The Rugby Union Six Nations 2020 Championship is upon us. Wales, as reigning champions, are the team to beat and England after finishing as runners up at the World Cup last year, are ready to take the crown. So, whether you’re watching pitch side or from the comfort of your armchair – here’s our guide to the essential kit for cheering your team in style!
Black&Blue 1871 International Rugby Shirts
If today’s lightweight and short sleeved rugby shirts are not your style, Black&Blue 1871 vintage inspired international rugby shirts are probably much more to your liking.
Available in sizes XS to XXL and for every national team competing in the Six Nations championship, there is a Black&Blue 1871 rugby shirt to suit you, whether you support England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland or Wales.
Named after the year that the Rugby Football Union was founded and the first international match between Scotland and England was played, the stylish 1871 brand celebrates the history and heritage of Rugby Union. Each shirt is embroidered with 1871 detailing on the back of the neck, and the date of the team’s first international match beneath the embroidered vintage logo.
Designed for style, comfort and durability, 1871 international shirts are made from soft, heavy slab cotton, featuring reinforced hems and a two rubber button placket. To achieve a heritage ‘old school’ look, the cotton is coloured with vintage dies, along with a distressed wash, creating a nice retro, worn-in look and feel.
For the truly classic rugby shirt look, each shirt features a white collar, long sleeves and ribbed cuffs.
Shop for Black&Blue Rugby Shirts at Roxtons Alongside the major Northern Hemisphere Rugby nations, 1871 International Rugby shirts are available for fans of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, perfect for expats in the UK.
On roxtons.co.uk, you’ll also find Black&Blue 1871’s Founding 13 Rugby shirts, celebrating 13 of the founding clubs of the football union.