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Welsh rugby memorabilia - you will find on this page a marvellous selection of memorabilia from all eras of Welsh Rugby. From the first Golden era to the 2008 Grand Slam, we've got the lot. Click on the links below or scroll down to see what great items we have on offer.

 

2012 GRAND SLAM  -  2008 GRAND SLAM  -  2005 GRAND SLAM  -  1900's GOLDEN ERA  -  BETWEEN THE WARS 1920's & 30's  -  WARTIME/SERVICES  -  POST-WAR 40s, 50s & 60s  -  1970's GOLDEN ERA  -  WELSH CENTENARY YEAR  -  1980s TO DATE  -   THE GREAT PLAYERS  -  GREAT WELSH VICTORIES  - GROGGS  -  CARDIFF ARMS PARK  -  SCHOOLS & COLLEGES  -  WELSH RUGBY UNION  -  CLUBS  -  REGIONS

2012 Wales Grand Slam - INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES

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v Ireland

21-23

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v Scotland

27-13

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v England

19-12

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v Italy

24-3

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v France

16-9

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2010 TOUR OF NZ

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WALES OFFICIAL 2010 TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND PLAYER ISSUE JERSEY SIGNED BY 24

A player issue Wales Under Armour red & white short sleeve jersey with white collar (not match worn or attributed to any single player) with 24 autographs neatly signed in black on the front. The jersey has embroidered to the sleeve Seland Newydd 2010 in keeping with player issue jerseys from this tour, this is most likely a spare jersey taken on the tour. Autographs on the jersey include Ryan Jones, Mike Phillips, Will Harries, Ian Gough, John Yapp, Paul James, Rob McCusker, Tavis Knoyle, Deiniol Jones, Warren Gatland & Jamie Roberts.  The jersey, which is "Brains SA" sponsored is approximately size 42", there is no size label. This jersey is sold together with a COA guaranteeing that the autographs are original. Full details of the tour party can be found by clicking on the player illustrations below. 

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Ref: PC55-aujytm.wa.2010.trnz.gp24 - £275.00

 

 

2008 GRAND SLAM

 

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2008 "Grand Slam - The Exclusive Story in Pictures and Words" an official WRU publication

The official photographic record of the 2008 Grand Slam in book form, a fantastic pictorial souvenir of this great year in Welsh rugby. Pictures by the Huw Evans Picture Agency, edited by Simon Rimmer of the Welsh Rugby Union. A secondhand paperback in very good condition, as new !

published in 2008

167 pages

Ref: pbtrwags2008evans.pic-xb - £15.00

 

WALES GRAND SLAM 2008 (DVD) - THE OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED REVIEW

Two Disc official collector's edition - Over Four Hours Championship Action!

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They defied all the odds and all the doubters to perform a sporting miracle! Out of the rubble of their Rugby World Cup, Wales are Grand Slam champions once again! And they did it in style - they ran, they stepped and they lit up the RBS 6 Nations. The Red Dragon belching out fire and flame on the way to an extraordinary second Slam in four years!

Led on the field by the mighty Ryan Jones and off it by the dream team of new head coach Warren Gatland and his much acclaimed assistant, Shaun Edwards - Wales was an irresistible, irrepressible force. They claimed their first win at Twickenham for 20 years as they came from 13 points down to stun the English. The Scots and Italy were swept aside and then in the cauldron of Croke Park, the brilliant Shane Williams inspired his side to Triple Crown success at the expense of Ireland. And then it was France for the Grand Slam at the Milennium. Shane Williams broke the Wales try scoring record and Martyn Williams - who had to be talked out of retirement before the competition had even started - finally, broke the Gallic resistance.

Relive all the best moments from those five magnificent Welsh victories And on disc two enjoy the entire Grand Slam game again as Wales make their passionate nation proud!

Disc 1: Official highlights of all Wales' championship matches.
Disc 2: The Wales v France Game in Full.

 

Running Time: approx 240 mins, Classification: E

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

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INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES from the 2008 Wales Grand Slam

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v England

26 - 19

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v Scotland

30 - 15

SOLD OUT

v Italy

47 - 8

Ref: LM-prwaiy08xb - £10.00

v Ireland

16 - 12

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v France

29 - 12

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2005 GRAND SLAM

 

WALES GRAND SLAM 2005

MAGIC MOMENTS - TURF PAPERWEIGHTS

Rugby Relics are proud to be able to offer the actual turf on which Shane Williams touched down for his try against England and the very piece of grass from which Gavin Henson launched his penalty kick that won the game for Wales. The pitch cut up badly during the game and the Millennium Stadium and Welsh Rugby Union decided a new pitch was needed. To do this the whole pitch needed to be removed and re-laid. These two important pieces of turf were pinpointed by stadium staff and removed from the main pitch on Tuesday 15th of February. We have turned these two pieces of historical turf into a series of limited edition paperweights.

For more information on the Magic Moments - Turf Paperweights - CLICK HERE

 

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v ENGLAND - MILLENNIUM STADIUM - 5th February 2005

There was a feeling before this match that the old enemy could be beaten, Wales had run both New Zealand and South Africa close in the autumn internationals and the Welsh press was baying for blood, English blood. The early score fell to Wales with a Shane Williams try. A penalty by Stephen Jones and three penalties by England meant that with only 10 minutes remaining in the match, the score stood at 9 - 8. Those of us with elephant memories in the crowd were harking back to 1980 when the 1970s stranglehold was broken with three Dusty Hare penalties to two Welsh tries and that 9 - 8 loss to Bill Beaumont's team, would they do it to us again. But up stepped 'Ole Silver Boots', Gavin Henson to kick the big one and hammer the final nail in England's coffin

Wales 11 - England 9

 

 

17.jpg (91053 bytes) Wales Grand Slam 2005 Welsh Slate Coaster, diameter 3.5" (8cm) in good condition. 

Ref: TB05-wags05.cs - £9.00

 

31.jpg (159989 bytes) Wales Grand Slam 2005 Framed & Glazed signed cards. 12 cards from the 2005 Wales on Sunday card set signed by the players illustrated contained in two frames, both glazed . The players featured are Robert Sidoli, Michael Owen, Brent Cockbain, Jonathan Thomas, Mefin Davies, Adam Jones, Dafydd Jones, Ceri Sweeney, Ian Gough, Gareth Cooper, Gavin Henson & Stephen Jones. Sold as a pair with a COA guaranteeing that the autographs are authentic.         

Ref: TB05-wags05.aucdfmgp2-+COA - £85.00

 

  

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES from the 2005 Grand Slam

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v England

excellent condition

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£35.00

v France

out of stock

v Italy

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£35.00

v Scotland

excellent condition

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£25.00

v Ireland

excellent condition

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£10.00

 

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"Silver Strike"

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A Limited Edition print by Jonathan Evans celebrating that wonderful moment when Gavin Henson kicked the winning goal against England to set Wales on their way to the 2005 Triple Crown and Grand Slam. 

For further details CLICK HERE

 

53.jpg (35237 bytes) The 2005/6 Rugby Annual for Wales (37th year)  - This annual includes details of Wales' Grand Slam, the British Lions tour of New Zealand, Wales tour of North America + other European & Worldwide competitions. As always it is a mine of information, the most comprehensive view of rugby in Wales - 

Ref: anwa2005-06 -  £7.50

For other editions of the Rugby Annual for Wales including 2006/7 - CLICK HERE 

 

WALES GRAND SLAM 2005 (DVD)

They had to wait 27 years but in the end it was worth it. In the 2005 RBS Six Nations Championship Wales swept all before them to win an historic Grand Slam. The success was achieved in exhilarating fashion under coach Mike Ruddock who had given his players a "Licence to Thrill." And thrill they did with superb successive wins over England, Italy, France, Scotland and finally Ireland in an atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium that on-one who was lucky enough to be there will ever forget. This two and a half hour official programme charts every detail of the Welsh teams memorable season, one in which new stars made their name. Full highlights and every try from every game are included, as well as exclusive interviews with Mike Ruddock, Gavin Henson, Martyn Williams, Stephen Jones, Gethin Jenkins, Tom Shanklin and Robert Sidoli. We hear first hand from the players who made it happen in the greatest year for Welsh rugby in a generation.

