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ARGENTINA

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ARGENTINA 1968 JERSEY - WELSH TOUR - An Argentina 1968 player issue jersey without a number from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with the Argentinian coach during the Welsh tour of this country. 

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AUSTRALIA

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AUSTRALIA 1959 v BRITISH LIONS - DES CONNOR JERSEY -  A No 7 Australia international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with Des Connor in 1969 who opposed him as coach in the Australia v Wales test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Desmond Michael 'Des' Connor played 12 tests for Australia 1957-59 before moving to New Zealand in 1960. The quality of his play was such that he was soon selected to represent his new country. He had the distinction of playing a further 12 tests for the All Blacks between 1961 and 1964. 

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AUSTRALIA 1966-67 INTERNATIONAL JERSEY - STEWART BOYCE -  A No 3 international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Clive played in Swansea's 9-8 victory over the touring Australians and has indicated that the jersey was given to him by Ken Catchpole at that game. The Aussie tour party played each match with tour numbers. Unfortunately the number doesn't match with Ken's, his was number 13 while number 3 belonged to Stewart Boyce. So we must assume therefore, that this jersey belonged to Boyce.  

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AUSTRALIA 1984 GRAND SLAM TOUR - MARK ELLA TEST JERSEY - A 1984 Wallabies No 10 jersey believed to have been worn by the legendary Mark Ella in one of the test matches during the 1984 Grand Slam tour, most likely the Welsh test. During the 1984 tour, Mark Ella became the first Wallaby to score a try in every test match on the tour. The jersey is from the collection of Doug Peel, Llanelli sports promoter and collector. It has a strange mixture of manufacturing details. Cosmetically it looks like an Adidas jersey with the three stripes, however the manufacturer's label states the jersey is made by Peerless in Australia but the collar and button are the style of Canterbury of New Zealand. 

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AUSTRALIA 1995 RUGBY WORLD CUP - JOHN EALES v CANADA  - John Eales RWC 1995 jersey which was exchanged with Canadian lock forward Gareth Rowlands after the pool match. The jersey is by Canterbury and is a size 50". Illustrated below Eales & Rowlands at the post match function and Canadian captain Al Charron celebrates his try against the defending champions in the match.

John Eales is Australia's most successful captain, he is one of a limited club of dual Rugby World Cup winners. A member of the 1991 winning team he captained the Wallabies to their victory over France in the 1999 final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. 

He was given the nickname 'nobody' because 'Nobody's perfect'.  

He made 86 appearances for Australia over a period of 10 years (1991-2001) captaining the Wallabies on 60 occasions. At the time of writing he has scored the most points (173) as a forward in international rugby. 

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AUSTRALIA - GEORGE SMITH v SOUTH AFRICA at Brisbane, 2nd August 2003. - A jersey from one of the greatest Australian flankers of all time. George Smith won 111 caps for the Wallabies, making him the second highest cap holder for a Wallaby forward and the second highest capped flanker after Richie McCaw. At the time of writing he is the youngest player to have won 100 caps at 29 years and 4 days. This jersey is from the Wallabies v Springboks Tri Nations encounter at Brisbane in 2003. Australia won the match 29-9.

The jersey, a short sleeved No 7 by Canterbury, size XL and was exchanged post match with Corne Krige, the Springbok captain and sold by Krige for his designated charity in his Western province farewell week.

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AUSTRALIA - INTERNATIONAL RUGBY JERSEY COLLECTION
The following Australian international rugby jersey collection is available to purchase as part of our World Rugby Museum Release programme: 

AUSTRALIA 1959 v BRITISH LIONS - DES CONNOR JERSEY - CLICK HERE

AUSTRALIA 1966-67 INTERNATIONAL JERSEY - STEWART BOYCE - CLICK HERE

AUSTRALIA 1984 GRAND SLAM TOUR - MARK ELLA TEST JERSEY - CLICK HERE

AUSTRALIA 1995 RUGBY WORLD CUP - JOHN EALES v CANADA - CLICK HERE

AUSTRALIA - GEORGE SMITH v SOUTH AFRICA 2003 - CLICK HERE

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BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

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BRITISH LIONS 1930 JERSEY worn by TE 'Tommy' Jones-Davies during the tour of New Zealand. During this tour Tommy scored 8 tries and a dropped goal. Born in Nantgaredig near Carmarthen in 1906 he attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and later  studied the Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. During World War II he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He played his club rugby for the United Hospitals, Llanelli and London Welsh and won four caps for Wales 1930-31. 

