Scotland Stars Launch Heritage Shirt For World Cup

By Gavin Willacy - October 19 2008
Scotland Stars Launch Heritage Shirt For World Cup Scotland are marking their appearance at the Rugby League World Cup in Australia today for the World Cup with the release of a new T-shirt celebrating the heritage of the game north of the border. Scotland half-back Andrew Henderson is seen here showing his off in front of the Saltire!
It’s the latest shirt in a series called Le Treize Patrimoine – French for 'The Rugby League Heritage' – and features the names of a string of Scottish rugby league stars of the past including Great Britain’s 1954 World Cup winning captain Dave Valentine and team-mate David Rose, who scored one of GB’s two tries in the final. Huddersfield legend Valentine and Rose are just two of seven Great Britain internationals on the T-shirt.

The others are Wigan’s 1929 Wembley hero Roy Kinnear (father of the comic actor with the same name and grandfather of current star West End actor Rory Kinnear); Leeds’ prolific young winger of the 1950s, Drew Turnball; duel-code British Lion Alan Tait; Hull KR legend George Fairbairn (who became England’s record points-scorer when there was no Scotland team in the 1980s); and Charlie Renilson, who went from Jed-Forest to Eastern Suburbs via Halifax, with whom he won the Championship in 1965.

Also on the T-shirt is maverick Whitehaven scrum-half Brian Shillinglaw and former Salford and Halifax forward, Hugh Duffy,who, like Rose, headed south from Jedforest in the 50s.

The high quality cotton T-shirts are priced £16.99 incl P&P come in size Large, XL or XXL and can be ordered by emailing rlbravehearts@hotmail.com or texting ‘Scotland T’ to 07796 442041. Sales will be used to fund the Scotland RL Player of the Year Awards.