 

Running Time: 150 mins, Classification: E

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

Ref: dvwags05xb - Price £14.95

 

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Ref: F73-50-audvwags05xb - £19.95

 

 

1900's GOLDEN ERA

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v NEW ZEALAND - CARDIFF ARMS PARK - 16th December 1905 

Quite simply, without argument the "greatest rugby match ever", the most talked about match, the most written about match in the history of the game. 

Four months into an arduous tour, the first All Blacks arrived in Wales having met and thrashed the best that England, Scotland and Ireland could muster. Unbeaten, with a total of 801 points for and 32 against, the All Blacks had moulded themselves into a single entity, there was no stopping this well oiled machine or was there ? "Wait till you get to Wales" was the popular cry amongst the defeated teams. Unbeaten at home for 6 years, Wales was in the middle of it's first golden era. The All Blacks knew this would be their stiffest test. This was to be the first 'unofficial world championship'. The home team won the game 3 - 0. It was not however the try that Teddy Morgan scored that became the talking point for next 100 years, but the one Bob Deans failed to score, or as the All Blacks contended 'was scored but disallowed'. Still the arguments rage, but there's no doubting the official score line.

Wales 3 - New Zealand 0

 

 

 

1905 WALES v ALL BLACKS TEAM PHOTO SIGNED PRINT

A superb quality photographic print of the 1905 team prior to the New Zealand game. Facsimile signatures of the team have been added to the photo giving the print an authentic look. A limited edition of 500 prints 

 

UNFRAMED

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FRAMED

Ref: ptaurpwa05.aifm - £239.00

For further details CLICK HERE

 

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1905 WALES v NEW ZEALAND - WALES TEAM POSTCARD SET

A quality set of 20 A6 size postcards featuring the Welsh team that defeated New Zealand in 1906. The postcards in this set are as follows:

Welsh team, Gwyn Nicholls, Percy Bush, Jack Williams, Rhys Gabe, Arthur Harding, Jehodia Hodges, Dai 'Tarw' Jones, Will Joseph, Teddy Morgan, Willie Llewellyn, Dicky Owen, Cliff Pritchard, Charlie Pritchard, George Travers, Bert Winfield, Sir JDT Llewellyn, Tom Williams, Ack Llewellyn & official programme.

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TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL POSTCARDS FROM THIS SET, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Ref: pcwa1905nzst20 - £25.00  

    

 

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Ref: prwanz.1905.rpxb - £35.00

 

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Ref: PL10-mmrfflenwash1913-xc+COA - £195.00

 

 

PRE-WAR 1920's & 30's

 

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WALES v FRANCE 1923 - 'RUGBY'  The official publication of the French Rugby Union – A post match newspaper containing a match report and photographs of the Wales v France 1923 international at Swansea. This match saw the opening of the new grandstand at St Helens. The paper includes several photos of the game and a match report (text in French). There is some wear causing damage to the spine, some discolouration throughout due to age and some minor tearing to the front cover. 

Ref: Ref: ZN12-J1-04-npwafr1923 - £85.00

 

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Ref: PC31-mmrfflwaensh24xc - £225.00 

 

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Ref: F78-4-suwasc31 - £24.00

 

The Greatest Matches  

ENGLAND v WALES - TWICKENHAM - 21st January 1933

Wales travelled to Twickenham without a win in the 23 years of playing at HQ. A record crowd of 64,000, including the Prince of Wales (illustrated meeting the Welsh team) watched as a Welsh team including 2 new caps defeated the much fancied England side. The debutants, Vivian Jenkins and schoolboy Wilf Wooller were to play an important part in Wales' first victory on English soil but it was winger Ronnie Boon who stole the show with his drop goal and try to seal this victory. 

England 3 - Wales 7

 

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England v Wales 1933 official match programme. - CLICK HERE FOR AVAILABLITY

 

 

43.jpg (324522 bytes) ENGLAND v WALES 1933 MEMORABILIA COLLECTION - A collection of reproduction memorabilia to celebrate Wales' first win in Twickenham 1933. The items included in the collection are as follows:

Official match programme, signed dinner menu card, East Lower Stand ticket, 12 x 8 reproduction photographs of the Price of Wales meeting Welsh captain Watcyn Thomas, Welsh Team group and a photo of the after match dinner. Also included is the 96 page England v Wales 2010 Twickenham Centenary original (not reproduction) programme which includes a short match report and other interesting historical information and a DVD celebrating the Twickenham centenary and the centenary of the England v Wales match with good 1970s Welsh Golden Era content.   

Ref: PL44-tmwa.1933rpmmcl.gp - £35.00

 

 

 

 

THE RONNIE BOON ITINERARY CARD COLLECTION

 

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Article on Ronnie Boon in The Times 1983

Ronnie Boon was one of Welsh rugby's great characters of the 1930s. He would turn up prior to matches and announce himself with the catchphrase 'have no fear, Boon is here'. This 'Boy from Barry' was an all round athlete, a Glamorgan cricketer, an international sprinter, possessing good looks and charm in abundance, Ronnie Boon was a popular figure amongst his team mates and the Welsh rugby public. He made his debut against Scotland in 1930 and played 12 times for Wales. He is best remembered for scoring all the points in Wales' first victory at Twickenham in 1933 scoring a try (3 points) and a drop goal (4 points) in the 7 - 3 victory against the old enemy. Remarkably this was the second year in succession that he achieved this scoring feat against England, having previously contributed a drop goal and try in the 12 - 5 victory at Swansea in 1932. A prolific try scorer, Boon was considered to be one of the best wings in Britain during the early 1930s. He played his club rugby at Cardiff scoring 76 tries in 98 games. In 1931 he went to Dunfermerline to study as a physical education teacher and played the majority of his rugby from then on in Scotland, but he was always invited down to play for Cardiff in the big games. He scored a try against the 1931 Springboks with a scintillating run of 45 yards. An injury to his knee in 1933 meant that he missed the Scotland match and sat out the remainder of the international season. Boon stayed in Scotland teaching once his college days were over, possibly he was out of sight and out of mind for the Welsh selectors, he never played for Wales again. 

We are offering 4 of Ronnie Boon's Welsh international players itinerary cards issued by the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Ronnie Boon's debut - Herbert Waddell dropped a goal  to give the Scottish a last minute victory 12 - 9. Wales almost broke the Twickenham bogey at this game, England kicked a penalty 3 minutes from time to draw the game 11 - 11. Wales smashed Ireland 15 - 3 in Belfast to deny the Irish the Triple Crown Boon scored the try in this 6 -0 defeat of Scotland at Murrayfield. 
Scotland v Wales 1930

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Wales v England 1931

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Ireland  v Wales 1931

SOLD

Scotland v Wales 1932

SOLD

 

 

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v NEW ZEALAND - CARDIFF ARMS PARK - 21st December 1935

A great victory for Wales at the Arms Park, captained by Claude Davey, the Welsh team inspired by the Wilf Wooler - Cliff Jones combination defeated Jack Manchester's third All Blacks. Only 10 minutes to go, and the men in scarlet were trailing by 12 pts to 10. Hooker Don Tarr suffered a neck injury which meant that Wales had to play out the remainder of the game with 14 men. With six minutes to go, Wooller breaks through the gap, chips the full back, the ball flies high and into the in goal area, but the ball then cruelly bounces back over Wooller's head. Crashing into the straw bales all Wooller could hear was the roar of the crowd as Geoffrey Jones following up took the ball and scored his second try to give Wales a remarkable 13-12 victory.  

Wales 13 - New Zealand 12

 

WARTIME & SERVICES

SWvSRWXV-1945.jpg (34145 bytes) South Wales v Sir Robert Webber's XV. The official match programme for a 'semi-international rugby match' at Cardiff Arms Park held towards the end of the war. The match was a charity fund raiser for "mobile rest camps" for the soon to be released Japanese prisoners of war. Included amongst these prisoners were Wilf Wooller and Les Spence, two of Cardiff's favourite sons. There is some creasing and small tears to this 4 page programme.

