An Introduction to France Rugby Shirt 1968 Grand Slam
France Rugby Shirt 1968 Grand Slam. Our inspiration. The Ellis Rugby Rugby Shirt is inspired by the famous alternative France 1968 Grand Slam team captained by Christian Carrère.
France Rugby first ever Grand Slam in 1968
Victories over Scotland 8 points to 6. Ireland 16 points to 6. And England 14-9 at Stade Colombes. France had already won the championship. But needed to defeat Wales to win the coveted Grand Slam (Grand Chelem).
France’s captain was flanker Christian Carrère. Also, in the back row were Walter Spanghero and Michel Greffe. And Elie Cester along with lain Plantefol at Lock forward. Michel Yachvili (the father of Dimitri) was at hooker. Either side at Prop was Jean-Claude Noble and Michel Lasserre.
France Rugby’s first Grand Slam wearing the away jersey
The team marched on to the Arms Park in Cardiff. Wearing their away jerseys that inspired the Ellis Rugby designs. The three-quarter included Centre’s Jo Maso and Claude Dourthe. André Campaes and Jean-Marie Bonal were on the wings and Claude Lacaze at full-back. The half-back pairing included brothers Guy and Lillian Camberabero. Two clever tacticians.
Unfortunately, torrential rain resulted in the notorious Arms Park turning into a mud bath. Wales led 9-3 at halftime. The second half saw tries by the French skipper Christian Carrère and Lillian Camberabero. With brother Guy adding a conversion and a second penalty. He also added a drop goal to secure the final result of 14 points to 9. And the first-ever French Grand Slam (Grand Chelem).
The France Rugby Shirt 1968 Grand Slam. Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the jersey features a detailed applique Crest. Other features include a herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Also, we offer a vintage France Rugby Collection.