The Rugby World Cup is about to kick-off in Japan and we’re getting in on the action with the arrival of our fabulous new Rugby-inspired brand – Black&Blue 1871.
Winston Churchill once said “Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen”, this may be true but it’s also a sport with a great spirit of friendship and camaraderie.
Black and Blue 1871
Black&Blue 1871 have launched a range of high quality rugby shirts, durable enough to wear in the ruck and comfortable enough to grab a beer in.
Patriotic Followers of their National Teams can choose home or away strips of all Six Nation Teams as well as International sides. Forget nylon strips, these shirts have a heritage ‘old school’ feel as a result of their 100% blub cotton, vintage colour dies and distressed wash. The worn-in look and feel is key to the appeal of these shirts.
The details are also well thought out, each shirt is embroidered with stitched details including the years of their first rugby games.
Lovers of rugby history will love Black&Blue 1871’s ‘Founding Shirts’ featuring 13 of the original 21 founding clubs of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). 1871 was the date of the first RFU meeting at a restaurant in Pall Mall, London where the first laws of the game were drawn up and the game of rugby, as we now know it, was born.
Of the 21 original founding clubs, 13 either disbanded or ceased to exist and little is known about many of them. Black&Blue 1871 has taken these majestically named founding clubs and brought them back to life giving each club its own identity, whether it be the Mohicans or the Marlborough Nomads, all the designs and colours are perfect for wearing on or off the pitch!
So, don your rugby shirt with pride and meet fellow members for a game, be it touch or full on Black&Blue contact or perhaps enjoy a fun day with the family at a Black&Blue 1871 tug-o-war tournament.
We’re proud to stock the full collection of Six Nations, International and Founding clubs shirts here at Roxtons. Please click here to shop now for rugby shirts.