Accompanied by a Canterbury v British Lions 1930 programme identifying TE Jones-Davies playing in a number 10 jersey. We believe the players on this tour retained the same player numbers for the complete tour.

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BRITISH LIONS 1968 1st TEST MATCH WORN RUGBY JERSEY No 10 - BARRY "THE KING" JOHN - A match worn British Lions jersey from the 1968 tour of South Africa. Barry John played 4 matches during this tour, he started the first test match and making his 2nd break of the game he was tackled by Jan Ellis breaking his collarbone, he missed the rest of the tour through this injury. The jersey has been signed Barry John 'Lions Tour 1971' for display purposes in a Cardiff night club. Barry John is most famous as a 1971 British Lion becoming a household name in New Zealand following his dazzling displays during the Lions test series win over the All Blacks. However this jersey is from the 1968 tour, The 1971 tour jerseys were manufactured by Umbro and supplied by Lillywhites of Picadilly Circus, the badges were also different - for 1971 the badges were sewn directly on to the shirt whereas in 1968 the badges were sewn onto a patch then onto the jersey. The jersey is size OSM, (approx 40" chest) by RW Forsyth.

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BRITISH LIONS 1971 - DEREK QUINNELL No 6 JERSEY - A No 6 British Lions jersey that belonged to Derek Quinnell. The shirt is by Umbro supplied by Lillywhites of Picadilly Circus. Quinnell has the distinction of being capped by the Lions before he earned his Welsh Cap as a replacement against France in 1972. He played for the British Lions in the third test at Wellington where Carwyn James brought him in to 'look after' Sid Going on the blind side. The Lions won this test 13-3 to go into a 2-1 lead in the series. The fourth test was a draw game and so the 1971 Lions became the only British team ever to win a test series in New Zealand. The jersey has been previously framed and has a couple of light faded spots, Generally the condition is good with one or two small tears. 

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BRITISH LIONS 1989 TOUR of AUSTRALIA JERSEY - A team issue No 23 British & Irish Lions international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, manager of the 1989 Lions. The jersey was Clive's personal jersey for the duration of the tour, team jerseys at matches were numbered up to 21, Ian McGeechan was 22 and Clive 23.

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ENGLAND

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ENGLAND 1963 v WALES - PETER JACKSON JERSEY - A No 14 England international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. This jersey was worn by the Coventry winger Peter Jackson in Clive's first match for Wales against the old enemy at Cardiff Arms Park. Clive captained the Welsh team, as he did on each of his 14 appearances for Wales. Clive wanted to keep his first Welsh jersey and so that he could have an English one as well, Dewi Bebb, Jackson's opposite number kindly swapped his jersey and presented it to the first cap man so that he would have a pair of jerseys for his first international. 

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28.jpg (457523 bytes) A No 4 England international jersey from the collection of Bob (Robert) Brewer, Canada 1967. This jersey was worn by Peter Larter in the Canada v England match at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver on 30th September 1967. The jersey is by Lillywhites of Picadilly Circus.

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ENGLAND MATCH WORN & SIGNED 2003 RUGBY WORLD CUP JERSEY - A number 16 England Rugby World Cup 2003 jersey worn in the England v Samoa pool match by Steve Thompson. The jersey by Nike has been signed to the front by 19 England internationals to include:

Steve Thompson, Andy Gomersall, Paul Grayson, Ben Kay, Will Greenwood, Phil Vickery, Ben Cohen, Mike Tindall, Mike Catt, Julian White, Richard Hill, Trevor Woodman, Joe Worsley, Danny Grewcock, Matt Dawson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jason Robinson.