Ref: F78-41-prspwaxb - £75.00

 

POST-WAR 40s, 50s & 60s

1950 Grand Slam & Triple Crown

(Captain: John Gwilliam)

v England 11 - 5

(Twickenham)

v Scotland 12 - 0

(Swansea)

v Ireland 6 - 3

(Belfast)

v France 21 - 0

(Cardiff)

Leading up to the championship the Welsh camp was in disarray, players withdrew through injury, including captain Bleddyn Williams on the eve of the first match. This was at Twickenham, where Wales hadn't won since 1933. The new captain John Gwilliam gathered the team together in the dressing room, with ten minutes remaining to kick off he could see the team were under a great strain. In an attempt to settle  the nerves of his team mates Gwilliam led the team singing traditional Welsh hymns. This seemed to do the trick but within 5 minutes of the kick off disaster struck when an English interception led to a try. The team rallied This was the last time the Welsh line was crossed that season, in fact the only other score against the men in scarlet that season was a solitary penalty goal against Ireland. The singing continued before kick off on each international match of that season, it became a feature where the door of the changing room would be left open. "Calon Lan" and "Sospan Fach" rang out loud and clear, intimidating opposition as Wales went on to win their first Grand Slam since 1911.

View Billy Cleaver's report on the 1950 Grand Slam

Part 1   -   Part 2

Back Row - Ivor Jones (WRU Selector), JD Robins, Don Hayward, Roy John, RT Evans, Ray Cale, Billy Cleaver, Seated - Ken Jones, Malcolm Thomas, Lewis Jones, John Gwilliam, Jack Matthews, Cliff Davies, Gerwyn Williams, Front Row - Rex Willis, DM Davies,  Other players not pictured - Trevor Brewer, Windsor Major

 

The Greatest Matches  

IRELAND v WALES - RAVENHILL - 11th March 1950

With only 3 minutes remaining in this fixture at Ravenhill, the score was tied at 3 apiece, Welsh hopes of their first Triple Crown for 39 years years were fading fast. From an Irish scrum on their own 25, the home scrum half Carroll sent the ball to Jackie Kyle, Welsh scrum half Ray Cale harassed the great Irish out half, the ball rolled loose, Billy Cleaver picked it up and fed Lewis Jones, Jones drew the full back and fed Malcolm Thomas on the wing, reaching the corner under a cloud of tacklers Thomas grounded and the game was won. Wales went on to defeat France 21-0 in Cardiff for the grand slam.

Ireland 3 - Wales 6

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS MATCH - CLICK HERE

 

p-01-a.jpg (28056 bytes) p-01-b.jpg (27318 bytes) Wales v France GRAND SLAM 1950 menu signed by 14* members of the successful Welsh team and 2 members of the French team. The official menu card for the after match dinner. The following players from the Welsh team have signed next to their names (Gerwyn Williams, Ken Jones, Jack Matthews, Malcolm Thomas, Billy Cleaver, Rex Willis, Cliff Davies, DM Davies, John Robins, Roy John, RT Evans, Ray Cale, & John Gwilliam), missing players are Lewis Jones & Dai Hayward. The two French autographs are Aristuoy & Merquey. 

* Feb 2008 - Lewis Jones signature has been added to the menu on the day he opened the 'Lewis Jones' pub & restaurant in Gorseinon.

The menu is showing signs of wear with the spine partly split. 

Ref: F8-11-dmauwafr50 - £225.00

 

1952 Grand Slam & Triple Crown

(Captain: John Gwilliam)

v England 8 - 6

(Twickenham)

v Scotland 11 - 0

(Cardiff)

v Ireland 14 - 3

(Dublin)

v France 9 - 5

(Swansea)

The Grand Slam of 1950 was hailed as the start of the 2nd golden era in Welsh rugby. A 23-5 victory over England in the first international of the 1951 season seemed to confirm this, but when Wales travelled to Murrayfield and lost 19-0 in their second match then failed to register a win their next 3 matches, the dream of a "second golden era" faded into obscurity. At the start of the 1952 campaign, Wales again made the trip to Twickenham as underdogs. England steamed into a 6 - 0 lead but once again Wales came from behind despite finding themselves playing at a reduced capacity with Lewis Jones hobbling on the wing. On the opposite wing however, Olympic sprinter Ken Jones was in fine form as he crossed the English line for two tries to win the match for Wales. Comfortable victories were then gained over Scotland and Ireland before a hard earned 9 - 5 victory over France clinched the Grand Slam. Cliff Morgan sparkled for Wales at stand off thanks mainly to Neath line-out aces Roy John and Rees Stephens supplying a steady stream of possession.  

Read John Gwilliam's recollections from the 1950 & 1952 Grand Slams

Part 1   -   Part 2  

The Players - Gerwyn Williams, Lewis Jones, Alun Thomas, Bleddyn Williams, Horace Phillips, Ken Jones, Malcolm Thomas, Cliff Morgan, Billy Williams, Rex Willis, WO Williams, DM Davies, Rees Stephens, Roy John, Don Hayward, Clem Thomas, John Gwilliam, Alan Forward,  Len Blyth, 

 

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JBG THOMAS - Editor - 1893-1952 Triple Crown Souvenir, published by the WRU and edited by JBG Thomas. A superb publication containing historical articles and information on all Wales' Triple Crowns up to 1952, there are many team photographs. Articles include "History of the Triple Crown" by JBG Thomas, "Memories of 1893 - 1900 by WJ 'Billy' Bancroft, "Playing in Three Triple Crown Sides" by Rhys Gabe, "Two Great Triple Crown Players - RM 'Dicky'Owen and WJ 'Billy' Trew by Pengragon, "The Game Today and in the Golden Era" by Tommy Vile, "Memories of 1911" by Billy Spiller, "A Great Victory and Narrow Failure in 1935-36" by Wilf Wooller, "1950 - Success at Last" by Billy Cleaver, "Leading Wales to Victory in Modern Times" by John Gwilliam, 48 pages. This is a secondhand copy in excellent condition.  

Ref: blwa1952tctrhi-thomas.jbg-xc - £39.00

 

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v NEW ZEALAND - CARDIFF ARMS PARK - 19th December 1953

The All Blacks were hoping to make it 3rd time lucky in the nation's capital. In 1905 & 1935 they had been beaten (the 1924 win by the All Black Invincibles was at Swansea) at the Arms Park, was this to be the one? A Welsh defeat looked ominous when 10 minutes into the second half centre Gareth Griffiths left the field with a badly dislocated shoulder. The All Blacks led 8 - 5 at the time. With 15 minutes remaining against medical advice Griffiths returned, this immediately fired up the home team's forwards who managed to win a penalty which Gwyn Rowlands converted. It was now 8 points a piece. The battle raged and giant Welsh wing forward Clem Thomas found himself hemmed in on the touchline by All Blacks, he hoofed the ball way across field for Olympic sprinter Ken Jones to scoop up the ball and race in for the decisive try. A mighty roar ensued as the 56,000 crowd celebrated another glorious victory over New Zealand's finest.

