England Rugby Rose Cufflinks are now part of an exclusive range of jewellery and gifts for Men and women from The London Silver Company.com.
The London Silver Company.Com is now an official licensed partner of the England RFU
The England Rose is an official registered trademark of the Rugby Football Union and is subject of extensive trade mark registrations worldwide
The England Rugby team has always worn a red rose emblem on the left breast of their shirts
There is no evidence to explain exactly why the Rugby Football Union chose it in 1871 for England’s first international match which was incidentally against the “auld enemy” Scotland. It was even then displayed on a white jersey /shirt. The England rose was first officially adopted by the RFU in 1920 and replaced with a new ‘corporate’ rose (above) in June 1999.
There are several potential reasons why a red rose was adopted:
The royal English rose is red and white. It was created to symbolise the end of the “War of the Roses” and the marriage between the houses of Lancaster (Henry VII) and York ( Elizabeth 1).
The ‘England rose’ is not therefore red. However, but as Elizabeth won,she continued to use the red rose because they were descended from the House of Lancaster. So, it is the red rose that is seen as an emblem of England and English monarchy.This is probably why the RFU selected the red rose and why its so popular with the Royals today.
Prince Harry is a big England Rugby fan and he proved it recently by recording a You Tube piece to camera to cheer on the England Rugby team at the recent QBE internationals.
Price Harry, not wearing his England Rugby Rose Cufflinks
Elizabeth 1 presented the founder of Rugby School Lawrence Sheriff with a coat of arms that included the English Rose .Rugby School school is of course where the game started.
The white kit worn by England Rugby players was also copied from the kit used at Rugby School
The London Silver Company.Com have created a range of 12 stunning pieces that are handmade in sterling silver and feature the England Rose
This large lapel pin or brooch retails for £80 and weighs a hefty grams of solid sterling silver
The “new” England Rose was
It was Alfred Wright, an RFU employee, who standardised the use of the England rose by the RFU on England jerseys. Wright was first employed as a clerk in 1919 and subsequently became Administrative Secretary of the Union.
These England Rugby Rose Cufflinks are linked with a silver chain to a Rugby ball and weigh over 18gms and are available at £109.
Come on England
The Silver Rose Collection will be available to buy from February 1st 2014