The name ‘All Blacks’ dates from the first tour of the UK by a New Zealand national rugby team, the Originals, in 1905-06.
According to Billy Wallace, one of the members of the Originals, a London newspaper quoted – ‘the New Zealanders played as if they were “all blacks” – which in fact, should have been – “all backs”. This simple typographical error is to blame for the now famous team name.
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The New Zealand 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 ‘7’ applique patch on the back with the subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand and tone on tone logo on the arm.
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.