Wales 13 - New Zealand 8

 

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WALES v NEW ZEALAND 1953

The official match programme - CLICK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY

 

 

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HAYDN FORD - "Heads and Tails" - cartoons and pen portraits of well known Welsh Rugby Football Personalities. This is a 28 page booklet published approximately 1956 which contains caricatures of Welsh rugby personalities, the proceeds of the booklet went towards the building of the YMCA in Neath, a stone's throw from the Gnoll. The following personalities appear in this great publication Aberavon - Cliff Ashton,  Ross Richards,   Cardiff - Gareth Griffiths,  Haydn Morris,  Bleddyn Williams, Sid Judd,  Cliff Morgan, Gordon Wells, Rex Willis,  Llanelli - Peter Evans, Alun Thomas,  Rhys Williams,  Len Davies,  Ray Williams,  Maesteg - Trevor Lloyd,  Neath - Ivor David,  Roy John,  Courtenay Meredith,  Dai Meredith,  Brian Sparks,  Rees Stephens, WR Thomas,  Viv Evans,  Newport - Garfield Owen,  Onllwyn Brace,  Roy Burnett,  Ken Jones, Bryn Meredith,  Pontypridd - Russell Robins,  Swansea - Clem Thomas,  Billy Williams,  Horace Phillips, Guest Stars - WPC Davies (Harlequins),  Jean Prat (Lourdes),  Jackie Kyle (NIFC). The booklet is in excellent condition apart from rusty staples. The proceeds from the sale of this booklet were in aid of the Neath YMCA Building Fund, 

Ref: PC31-bkwamubi-hf-xc - £25.00

 

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Ref:  F52-1-audmfrwa57xc - £190.00

 

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Wales v International XV 1957 - Empire Games Fundraising Match

Signed by TE Davies, C Davies, G Powell, G Wells, CI Morgan, L Williams, BV Meredith, JRG Stephens, RJ Robins of Wales, and RM Bartlett, E Evans, RWD Marques of International XV.

From the JBG Thomas collection - click here for more info

Ref: PC11-auprwa-int57-xb - £75.00

 

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Cliff Morgan Presents "Memorable Moments", a 33.3 rpm gramaphone record containing interviews with Cliff Morgan, Clem Thomas, Bleddyn Williams, Billy Cleaver, Ken Jones. The record includes match commentaries by GV Wynne Jones, Rex Alston & Winston McCarthy. Produced by Cwaliton Records of Pontardawe. The front cover has been signed by Cliff Morgan.

Ref: PC27-rewa-cm - £95.00

  

1965 Triple Crown Season

(Captain: Clive Rowlands)

v England  14 - 3

(Cardiff) 

v Scotland  14 - 12

(Murrayfield)

v Ireland  14 - 8

(Cardiff)

v France 13 - 22

(Paris)

Hopes were not high after Wales had embarked on a disastrous tour of South Africa. The new laws which abolished kicking directly into touch from outside the 25 were introduced into the championship for the first time. This brought out the superb attacking skills of fly half David Watkins who had his best season for Wales. The match against Ireland was a Triple Crown decider with the Irish having also beaten Scotland (16-6) and England (5-0). Wales were to lift the 'Crown' with tries from Dewi Bebb & Stuart Watkins and 8 points from the trusty boot of Terry Price.

 

Illustrated left - Welsh captain Clive Rowlands chaired from the field after hundreds of Welsh fans rushed onto the field at the final whistle at Murrayfield 

 

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1965 WALES TRIPLE CROWN PROGRAMME SET

All 3 programmes from the 1965 Triple Crown:

v England, Scotland & Ireland.

The three programmes are in good to very good condition, they are sold together with a team photograph, an information sheet listing match scores and information and a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes are original.  

Ref: wa.1965.triple.crown-prst.3.+ph.ifcd.+COA - £75.00

For individual programmes from this season, please check the Programmes page on this website.

 

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FRAMED 1965 WALES TRIPLE CROWN PROGRAMME SET

All 3 programmes from the 1965 Triple Crown framed, ideal as a gift :

v England, Scotland & Ireland.

The three programmes from the 1965 Triple Crown framed together with a team photo (see illustrations for new photo and info card) & results, a personalised insert is available at no extra charge. This framed set is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes are original. This item is available to the UK only. 

Ref: wa.1965.triple.crown-prst.3.+ph.ifcd-+COA-aifm - £175.00

 

 

The Greatest Matches.............  

WALES v ENGLAND - CARDIFF ARMS PARK - 15th April 1967

This was the last match of the 1967 Five Nations campaign, England came to Cardiff looking for the Triple Crown and a share in the Championship title. At 18 years of age and only 4 months out of school Keith Jarrett entered the Arms Park for Wales against the old enemy for his international debut. Usually a centre, Jarrett was only making his second appearance as a full back, it was a gamble for the Welsh selectors and it paid off handsomely. 55 points were scored in the match, the highest total ever in the Five Nations championship, A Welsh victory of 34 - 21 included 19 points by Jarrett, another record, this time, the highest score by an individual in an international match, eclipsing Don Clarke's 18 points against the Lions in 1959. 

His kicking was almost perfect, 7 out of 8 kicks were successful, the only one to miss hit the post. His one try was a 50 metre dash for the line at a crucial time in the game, Wales were leading 19 - 15 at the time and with England pressing Jarrett's moment of brilliance turned the game in Wales' favour. The Playfair Rugby Annual said it was 'the most remarkable rugby international of all time'. They may have been correct !  

Wales 34 - England 21

 

 

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WALES v ENGLAND 1967 - The official programme for Wales v England 1967 match signed to the front cover by Keith Jarrett, this programme is accompanied by a COA guaranteeing that the autograph is authentic and original.

Ref: auprwaen67-k.jarrett-xb - £39.00  

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WALES v ENGLAND 1967 - Official 28 page match programme (unsigned) in very good condition.

Ref: prwaen67xb - £15.00

 

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Rugby World Magazine - September 1967. Front cover photo of John Lloyd trying to breach the English defence in the match and a 3 page article by Welsh legend Wilf Wooller titled "The Greatest Game I Ever Saw". This refers to the Wales v England 1967 match. Like Jarrett, Wooller gained his first cap as a teenager in a memorable victory over England. At the age of 19 and still a schoolboy in Rydal School, Colwyn Bay, he played in the first ever Welsh victory at Twickenham in 1933. This article is how he saw the 1967 game.

Ref: mgbr-rw67-09-xb - £12.00

 

1970's GOLDEN ERA  1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979

 

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"I Was There" by Max Boyce

Poems, stories & songs from the Welsh Maestro, includes the words to Max Boyce's classics "The Outside half Factory", Asso Asso Yogoshi", "Hymns & Arias", "The Incredible Plan", "9 3". Lavishly illustrated with cartoons by Gren, this  book is a classic that went straight in at No2 on the Sunday Times best seller list. If you are Welsh and this book is not in your library you do not want to spend another minute without it. 

This copy is a secondhand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.

1st Edition: 1979 Pages: 92 Ref: bkhu79-mb-xc - £25.00

   

 

1969 Triple Crown & Championship

 (Captains: Brian Price & Gareth Edwards)

v Scotland  17 - 3

(Murrayfield)

v Ireland  24 - 11

(Cardiff)

v France 8 - 8

(Paris)

v England  30 - 9

(Cardiff) 

This was the start of the second golden era of Welsh rugby, Clive Rowlands took over as coach and regular squad sessions took place at the Afan Lido, Port Talbot. The campaign started brilliantly with the biggest victory at Murrayfield since 1947. This match saw two London Welsh youngsters make their first appearances, Mervyn Davies and JPR Williams. Both were to lead Triple Crown sides over the next decade. The Irish match was a tense affair, Ireland needed to win to secure the triple Crown for themselves but for the 11th time Wales denied the men from the Emerald Isle the crown. Then it was off to France where the French clawed back an 8 point deficit to draw 8 - 8. The final match was a decisive victory over England, Maurice Richards crossing the line four times to equal the Welsh try scoring record.

 

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COA for the framed set

 

All 4 programmes from the 1969 Triple Crown & Championship Year in good to very good condition. The programmes are accompanied by a team photograph, an information card with match results and a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes are original as sold at the stadium on the day of the match. 

v Scotland, Ireland, France, and England

Ref: wa.1969.triple.crown-prst.4.+ifcd.+COA - £125.00

 

For individual programmes from this season, check the Programmes page on this website. 

 

Rugby Relics Framing Service

All 4 programmes, team photograph and match results framed and glazed. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the set, this is taped in a plastic pocket to the reverse.