The jersey is sold together with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing that it is original, a signature map identifying where each autograph is located, the official programmes for the Samoa and Australia (final) matches. the official DVD review of the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the Team England book of the tournament. 

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ENGLAND - AGE GROUP, REPRESENTATIVE & MISC

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MIDLAND COUNTIES WEST v ALL BLACKS 1972 VICTORY JERSEY

A No 3 jersey worn by the prop forward Trevor Corless of Birmingham in the 16-8 West Midlands victory over Ian Kirkpatrick's All Blacks at Moseley on 6 Dec 1972. The only Birmingham player in the side, Corless helped the ball along for Duckham to score the Midlands second try, Doble converted and after only 8 minutes the Midlanders found themselves 13-0 up against the All Blacks. The All Blacks eventually managed two tries but a Sam Doble penalty kept them two scores ahead at the finish to send the 14,000 strong crowd delirious. The jersey is showing signs of wear with the occasional stain. I suspect it has been through a wash and was originally in far dirtier condition. A line-out scene featuring the jersey from the match appears on the front cover of the February 1973 edition of Rugby World. An interview with Trevor appears on the Moseley RFC website.

"I was fortunate enough to represent Midland Counties West on that famous day. I was loose head; John Gray (Coventry) was hooker with Keith Fairbrother (Coventry) at tighthead. Duckham was captain, Spratty (otherwise known as Moseley past president Jan Webster) was scrumhalf and the side was coached by Dick Greenwood of Loughborough Colleges fame. 

"I was due to prop against their monster tighthead Keith Murdoch, but fortunately he was sent home the week before after decking a doorman in Cardiff! Such was the public outcry caused in New Zealand that it took him four years to get home. As you can see on the team sheet, I was playing for Birmingham at the time. I joined Moseley in '76." Trevor Corless.
 

The jersey is from the collection of Ron Lewis, the Welsh international referee (7 tests 1970-1974) who refereed the match.

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FIJI

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FIJIAN INTERNATIONAL JERSEY No 14 circa 1969 - A No 14 Fijian international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Source unknown but most likely from the Welsh tour of 1969.

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FRANCE

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FRANCE 1963 JERSEY - WHITE - PIERRE LACOIX -  A No 9 international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was swapped with the French scrum half and captain Pierre Lacoix after the final match of Wales' 1963 Five Nations campaign. A 5-3 loss in Paris saw Wales gather their first wooden spoon since 1949. 

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 FRANCE 1964 v WALES - CLAUDE LACAZE -  A No 15 international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with the French full back Claude Lacaze after the 1964 Wales v France match at Cardiff Arms Park (see illustration).  

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FRANCE B 1970 JERSEY -  A un-numbered player issue France B jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with the France B coach Michel Celaya at the France B v Wales B match in Paris, 1970. An Adidas jersey which is an unusual design, the Adidas stripes are sewn into the jersey rather than on top of the material, (see illustrations)

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IRELAND 

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IRELAND (v NEW ZEALAND) 1954 - JIM McCARTHY No 6 JERSEY - A No 6 Irish international jersey by Wolsey worn in the match against New Zealand (from the Bill Clark collection). The All Blacks overcame Ireland by 14 points to 3. According to Dave Fox's book on All Black tours "Jim McCarthy went over but was beaten by the bounce of the ball. Jim McCarthy of Blackrock College, Dolphin & Munster made 28 appearance for Ireland 1948-1955. He toured with the 1950 Lions. 

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IRELAND 1963 v WALES JERSEY - SYD MILLAR -  A No 1 Ireland international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with the Irish prop forward Syd Millar after the match at Cardiff Arms Park. Ireland were victorious 14-6 which meant that for the first time since 1928 Wales had lost both of their home Five Nations Championship matches. Syd Millar won a total of 37 caps for Ireland and toured as a player with the 1959, 1962, and 1968 Lions, playing in nine test matches. He went on to a successful coaching career with the 1974 Lions. He managed the 1980 Lions and the Irish national team at the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987. In 2003 he was elected Chairman of the International Rugby Board. 

