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England 1980 Vintage Rugby Shirt

England 1980 Vintage Rugby ShirtReplica of the England Vintage Rugby Shirt as worn at the 1980 Five Nations championship. Although England proved victorious, the team had not won an outright title since 1963 and had lost every game in Paris since 1964 so the 1980 Five Nations game against France was definitely the pinnacle of the tournament. After beating Ireland 24-9 in the opening fixture, England gained the confidence they needed to thrash France in Paris for the first time in 16 years. In the early stages of the game, France had an explosive start by scoring a try within the first three minutes but by half-time, England had surged into a 14-7 lead. France came back fighting but England stood firm through a French attack down their right wing and celebrated a 17-13 win as the final whistle blew. They managed to dominate the tournament by winning all 4 matches and thus claiming a Grand Slam for the eigth time, the first since 1957. As they beat Ireland, Wales and Scotland they also clamed the Triple Crown and The Calcutta Cup.

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