(Illustrated is a similar presentation for 1978 with a personalised insert)

Ref: wa.1969.triple.crown-prst.4.+ifcd.+COA-aifm - £195.00

 

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v ENGLAND - CARDIFF ARMS PARK - 12th April 1969

Needing to defeat England in the last match of the Five Nations tournament to clinch their 11th triple Crown, Wales were hot favourites to win. At half time the score was 3 - 3, a Bob Hiller penalty goal cancelled out Maurice Richards' try. Early into the second half, Keith Jarrett kicked 2 penalty goals then a Barry John zigzag run of brilliance saw the No 10 score a try. With twenty minutes left on the watch Richards scored his second try, then another, then another. His total of 4 tries equalled the Welsh record. Wales ran out winners 30 - 9 to clinch the Triple Crown and Five Nations Championship. This campaign saw the start of the second golden era in Welsh rugby.

Wales 30 - England 9

(Illustration right - Duckham unable to stop Richards scoring his 4th try)

 

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WALES v ENGLAND 1969 - the official programme for Wales v England 1969, the programme is in very good condition. 

Ref: prwaen69xb - £25.00  

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WALES v ENGLAND 1969 - Rugby World and post for June 1969, the cover photo is from the match with 3 + pages of match photos including two of Richards' tries. A short match report is also included. This issue doubles as a pre-tour souvenir for Wales' trip to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji 1969. There are pen pictures and photos of the squad, pre tour views and comments

Ref: mgbr-rw69-06 - £15.00

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1969 TRIPLE CROWN - Western Mail - 4 page pre-match (Wales v England) Triple Crown souvenir, photos and articles leading up to the match. 

Ref: FAC-npwatc69-wm - £10.00

 

06.jpg (59157 bytes) 83-a.jpg (139494 bytes) 83-b.jpg (255075 bytes) 83-c.jpg (188679 bytes) 83-d.jpg (15727 bytes) WALES v ENGLAND 12 Apr 1969 TRIPLE CROWN MATCH FOR WALES SIGNED PROGRAMME, autographed over individual player profiles by 14 of the Welsh team and 6 of the English team. The players who have signed this programme are as follows; Brian Price (Capt), J.P.R Williams, Maurice Richards, Keith Jarrett, John Dawes, Stuart Watkins, Barry John, Gareth Edwards, David Lloyd, Denzil Williams, Brian Thomas, Dai Morris, Mervyn Davies, John Taylor, Bob Hiller, John Spencer, John Pullin, Dave Powell, Peter Larter and Bob Taylor. The programme has a single crease down the centre, generally it is in good condition, it is accompanied by a COA guaranteeing that the autographs are original and authentic.

Ref: aupringp.waen.1969.au20.xb - £129.00

 

 

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ENGLAND v WALES 1970 (CHICO'S MATCH) PROGRAMME

SIGNED by RAY 'CHICO' HOPKINS

Ray "Chico" Hopkins had one cap for Wales when he came on as a replacement for Gareth Edwards at Twickenham in 1970. Wales trailed throughout the match until Ray scored a late try which JPR Williams converted to win the match for Wales. It was this match and Chico's efforts that inspired Max Boyce to write his most famous song 'Hymn & Arias'. He went on the 1971 Lions tour where he also replaced Edwards in the first test, the result ending in a 9-3 win for the Lions who went on to become the first British team to win a series in New Zealand. Chico has the enviable distinction of being unbeaten against the All  Blacks having also starred in the 1972 Llanelli victory over Kirkpatrick's touring team. The programme is signed to the front cover "Ray Hopkins - CHICO" and is accompanied by a COA guaranteeing that the autograph is authentic and original.

Ref: auprenwa70-chico-xb - £25.00  

 

 

1971 Grand Slam & Triple Crown

(Captain: John Dawes)

v England 22 - 6

(Cardiff)

v Scotland 19 - 18

(Edinburgh)

v Ireland 23 - 9

(Cardiff)

v France 9 - 5

(Paris)

Arguably the greatest Welsh side ever. Containing several players who went on to star in the most successful Lions tour of New Zealand ever and revolutionised rugby football. Captained by master tactician John 'Syd' Dawes the team contained the genius of Barry John, Gareth Edwards & Gerald Davies, a ball winning mobile pack and the rock, JPR in defence. The sensational victory over Scotland in 1971 remains to this day, one of the most inspiring moments in Welsh rugby history while the defeat of France in the last match was one of Wales' classic performances. 

The Players - J.P.R. Williams, Gerald Davies, John Dawes,  Arthur Lewis, Ian Hall, John .C. Bevan, Barry John, Gareth Edwards, Denzil Williams, Jeff Young, Barry Llewellyn,  Mike Roberts, Delme Thomas,  Dai Morris,  Mervyn Davies,  John Taylor.

 

 

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1971 WALES GRAND SLAM SEASON PROGRAMME SET

All 4 official programmes from the 1971 Grand Slam season in good to very good condition. 

v England, Scotland, Ireland & France

Sold together with a team photograph, an information sheet listing match scores etc and a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes are original.  

Ref: wa.1971.grand.slam-prst.4.+ifcd.+COA - £175.00

 

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FRAMED 1971 WALES GRAND SLAM SEASON PROGRAMME SET

All 4 official programmes from the 1971 Grand Slam season framed together with a team photo & results, a personalised insert is available at no extra charge. This framed set is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes are original. This item is available to the UK only.

Ref: wa.1971.grand.slam-prst.4.aifm.+ifcd.+COA - £275.00

   

 

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES from the 1971 Wales Grand Slam

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v England (22-6)

very good condition

Ref: prwaen.1971.xb - £19.00

 

v Scotland (19-18)

very good condition

Ref: prscwa.1971.xb - £25.00

v Ireland (23-9)

very good condition

Ref: prwair.1971.xb - £8.00

v France (9-5)

very good condition

Ref: prfrwa.1971.xb - £145.00

 

 

The Greatest Matches  

SCOTLAND v WALES - MURRAYFIELD  - 6th February 1971

There are nail biting finishes to matches and there are knuckle biting finishes, once the nails and the fingers have gone, only the knuckles are left. This was the case in Wales' second match of the 1971 five nations championship. The lead changed hands six times and with just three minutes to go JPR Williams put Gerald Davies away on the Scottish 25. Gerald with a long run in managed to squeeze into the corner for a try. Two minutes left and the Scottish crowd expect Barry John to step up to take the conversion, but up strolls Wales' secret weapon John "Basil Brush" Taylor to take the conversion kick from the touchline. You could have heard a pin drop in the valleys as he lined the ball up but the whole of Wales shouts with joy as over the ball goes. Wales are half way to a Grand Slam. 

Scotland 18 - Wales 19 

 

WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - 70's (DVD)


WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - THE SEVENTIES
Gareth Edwards selects Wales' six best games of the seventies - some of the best games ever played by a Welsh team that is considered to be amongst the best the world has ever seen. Some epic victories including the dramatic 19-18 victory over Scotland in 1971 and the exhilarating 34-9 victory over Ireland in 1976. The matches contained on this DVD are as follows v Scotland & France 1971, Scotland 1972, France & Ireland 1975, Ireland 1976 & France 1978.

6th February 1971 - Scotland 18 - Wales 19
27th March 1971 - France 5 - Wales 9
5th February 1972 - Wales 35 - Scotland 12
18th January 1975 - France 10 - Wales 25
15 March 1975 - Wales 32 - Ireland 4
21st February 1976 - Ireland 9 - Wales 34
18th March 1978 - Wales 16 - France 7

Special Features: Interview with Gareth Edwards.

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Classification: E - Running Time: 75 mins

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new

Ref: dvwahi-sob-70xb - Price £12.95

OR CLICK HERE TO BUY THE SET OF 3 SIX OF THE BEST DVDs - 1970s, 1980s & 1990s

 

HOPKINS, Ray - WalesB-75.jpg (27289 bytes) wru-top-f.jpg (40044 bytes)  wru-top.jpg (39029 bytes) wru-bot.jpg (38566 bytes) Early 1970s Welsh tracksuit. This tracksuit belonged to the Wales & British Lions scrum half Chico Hopkins. Chico was a member of the Welsh squad 1970 - 1972. He went North soon after playing for Llanelli against the 1972 All Blacks. He was a regular understudy to Gareth Edwards. In his one cap against England in 1970 he turned the game in Wales' favour scoring a try in a fantastic victory at Twickenham, (it was Chico's effort on this day that inspired Max Boyce to write his crowd favourite 'Hymns & Arias'). His one test appearance for the British Lions was also as a replacement for Edwards in the first test at Dunedin in 1971. Again the Maesteg man sparkled as the Lions won a famous victory over the All Blacks and went on to become the first Lions team to win a series in New Zealand. 