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KOREA

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KOREA No 5 JERSEY -  A No 5 Korea international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Date unknown

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NEW ZEALAND

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NEW ZEALAND 1905 (v WALES) - A 1905 All Blacks jersey swapped with Welsh player Cliff Pritchard after the match with Wales. Cliff Pritchard was the Welsh 'Rover', the man who supplied the pass to Rhys Gabe who fed Teddy Morgan who scored the try. According to the local newspaper the Pontypool Free Press, Pritchard caught the train home to Pontypool and when he arrived in the station at 11.23 pm he was expecting it to be deserted. The station however was packed with well wishers. They then carried him shoulder high through the streets, It is thought he was wearing this jersey on his lap of honour around Pontypool.

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1924 ALL BLACKS 'INVINCIBLES' JERSEY - GUS HART - The match worn 1924/5 All Blacks jersey of the tourists leading try scorer in Britain, Gus Hart. The jersey has originated from a collection of a leading sports promoter and collector from the Llanelli area and is believed to have been worn in the match with the club in which Gus Hart scored a 60 yard individual try in an 8-3 victory for the All Blacks. 

The All Black captain Cliff Porter remarked after the game "You gave us a harder game than Wales" (Wales were soundly beaten 19-0 at Swansea four days earlier). This was the last match for the tourists in Wales and they went on to complete the tour unbeaten with the record.

played 32, won 32, points for 838, points against 116

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NEW ZEALAND 1953-4 TOUR (v WALES) - RON JARDEN - A New Zealand All Blacks no 2 jersey from the collection of Rees Stephens, Neath, Wales, Barbarians & British Lions worn by the New Zealand All Black winger Ron Jarden. At the time of his retirement in 1957 Stephens was the most capped Welsh forward with 32 appearances (not including 5 uncapped). Other milestones in his career included becoming the first father & son combination to captain Wales, (his father Glyn captained wales in 1919) and scoring Wales' first 5 Nations post war try against England in 1947 and playing in the last Welsh team to defeat the All Blacks in 1953. It is from this match that we believe the jersey originates, after defeating the All Blacks we are certain that Rees would have sought out an All Black to obtain a conquerors trophy. Later on in the tour he played against the All Blacks, captaining the Neath & Aberavon combined team and for the Barbarians in the final fixture of the tour. The jersey has a label which is faded, they is colour run onto the silver fern and collar, Rees has written his name to the back of the collar.

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NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS 1963 v WALES JERSEY - KEVIN BRISCOE - A No 7 New Zealand All Blacks international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. This jersey was worn by All Black scrum half Kevin Briscoe in the first New Zealand victory over Wales in Cardiff. Previously Wales had beaten the All Blacks on three occasions at the Arms Park (1905, 1935 & 1953) with the All Blacks winning in Swansea in 1924. This victory brought New Zealand within one victory of drawing level with Wales in this famous historical series. New Zealand won the match 6-0 with a Don Clarke penalty and a Bruce Watt drop goal. Clive Rowlands was carried off towards the end of the match with a jarred spinal disc which caused momentary paralysis  

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NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS - RICHIE McCAW No 7 CAP v SOUTH AFRICA - at Wellington 20th July 2002. A jersey from one of the greatest, if not the greatest All Black of all time. Richie McCaw. Richie has 148 caps for New Zealand, captaining the All Blacks in 110 of those appearances. He was the first All Black to reach 100 international appearances for New Zealand. 

This jersey is from McCaw's 7th cap and his first ever appearance against the Springboks in Wellington, on 20th July 2002. At the time this was the 2nd highest victory ever recorded for the All Blacks against the Boks in what is traditionally the most hotly contested international fixture in rugby union. In the same season McCaw famously wrestled pitch invader Peter van Zyl to the ground in the return fixture at Durban. That year he was voted the 'Newcomer of the Year' by the 'International Rugby Players Association'. In later seasons he has been nominated for the IRB Player of Year on eight occasions winning it a record three times. 

