There was a further game in 1928 when Ambrosiana Milano beat R.C.T. Bucharest 15-3.
The first Italian championship took place in 1929. It included only 6 of the 16 teams that existed in Italy. In addition, it was won by Ambrosiana Milano,
Then in 1934, the FIR Committee became founding members of the Fédération Internationale de Rugby Amateur. And, they j0ined along with national teams of Italy, France, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Germany. Then in 1936. Italy took part in the Fira European Tournament. It was staged in Berlin, Germany.
Rugby union spread to other parts of Italy. It became very popular in the cities of Rome, Bologna and Padua. Along with Naples, Brescia, Torino, and Parma. In addition, France was the first of the Championship country to play Italy at senior level. And the first match took place in 1937. France won 43-5.
Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton, Ellis Rugby Vintage Italy Rugby Union Polo Shirt Retro. It features detailed embroidery on the vintage Italian badge. In addition, it also includes a contrasting inner placket, arms, and collar stand. Also included in this garment is the herringbone detail on the vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Also, subtle Ellis Rugby branding features on the collar stand and tone-on-tone logo on the arm.
The available sizes are S – 4XL.
As well as this Vintage Italy Rugby Union Polo Shirt Retro, we also offer a Vintage Rugby Shirt and T-Shirt