Information regarding 2.0065
keen rugby fans as well as of course smurf collectors,
we were naturally drawn to the rugby smurf - 2.0065.
The "normal" colours of this smurf are a
yellow shirt, red shorts and yellow socks but we had
noticed that there were colour variations of the rugby
smurf wearing international rugby team colours. There
was very little information regarding the colour variations
of this smurf in any smurf guide and any information
that was available was very vague and the prices varied
incredibly. It soon became apparent to us that the
majority of the colour variation rugby smurfs were
in fact released in the UK during the National Garage
smurf promotions in the early 80's.
are the colours that were available in the UK:
discovery regarding the rugby smurfs was that there
were two other colour variations relating to team colours.
Firstly, a fairly obvious one which was the South Africa
team colours but there was another which wasn't so obvious
and has confused quite a few smurf collectors. This
second one being the British Lions team colours which
are very similar to the Welsh rugby smurf. These smurfs
we believe were released to commemorate the British
Lion's tour of South Africa in 1980 and were definitely
sold in South Africa and also possibly in Hong Kong
as there seems to have been quite a few discovered there
Africa - Green shirt, yellow collar, white
shorts, green socks.
- Red shirt, white shorts, green socks.
other note of interest regarding the rugby smurfs is
a notable team missing from the colour variations available
and that is Australia. As far as we are aware, there
was no smurf released in the Australian colours and
the popular theory for this is that it is because Australia
weren't quite as prominent in the world rugby scene
back then as they are now.
to see the rugby smurfs in our collection.