The No 7 jersey by Adidas is size 48/50" chest with the match details embroidered (in black) to the arm. the Silver Fern and 'Richard McCaw 7th cap' are embroidered (in black) near the bottom hemline. The jersey was exchanged post match with Corne Krige, the Springbok captain and sold by Krige as a charity auction with the proceeds going to his designated charity in his Western Province farewell week.

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NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS JERSEY COLLECTION
The following New Zealand All Black international rugby jersey collection is available to purchase as part of our World Rugby Museum Release programme: 

NEW ZEALAND 1905 ORIGINALS v WALES JERSEY EXCHANGED WITH CLIFF PRITCHARD - CLICK HERE

NEW ZEALAND 1924 INVINCIBLES JERSEY - GUS HART LEADING TRY SCORER IN BRITAIN - CLICK HERE

NEW ZEALAND 1953 v WALES - RON JARDEN No 2 JERSEY - CLICK HERE

NEW ZEALAND 1963 v WALES - FIRST WIN IN CARDIFF - KEVIN BRISCOE JERSEY - CLICK HERE

NEW ZEALAND - RICHIE McCAW No 7 - No 7 CAP JERSEY OF THE GREATEST No 7 - CLICK HERE

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NEW ZEALAND BARBARIANS 1969 JERSEY -  A NZ Barbarians jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was worn by Clive in a match played by the NZ Barbarians during the Welsh tour in 1969.

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NEW ZEALAND MAORIS 1982 JERSEY -  A New Zealand Maoris 1982 jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was given to Clive by his good friend, the NZ Maoris manager and ex All Black flanker Waka Nathan.  the jersey, a number 11 is by Canterbury of New Zealand, size (OS, 102cm, 40" chest). 

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REFEREES

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INTERNATIONAL REFEREES JERSEY - An international referees jersey worn by Nigel Williams of Neath for the New Zealand v England 19 June 2004 match in which he sent off the England lock Simon Shaw.

Over the years the town of Neath and itís surrounding area have been blessed with more than itís fair share of international referees, Albert Freethy (bottom left on illustration), Harold Phillips, Ivor David, Clive Norling & Clayton Thomas  (bottom right on illustration) to name just a few. The latest in this long line of men in the middle is recently retired Nigel Williams, who has the distinction of being Neathís first professional rugby referee. Nigel is shown here sending of Simon Shaw in the New Zealand v England match in Auckland 2003. The irony being that the first ever referee to send off an international player was Albert Freethy from Neath who send off Cyril Brownlie of New Zealand against England in 1925.

Nigel took up refereeing at the age of 30. As a player he represented Wales U16s at scrum half and captained Wales in the first ever World U19s Sevens tournament. In a distinguished refereeing career he has taken charge of matches in the Six Nations Tournament, the Parker Pen Shield Final, the inaugural Celtic League final and Rugby World Cup 2003 including England's 111 - 13 victory over Uruguay.

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SCOTLAND

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SCOTLAND 1953 v WALES JERSEY - DAVID M ROSE -  A No 5 Scotland international jersey from the collection of Geoff Beckingham, Wales 1953-58. The jersey was worn by the Scottish wing David M Rose during the match with Wales in 1953 and exchanged post match with Geoff. This was both players second cap, the Scottish wing went on to win 7 caps in total, scoring three tries in the process, all three against France, two in his 1951 debut international and one in1953.

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SCOTLAND 1963 v WALES JERSEY - STAN COUGHTRIE -  A No 9 Scotland international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was worn by the Scottish scrum half Stan Coughtrie in the infamous line-out match at Murrayfield. During this match there were 111 line-outs, many of them the result of Clive Rowlands kicking directly into touch. It's Clive's claim that they changed the laws to kicking direct into touch could only be done from inside the 25 yard line as a result of this match. Wales won the game 6-0, it was Clive's first victory in the scarlet shirt of Wales.  