Ref: PL32-tswa70-chico - £185.00

 

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1972 WALES PROGRAMME SET

All 4 official programmes from the matches played by Wales in 1972. The programmes are in good to very good condition. 

v England (12 Jan), Scotland (5 Feb), France (25 Mar) & New Zealand (2 Dec)

The Irish match was cancelled in this year because of the troubles in Northern Ireland.  

Ref: prstwa.1972 - £16.00

 

1975 Champions

(Captain - Mervyn Davies) 

v France 25 - 10

(Paris)

v England 20 - 4

(Cardiff)

v Scotland 10 - 12

(Murrayfield)

v Ireland 32 - 4

(Cardiff)

 

 

The Greatest Matches  

FRANCE 10 - WALES 25 - Paris - 18th January 1975

The Golden Era of the 1970s can be split into two parts, 1969-1974 and 1975-1979. After finishing 2nd in the championship with 1 win and 2 draws in 1974 the Big Five (selectors) chanced their arm with 6 new caps in the first championship match of 1975. The six players, Ray Gravell & Steve Fenwick at centre, John D Bevan at outside half, Trevor Evans at flanker were joined by two players from Pontypool in the front row Tony Faulkner & Graham Price. Most importantly the latter two were joining club mate Bobby Windsor, winning his 5th cap to make for the very first time in the Welsh team the PONTYPOOL FRONT ROW. In a match in which Wales out scored the French by 5 tries to one the abiding memory for every Welshman in that of Graham Price in injury time sprinting 70 metres to score the final try.

France 10 - Wales 25 

 

 

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Ref: F19-67-prtrwa75au-xb - £145.00 

 

1976 Grand Slam & Triple Crown

(Captain: Mervyn Davies)

v England 21 - 9

(Twickenham)

v Scotland 28 - 6

(Cardiff)

v Ireland 34 - 9

(Dublin)

v France 19 - 13

(Cardiff)

A Grand Slam of records, the team scored 102 points in the championship, Phil Bennett scored 19 in the match against Ireland, equalling Jack Bancroft and Keith Jarrett's records, Gareth Edwards became the highest try scorer for Wales with 18, JPR became the most capped Welsh full back while the victory over Ireland in Dublin was a record score against Ireland. This was an outstanding team led by 'Merve the Swerve'. The victory over France in the last match was a classic, JPR Williams tackle on French wing Gourdon in the final stages ensured Wales were crowned champions.  

The Players - J.P.R. Williams,  Clive Rees, Gerald Davies,  Steve Fenwick,  Ray Gravell,  J.J. Williams,  Phil Bennett,  Gareth Edwards,  Charlie Faulkner,  Bobby Windsor,  Graham Price,  Allan Martin,  Geoff  Wheel,  Trevor Evans,  Terry Cobner,  Mervyn Davies, Tommy David.

 

The Greatest Matches  

IRELAND v WALES - LANSDOWNE ROAD - 21st February 1976

Wales arrived in Dublin in search of the Triple Crown desipte several death threats received allegedly from IRA terrorists. No member of this Welsh side had played in a winning team at Lansdowne Road. This was the match in which Gareth Edwards was to equal Ken Jones' record of 44 appearances for Wales, the match was a milestone for the Cardiff man, scoring his 18th try, a new Welsh record, equalling the feat of Teddy Morgan in scoring tries in five consecutive internationals. Phil Bennett was to equal Jack Bancroft and Keith Jarrett's record of 19 points for Wales including scoring his first try in international rugby. Another record breaker was Mervyn Davies whose 37th cap was a new record for a Welsh forward. The 34 points was the highest total ever against Ireland, (both home and away). A masterful performance by the Welsh team secured the first of 4 consecutive Triple Crowns for Wales - 

Ireland 9 - Wales 34

 

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1976 GRAND SLAM - FRAMED PRESENTATION

 All 4 official programmes from the 1976 Grand Slam, a team photograph and match results framed and glazed. The presentation includes a named team photograph and the match results. This is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programmes included are original and authentic as sold on the day at the ground.

A personalised insert can be included with this presentation at no extra charge (see illustrations on bottom). You will need to email us with the information required in the insert if you require this.

 

Ref: fmprwags76st4 - £195.00

   

 

1977 Triple Crown

(Captain: Phil Bennett)

Pictured above, the team that beat England at Cardiff, other players to play for Wales in the championship this season were Glyn Shaw, Trevor Evans, & Jeff Squire

 

v Ireland  25 - 9

(Cardiff)

v France 9 - 16

(Paris)

v England  14 - 9

(Cardiff)

v Scotland  18 - 9

(Edinburgh)

Wales had to work hard against both England and Ireland for victories. The Triple Crown was secured against Scotland with an incredible piece of Phil Bennett magic. The Welsh skipper scored a rousing try when he finished off a move that had started with JPR Williams in his own half. One of the great tries of the 1970s Golden Era.  

 

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GREN'S RUGBY ADDICTS CALENDAR 1977 - 1st EDITION - WELSH RUGBY HUMOUR - A fantastic original 'as new' 1st edition of Gren's calendar. Featuring the International Reject XV. Players include Retaliate First Rees, Bill Igerent & Hamish McFilth. Hilarious. 

Ref: PL43-wamm.1977.cf-gren - £19.00 

 

 

 

1978 Grand Slam & Triple Crown

(Captain: Phil Bennett)

v England 9 - 6

(Twickenham)

v Scotland 22 - 14

(Cardiff)

v Ireland 20 - 16

(Dublin)

v France 16 - 7

(Cardiff)

Three penalty goals by Phil Bennett got Wales off to a shaky start in the win against England. Gareth Edwards scored his 20th and last try for Wales in the victory over Scotland at Cardiff. The defeat of Ireland ensured that Wales became the first nation to win 3 consecutive triple crowns. The Grand Slam win over France saw both Gareth Edwards and Phil Bennett play their last match for Wales. Both of the seventies superstars played a major part in this final victory, Bennett scoring two tries and a conversion while Edwards dropped a goal, a nine point cushion over a great French XV sealed Wales' final Five Nations Grand Slam.

The Players - J.P.R. Williams,  Gerald Davies,  Steve Fenwick,  Ray Gravell,  J.J. Williams,  Phil Bennett,  Gareth Edwards,  Charlie Faulkner,  Bobby Windsor,  Graham Price,  Allan Martin,  Geoff  Wheel,  Jeff Squire,  Terry Cobner,  Derek Quinnell, Gareth Evans, 

 

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1978 GRAND SLAM - PROGRAMME SET

All 4 official programmes from the 1978 Grand Slam in good to very good condition.

Ref: AS-prwags78st4 - £75.00

   

 

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1978 GRAND SLAM - FRAMED PRESENTATION

  All 4 official programmes from the 1978 Grand Slam, a team photograph and match results framed and glazed. 

A personalised insert can be included with this presentation at no extra charge. 

Ref: fmprwags78st4 - £165.00

   

 

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Ireland v Wales 4 Mar 1978, the Triple Crown match at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Official presentation programme available only to VIPs, committee and players. A printed softback cover with mint programme inside. The match was won 20 - 16 by Wales. 

Ref: CC13-prirwa78-xb - £50.00

 

 

60.jpg (603950 bytes) WALES GRAND SLAM 1978 RETRO / ORIGINAL RED SHOULDER BAG - A holdall / shoulder bag celebrating the Wales Grand Slam in 1978. This is an original bag dating from 1978, it is unused in original packaging that has only been opened to take the photograph. The bag has the results of all 4 matches against England, Scotland, Ireland & France together with their national emblems and a large central 3 feathers. It measures 15" x 11" x 5" ( 38cm x 28cm x 13cm) The printing is identical on both sides.

