Detail of the collar showing that the shirt was supplied by the famous department store Whiteaway Laidlaw & Co based on Nanking Road
Artifact of the Month Number 1 - March 2014
A seventy-five year old Shanghai Rugby Football Club playing shirt
The Shanghai Tang replica SRFC Shirt Collection
Bill Rigg pictured in 1939 wearing the shirt that now resides in the modern SRFC club house
This month we feature an original 1930s Shanghai Rugby Club playing shirt. The shirt belonged to William 'Bill' Hyslop Rigg and was presented to the modern Shanghai Rugby Football Club by his sons John and Tony Rigg in 2011. You can find out more about Bill Rigg here.
The seventy-five year old shirt now hangs proudly in the club house of the modern club at Wai Gao Qiao, Pudong, Shanghai. The donation was put to good use when the rugby club licensed Shanghai Tang to exclusively replicate the shirt. You can see more details here and below.