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SOUTH AFRICA

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SOUTH AFRICA 1937 JERSEY - FREDDIE TURNER No 26 - The jersey is believed to have been exchanged with Doug Dalton during the 1937 Test Series and donated by Dalton to the Rugby Pub Museum, Auckland Collection. The jersey originates from this collection. During the 1937 Sprinboks v All Blacks test series, Freddie Turner played in all three test matches, scoring tries in the 2nd and 3rd tests. This was the first series victory by any team in New Zealand and maintained the Springboks dominance of world rugby, they were unbeaten in a test series between 1903 and 1956

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SOUTH AFRICA 1964 v WALES JERSEY - NELIE SMITH - A No 9 South Africa international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was worn by the Springbok scrum half Cornelius Michael 'Nelie' Smith (7 caps 1963-65) in the 24-3 victory over Wales. This was Wales' heaviest defeat for 40 years, at three points a piece at half time the Springboks powerful forwards dominated possession to add 21 unanswered points in the second half including a try by Nelie Smith in this jersey. 1964 was the 75th jubilee year for the South African Rugby Union and the badge used on this jersey was only used during 1963 and 1964.

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SOUTH AFRICA MATCH WORN JERSEY - CORNE KRIGE v NEW ZEALAND - at Dunedin, 10th July 1999. A jersey from one of the finest Springbok flankers to have worn the gold and green. Krige made his debut against Italy in 1999 captaining the side on his debut. This jersey is from his second international appearance also as captain against the All Blacks at Dunedin, the opening match of the 1999 Tri Nations series. Unfortunately, the Western Province man suffered a serious knee injury just 10 minutes into the fixture and was replaced. The All Blacks were comfortable winners, 28-0. 

The jersey, a short sleeved (trimmed) No 6 by Nike, size XXL was worn by Corne Krige, the Springbok captain and sold by Krige for his designated charity in his Western Province farewell week.

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UNITED STATES - USA

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UNITED STATES - USA No 9 JERSEY - A No 9 USA international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Date unknown.

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WALES

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WALES 1924 v NEW ZEALAND - JACK GORE No 15 - A number 15 jersey worn by Jack Gore in the 1924 defeat against New Zealand at St Helen's, Swansea. The jersey is by R W Forsyth of Edinburgh.

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WALES late 1930s - WELSH SCHOOLS - JACKIE BOWCOTT - 'C' JERSEY - A Wales or Welsh Schools jersey, letter C. The jersey belonged to one of the Bowcott brothers, Harry or Jackie, most likely it is a schools jersey that belonged to Jackie, The historian Tim Auty has researched the Bowcott's playing in the schools teams and says that Harry played in a number 6 jersey in 1926 while in the Yorkshire 1928 match the Welsh team wore lettered jerseys. Jackie Bowcott played for Welsh schools against France in 1928 & 1929 & against Yorkshire in 1929, we have not seen the team lists for any of these matches but believe that it is most likely that this was Jackie's jersey from one of these matches.

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WALES 1947 JERSEY - BLEDDYN WILLIAMS - (22 caps, 1st cap v England 1947, last cap v England 1955) - Bleddyn Williams was captain of the last Welsh team to beat the All Blacks in 1953, he also captained Cardiff in their victory against the same All Blacks side and 3 times led the 1950 British Lions in tests on their tour of Australia & NZ. He was an elusive runner and scored 7 tries for Wales including one against the 1951 Springboks. This jersey was worn in the 1947 match for Wales against the touring Australian Wallabies and exchanged post match with Bleddyn's opposite centre Max Howell. Max took it back to Australia and years later framed it. Unfortunately it's seen a bit too much sun and the front is faded, the letter 'C' on the reverse too has faded. Bleddyn Williams jerseys are extremely rare, several we believe perished in a fire at the Taff's Well clubhouse. Max Howell went on to write over 50 books including "The Wallabies, The definitive history of Australian Test Rugby". He was awarded the 'Order of Australia' for service to education as a pioneer in the development of sports studies and sports science as academic disciplines, both in Australia and overseas and to the study of sports history.