Ref: PL43-wamm.1978.ktgs-red-xb - £24.00 

 

59.jpg (412995 bytes) WALES GRAND SLAM 1978 RETRO / ORIGINAL RED SHOULDER BAG - A holdall / shoulder bag celebrating the Wales Grand Slam in 1978. This is an original bag dating from 1978, it is unused in original packaging that has only been opened to take the photograph. The bag has the results of all 4 matches against England, Scotland, Ireland & France together with their national emblems and a large central 3 feathers. It measures 15" x 11" x 5" ( 38cm x 28cm x 13cm) The printing is identical on both sides.

Ref: PL43-wamm.1978.ktgs-black-xb - £14.00 

 

 

02.jpg (28493 bytes) 04-Back.jpg (18939 bytes) A fold over card to celebrate the unveiling of a mural at Cardiff Arms Park by Tom Rathmell in 1978. The ceremony was performed by the then Secretary of State of Wales John Morris. Both the Secretary and artist Rathmell have signed the card. 

Ref: F19-69-cdwa78 - £25.00

 

14.gif (215312 bytes) 05.gif (232785 bytes) A Welsh players sweater, "Welsh XV" under the three feathers, believed to be from the 1978 tour of Australia. The sweater is a size 40" and is by Royal Thistle, it is probably pure wool but there is a name tag on the label which probably covers the material information. There are one or two marks to the sweater on the two sleeves, these may come out in the wash. From the collection of a former WRU President, COA provided. 

Ref: PL5-tpwapy.1978xb - £39.50

 

 

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WALES - TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS 1976 - 1978 SLATE WALL PLAQUE / HANGING - A slate commemoration plaque celebrating Wales' Triple Triple Crown 1978, Made bt 'Welsh Slatecraft' R-K Products of Newport, the plaque measures 6" (15cm) in diameter and has a leather loop for hanging.   

Ref: PL43-wamm.1978.pq-slate-xb - £15.00 

 

 

1979 - 4th Consecutive Triple Crown 

(Captain: JPR Williams)

v Scotland  19 - 13

(Edinburgh)

v Ireland  24 - 21

(Dublin)

v France 13 - 14

(Paris)

v England  27 - 3

(Cardiff)

The 27 - 3 victory over England and the secured the international championship and fourth consecutive Triple Crown for Wales. Who can forget the bloodied JPR Williams leaving the field to be replaced by Clive Griffiths. The Llanelli full back was then instrumental in one another of Cardiff Arms Park's great tries when he put away Elgan Rees for a brilliant try. So ended the second golden era of Welsh Rugby. 

 

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All 3 programmes from the 1979 Triple Crown, v Scotland, Ireland & England - all three programmes are in excellent condition

Ref: AS-stwaprtc79 -  £20.00

 

Rugby Relics Framing Service

All 3 programmes, team photograph and match results framed and glazed, 

Ref: fmpnstwapr79 - £120.00

 

 

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Wales v Ireland 1979 presentation programme, hard cover biding for the official programme, only available to players and VIPs.

Ref: CC13-pnprwair79xb - £39.00

 

 

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WALES v IRELAND 1979 touch judges flag. The flag is is of two separate pieces stitched together, the text and logos look to be iron on transfers.  Theflag is without the pole and is in very good condition. This was the second match in Wales' 4th consecutive triple crown, Wales were triumphant 24 - 21 in this match. 

Ref: TL13-wafl79ir - £195.00      

 

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WALES - TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONS 1976 - 1979 SILVER COLOURED COMMEMORATIVE BOXED MEDALION - A commemorative medla to celebrate Wales winning their 4 Triple Crown in a row in 1979. The medal may be silver plated or have silver content but we cannot see any evidence of this. The double sided medal has the three feather and triple crown information in English on one side with a Welsh dragon and info in welsh on the reverse. It measures 38mm in diameter with the case measuring 8cm.  

Ref: PL43-wamm.1979.md-triple.crown - £15.00 

 

 

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Scotland v Wales 20th January 1979 programme & ticket group  - the ticket is creased with a name on the front while the programme is in very good condition. 

Ref: PB1-mmgpscwa79xb - £9.00

 

79-05.jpg (56083 bytes) Welsh Rugby Magazine - May 1979 - 4th Triple Crown Issue. - Front cover photos of JPR , Triple Crown review by GV Wynne Jones, John Reed, John Billot, John O'Shea & Reg Prophit photos from the English match. Caricatures and facsimilie autographs of the Welsh squad inside, Wilf Wooller on the 'Rugby Sin Bin', David Watkins on rugby and professionalism, photos from Schweppes Cup semi finals plus regular features. 

Ref: mgwa-wr79-05 - £8.00

 

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"And the Tanker Spent a Comfortable Night", paperback book of poems by Tom Bellion with illustrations by Gren, a look at welsh rugby in the 1970s, classic Welsh humour. The title refers to a poem where JPR crashed into a tanker .......and the tanker etc. A great humorous read accompanied by Gren's brilliant cartoons. Classic Welsh rugby humour.  Published in 1979, 64 pages.

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GREN'S RUGBY ADDICTS CALENDAR 1979 - 3rd EDITION - WELSH RUGBY HUMOUR - A fantastic original 'as new' 3rd edition of Gren's calendar. Presenting the ABC of Rugby - A is for Amateur, B is for Blindside, C is for Coach, D is for Dentures etc etc all the way to Z.  - great hmour  

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GREN'S RUGBY ADDICTS CALENDAR 1980 - 4th EDITION - WELSH RUGBY HUMOUR - A fantastic original 'as new' 4th edition of Gren's calendar. Presenting Great Moments of Rugby - 'The moment I never got my cap' - 'The moment I first got my name in the paper' etc - great humour   

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WELSH CENTENARY 1980/1 

Official programme for WRU Gala Opening at Cardiff Arms Park, 26th July 1980, the programme features itinerary for the day and some great historical articles including "The WRU Secretaries" by JBG Thomas and "It will always be the Arms Park" by Gerald Davies. 

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Welsh Rugby Union Centenary Dinner - a fold over card menu (illustrated left), 24 page guest list (illustrated right top) and 2 invitation cards (illustrated right bottom - only 1 illustrated) for the centenary dinner held at the National Sports Centre, Sophia Gardens on the 12th march 1981. The menu card has been autographed by 8 club officials in the centre, there is also a wine stain on these pages. The guest list has 11 autographs, mostly club officials but including internationals Robert Ackerman & Gary Pearce. 

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A collection of 9 programmes covering international and special matches played during the WRU centenary 1980/1 season. The programmes included in this package are North Wales v International Overseas XV played at Colwyn Bay on Sept 16th, this was a warm up game for the Overseas XV consisting of players from Canada, Argentina, Japan, Romania, Fiji, Tonga & USA. Wales v Overseas XV, the 5 programmes from the All Blacks centenary tour against Cardiff, Llanelli, Swansea, Newport & Wales, The traditional England/Wales v Scotland/Ireland fixture, played on 29th November 1980. Five nations matches against England and Ireland and finally a programme for the match between Wales and the Presidents XV. The programmes are in excellent condition.  

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Rugby World October 1980 - Wales Centenary Issue. A 88 page magazine including a 6 page page article by John Taylor on the "Decade of the Dragon". A celebration of Welsh Rugby 1969 -1979  

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WESTERN MAIL - "100 Years of Welsh Rugby". A 48 page magazine supplement with great historical articles on the formation of the Welsh Rugby Union, the first golden era, 1920's & 30's, 1940's & 50's, the 1960's and the second golden era, 1970s. Many colour photos including a double page spread of gareth Edwards scoring his last try for Wales (v Scotland in 1978). This copy has slight creasing.

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"Dragon's Delight" - A review of the Welsh Centenary season, an 80 page magazine with match reports and statistics from the matches played during the season 1980-81, includes an interesting article by Windsor Davies, the actor and Spike Milligan, the comedian. 

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WESTERN MAIL - "CENTENARY" SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT - A four page broadsheet publication, includes a decade by decade review of Welsh rugby. the front cover features JBG Thomas' two best Welsh XVs from the years 1880-1930 & 1931-1980. 

