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 firstname.lastname@example.org or texting ‘Scotland T’ to 07796 442041. Sales will be used to fund the Scotland RL Player of the Year Awards.