The Hughes

A vintage reproduction of the classic 1950 international New Zealand rugby shirt

Made from 100% cotton, this Arthur Hughes jersey is a study of the original worn by the New Zealand Hooker.

Its highly woven cloth delivers supreme quality with a contrast twill collar and featuring nape embroidery commemorating the player’s signature characteristics.

The particulars of the original were carefully studied and reproduced culminating in a ‘bootlace’ collar and quilted shoulder panel. We’ve incorporated the iconic silver fern on the chest with unparalleled detail, delivering an authentic vintage jersey that is tailored for a contemporary audience.

100% British made in our manufacturing facility here in the Midlands, with yarn spun in the same building.

Limited Edition range with only 250 jerseys available!

Clear

£135.00

George Nepia (1905 - 1986)

‘1950 All Blacks ’

Born in Wairou, Nepia attended his local agricultural college and showed an early flare for rugby. He was selected for his hometown club of Hawkes Bay in 1922 – one of the most formidable teams in the country and the current holders of the Ranfurly Shield or ‘Log o’ Wood Trophy’ (New Zealand’s domestic championship).

Originally favoured as a winger, he was later tempted to ‘second-five-eighth’ or inside-centre in pounds and pence.

Size guide

SizeChestWaistHips
Small91.44 - 96.5273.66 - 78.7492.71 - 97.79
Medium96.52 - 101.678.74 - 83.8297.79 - 102.87
Large101.6 - 106.6883.82 - 91.44102.87 - 110.49
XL106.68 - 114.391.44 - 101.6110.49 - 120.65
XXL114.3 - 121.92101.6 - 111.76120.65 - 130.81
SizeChestWaistHips
Small36 - 3829 - 3136.5 - 38.5
Medium38 - 4031 - 3338.5 - 40.5
Large40 - 4233 - 3640.5 - 43.5
XL42 - 4536 - 4043.5 - 47.5
XXL45 - 4840 - 4447.5 - 51.5