WALLABIES JERSEY HISTORY (1899 – present)
written by Sean Fagan
The first Australian team was chosen in 1899 for a home series against the British Lions.
The first Australia vs New Zealand match was played in 1903 in Sydney.
The Australian team’s first overseas tour was in 1905 with a visit to New Zealand (including one Test match).
The first team to go by the name of ‘Wallabies’ was the Australian touring party who went to Britain in 1908.
Wallabies jerseys colours
1899 – present
(Test matches & World Cups)
SKY BLUE in Sydney / MAROON in Brisbane
SKY BLUE & MAROON ‘butcher stripes’ hoops
1907: regular hoops (3rd Test v NZ)
1914: maroon in Brisbane
1933: sky blue (tour to Sth Africa)
1937: white with green/gold centre bands (vs Sth Africa)
1938: gold with green centre band (vs NZ)
1956: white (vs Sth Africa)
1961: gold (tour to Sth Africa)
GOLD WITH GREEN embellishments
1995: gold & green hoops (vs Romania, RWC)
1997-98: gold with green & white (‘jigsaw jersey’)
1999: sky blue (vs England)
- Compilation & text © Sean Fagan – 2013.