Oldest international rugby jersey to star in Whyte's sale

The oldest known international rugby jersey will star in a sale at Whyte's in Dublin on December 13-14.

It's valued at $26,483-31,780.  

rugby Irish shirt
The shirt is faded but the badge is still clearly visible

William Grant Byron wore the shirt during the 1899 Home Nations championship between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Ireland was victorious that year, achieving a second triple crown victory.  

The lot is faded but still displays clearly displays the traditional shamrock badge.   

The record for a rugby jersey is £180,000 ($276,440), set for a 1905 All Blacks shirt earlier this year.

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