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Product Description

This is a rare New South Wales Official Canterbury Rugby League Shirt from the 2002 and 2003 seasons

CONDITION - Shirt is in good condition

CONDITION DETAILS - Colours are good. There are some faint marks on the front and some loose threads on the Harvey Norman patch. 

SIZE - Adults Size 2XL
Armpit to armpit 27 inches. Top of shoulder to bottom of shirt 32 inches. 

Please check the measurements as sizes from previous periods can be different to todays standard sizes

MADE - by Canterbury of cotton and polyester

DETAIL - Shirt from when the series was drawn in 2002 and when the Blues won the series 2-1 in 2003, see detail of each 2003 Origin game below

PLAYERS - included Johns, Tahu, Minichiello

VIDEO - State of origin 2003 game 2
 

2003 State of Origin

Game 1 - 11th June 2003 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Queensland 12 New South Wales 25

In Game I, Andrew Johns spoiled what was supposed to be a party time for the Queenslanders, who returned to their spiritual home of Suncorp Stadium. The ground was quickly nicknamed the "Sand Pit" as its sandy surface was constantly shifting under the feet of players. Both Maroons centres Justin Hodges and Paul Bowman, were taken from the field with serious knee injuries which were later blamed on the shifting surface.

The Blues pack led by interchange prop Luke Bailey, hammered their Maroons counterparts and gave Johns plenty of room to weave his magic. Johns contributed 13 points to the tally while Anthony Minichiello scored a try double.

Queensland State of Origin shirts

Game 2 - 25th June 2003 Telstra Stadium, Sydney

New South Wales 27 Queensland 4

The series was virtually decided by half-time of game II after the Blues raced to a 17–0 lead. Johns was again the catalyst starting the scoring with a brilliant banana kick that rebounded off the cross bar, went through the hands of Michael De Vere and fell to the ground before Ben Kennedy pounced.

There was no greater example of the brilliant halfback's influence than the last minute before the break. Johns kicked for touch from a 20-metre restart, then after winning the ensuing scrum, hoisted a bomb high into the air which was contested before being batted back into his hands. Without a second thought and while on the run, he potted a 25-metre field goal with ease.

The final score was 27–4 to the Blues who remained unbeaten from seven matches on their home turf of Telstra Stadium

Game 3 - 16th July 2003, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Queensland 36 New South Wales 6

Game III, a "dead rubber", restored some much needed pride for the Maroons who dominated the Blues in every facet of the game. Winger Matt Sing was superb, scoring three tries in a man-of-the match performance.

Queensland started with a new-found zest and led 16-0 after just 17 minutes before strangling the Blues out of the contest. Johns was forced to accept the shield in front of an almost empty stadium after Queensland had completed a lap of honour. It was an anticlimactic end to what had been the gifted number seven's best ever series. Queensland's dead rubber win equalled their biggest ever State of Origin victory, which was first equalled in 1989, and then again in 20087, before it was broken in the3rd game of the 2015 series.

For a history of NSW Blues shirts check the link below

History of NSW Blues shirts

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Specifications

Brand
Canterbury
Condition
Used
Product Code
230331
Weight
0.53kg

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2002 2003 New South Wales Origin Rugby League Shirt 2XL

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