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WALES 1963 v ENGLAND JERSEY - CLIVE ROWLANDS FIRST CAP -  A No 9 international jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. This jersey was from Clive's first match against England in 1963. Clive's leadership qualities have never been brought to question. His 14 caps for Wales were all as captain.

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WALES 1976 GRAND SLAM - JPR WILLIAMS - This No 15 Wales jersey was worn by JPR Williams during the 1976 Grand Slam. JPR famously shoulder barged the French winger Gourdon into touch during the Grand Slam decider against France. The team were led by Merve the Swerve, a former London Welsh team mate of JPR. The jersey was gifted to Hayden Cooke, pictured left who became friendly with JPR during the 1970s when he ran the pub which the London Welsh boys frequented after training. The jersey is by Umbro.

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WALES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TRIPLE CROWN - JPR WILLIAMS v ENGLAND - 17 March 1979. - JPR Williams jersey from the 1979 Triple Crown victory over England. The legendary full back never played on a losing side against England. This 27-3 victory for the men in red sealed a 4th consecutive Triple Crown for Wales. JPR who captained the side went off injured in the second half, needing 8 stitches in a calf wound. On came Llanelli's Clive Griffiths as a replacement to win his only cap. JPR won 55 caps for Wales over a 12 year period (1969-1981). His fearless attitude won him the respect of his team mates and opponents alike.

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A replacement jersey believed to have been worn by Tom Shanklin in the Scottish match during the Welsh 2005 Grand Slam Season. Tom can be seen wearing the jersey in the photographs. Originally he was wearing the number 13 jersey and later we can see him in this un-numbered jersey.

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WALES 2008 GRAND SLAM - A Wales jersey worn by Lee Byrne v Italy. Byrne was man of the match scoring 2 tries.

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CLIVE ROWLANDS - FIVE NATIONS JERSEY COLLECTION
The following Five Nations rugby jersey collection is available to purchase as part of our World Rugby Museum Release programme. The six jerseys, including two French are part of the Clive Rowlands collection and were played in or exchanged post match. Clive Rowlands captained Wales in each of his 14 international matches and went on to coach Wales in the early part of the 1970s golden era.  

WALES JERSEY v ENGLAND 1963 - CLIVE ROWLANDS FIRST CAP  - CLICK HERE

PETER JACKSON ENGLAND JERSEY v WALES 1963  - CLICK HERE

SCOTLAND JERSEY, No 9 - STAN COUGHTRIE v WALES 1963 - CLICK HERE

SYD MILLAR, IRELAND No 1 JERSEY, v WALES 1963 - CLICK HERE

FRANCE 1963 JERSEY - WHITE - PIERRE LACOIX No 9 - CLICK HERE

 FRANCE 1964 v WALES - CLAUDE LACAZE  No 15 JERSEY - CLICK HERE

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WALES B 1970 JERSEY - An unnumbered Wales B player issue jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Clive coached the Wales B team in 1970 match against France at the Parc des Princess in Paris.

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WELSH REPRESENTATIVE TEAM v NEW ZEALAND 1967 JERSEY - A Welsh rep team, either Monmouthshire, East Wales or West Wales v New Zealand 1967 unnumbered player issue jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65.

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OTHER BIG MATCH JERSEYS

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WORLD XV v BRITISH LIONS 1986 JERSEY -  A No 25 World XV  jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The jersey was exchanged with Bob Templeton of Australia who managed the World XV that faced the British Lions at Cardiff Arms Park in 1986. Clive was manager of the British Lions team and went on to manage them on the successful tour to Australia in 1989. 

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FIVE NATIONS IRFB CENTENARY 1986 JERSEY -  An un-numbered player issue IRFB centenary 1986 jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. The Five Nations played the Overseas Unions at Twickenham to celebrate the centenary. Clive was manager of the Five Nations team. 

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WORLD XV 1988 JERSEY -  An un-numbered player issue World XV jersey from the collection of Clive Rowlands, Wales 1963-65. Clive was manager of the World XV team that faced Australia in Sydney. 

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