Ref: FAC-npwacn-wme - £5.00

05.jpg (189755 bytes) A stainless steel salver by PSL, Sheffield presented to Ken Harris, the chairman of the Welsh Centenary committee on the occasion of the England/Wales v Scotland/Ireland Centenary match. The salver is accompanied by Ken Harris' personal copy of the match programme with a presentation cover. Both items are in very good condition.      

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WALES v PRESIDENT'S XV 1981 - A brand new unused Gilbert Match ball signed by the teams that played in this Welsh Centenary match. The ball has been signed by 37 players from both sides. Signatures include Geoff Wheel, Terry Holmes, Graham Price, Andy Irvine, Jean-Pierre Rives, Dave Loveridge, Colin Deans, Bill Beaumont, Andrew Slack, Rob Louw, Mike Slemen, John Robbie, Michael Fitzpatrick and Mark Ella. For a full list of the teams please... CLICK HERE  It is unknown whether of not the bladder is working on this ball, it is loose inside and we have not tested it. The ball has been stored out of sunlight since the signing and all autographs are strong and easily read. This ball is sold together with the official match programme containing photos and profiles of all the players and a COA guaranteeing that the original autographs are authentic.

Ref: PL18-aubatm.inmu.wapd.1981.au.37+COA-xb - £225.00

 

WRU CENTENARY - SET OF FIRST DAY AND COMMEMORATIVE COVERS

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No. 1 

Wales v Overseas XV 

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No. 2

WRU Centenary - first day of issue for stamp  

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No. 3

Cardiff v All Blacks, 

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No. 3

Llanelli v All Blacks, 

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No 3

Swansea v All Blacks, 

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Newport v All Blacks, 

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Wales v All Blacks, 

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No 4

England/Wales v Scotland/Ireland, 

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No. 5

Wales v England.

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No. 6

Wales v Ireland

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No. 7

Date of actual centenary, 12th March 1981,  

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No 8 

Wales v President's XV, 

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1980s TO DATE

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WALES v SCOTLAND - 1st February 1986 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s. The match will be remembered for an amazing Paul Thorburn kick, he landed one of the most famous and longest penalties in the history of the game. Wales scored one try by Adrian Hadley and Thorburn kicked five penalties with Jonathan Davies chipping in with a drop goal. The collection includes the official match programme, an official match used ticket and a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s including highlights of this match and an interview with Jonathan Davies. The collection is completed with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme and ticket are original.

Ref: wammcl.wasc86.gp4.prtkdv.+COA - £10.00 

 

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IRELAND v WALES - 15th February 1986 - PROGRAMME & DVD SET

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s. Paul Moriarty made his debut in this game against Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin and Wales beat Ireland 19-12.  Tries were scored by the two Phils', Lewis and Davies with Paul Thorburn bagging the remaining points. After trailing 12-4 at half time the Welsh pack dominated the second half and the Irish scrum buckled under pressure. The team was ably captained by Llanelli's David Pickering. The collection includes the official match programme and a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s including highlights of this match and an interview with Jonathan Davies. The programme is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that it is an original programme.

Ref: wammcl.irwa86.gp3.prdv.+COA - £10.00 

 

 

1988 Triple Crown

(Captain: Bleddyn Bowen)

v England  11 - 3

(Twickenham)

v Scotland  25 - 20

(Cardiff)

v Ireland  12 - 9 

(Dublin)

v France 9 - 10

(Cardiff)

It was back to the running game for Wales in the year after finishing in 3rd place at the inaugural Rugby World Cup. In dropping Paul Thorburn the selectors made a huge gamble when they placed Swansea fly half Anthony Clement at full back and when John Deveraux withdrew through injury Mark Ring became the fourth player fly half in the team (Clement, Bowen, Ring and Jonathan Davies) to face England. Adrian Hadley scored a brace of tries, the first originated from Clement running back a loose kick by Cusworth. In a thrilling encounter against Scotland, Wales clawed back a 20 - 10 deficit, Jonathan Davies and Ieuan Evans scoring tries with Davies dropping a couple of goals to win the match. Thorburn was recalled when Clement withdrew through injury for the Scotland game and retained his place against Ireland. With 4 minutes of injury time played and the scores tied at 9 each he kicked the winning goal to give Wales the only Triple Crown of the 1980s.  

 

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ENGLAND v WALES - 6th February 1988 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s, the triple crown season win over England at Twickenham.  Adrian Hadley scored 2 brilliant tries and there was also a drop goal from Jonathan Davies who taunted the English throughout the game. This is a day that will live long in the memories of Welsh fans, it was the start of a successful triple crown campaign for Wales, their first since 1979. The collection includes the official match programme, and a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s including highlights of the match and an interview with Jonathan Davies. The collection is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme is original.

Ref: wammcl.enwa88.gp3.prdv.+COA - £15.00 

 

 

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WALES v SCOTLAND 20th February 1988 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s. This was the second leg of the 1988 Triple Crown with Jonathan Davies kicking two drop goals and scoring a superb try which had the crowd roaring for Wales. Many believe Davies was his at his best in a Welsh Jersey in this match. The collection includes the official match programme, official match used ticket, a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1980s including highlights of the match and an interview with Jonathan Davies plus a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme and ticket are original.

Ref: wammcl.wasc88.gp4.prtkdv.+COA - £10.00 

 

 

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All 3 programmes from the 1988 Triple Crown, v England, Scotland & Ireland - all three programmes are in excellent condition

Ref: AS-prinwatc88st -  £29.00

 

Rugby Relics Framing Service

All 3 programmes, team photograph and match results framed and glazed. 

Ref: fmprwasttc88 - £119.00 

 

 

WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - 80's (DVD)

WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - THE EIGHTIES
Jonathan Davies looks back at Wales' six best games of the eighties - including the stunning victory over Australia in the 1987 Rugby World Cup and Wales' last victory over England from Twickenham in 1988. The matches contained on this DVD are as follows v England  1985, Scotland & Ireland 1986, England & Australia 1987, England & Scotland 1988

20th April 1985 - Wales 24 - England 15
1st February 1986 - Wales 22 - Scotland 15
15th February 1986 - Ireland 12 - Wales 19
7th March 1987 - Wales 19 - England 12
18th June 1987 - (WC) Australia 21 - Wales 22
6th February 1988 - England 3 - Wales 11
20th February 1988 - Wales 25 - Scotland 20

Special Features: Interview with Jonathan Davies.

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Classification: E -  Running Time: 75 mins

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

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WALES v ENGLAND - 6th February 1993 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s. Wales came into the game fearing a big defeat as they hadn't beaten England since 1989 and England were gunning for an unprecedented third Grand Slam in a row. Re-live Ieuan Evans try and he caught Rory Underwood napping to clinch a 10-9 victory. The collection includes the official match programme, official match used ticket, a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley plus a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme and ticket are original.

Ref: wacl.waen93.gp4.prtkdv.+COA - £15.00 

 

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WALES v FRANCE - 19th February 1994 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s. The game will be remembered for Nigel Walker and Scott Quinell's tries, two world class players touching down for a 24-15 victory for Wales. Gareth Llewellyn took over the captaincy in the absence of Ieuan Evans. The collection includes the official match programme, official match used ticket, a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley plus a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme and ticket are original.

Ref: wammcl.wafr94.prtkdv.+COA - £10.00 

 

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FRANCE v WALES - 6th March 1999 - PROGRAMME & DVD SET

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s. Wales defeated France in Paris for the first time since 1975. It was a truly remarkable performance, Neil Jenkins kicked 5 penalties with his trusty boot which clinched the game for Wales. The collection includes the official match programmeand a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley. The programme is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that it is original.

Ref: wammcl.frwa99.gp3.prdv.+COA - £10.00 

 

 

The Greatest Matches  

WALES v ENGLAND - WEMBLEY STADIUM - 11th April 1999

So often the scene the memorable football scenes, Wembley became the home of Welsh International rugby in 1997 while the demolition of Cardiff Arms Park and the building of the Millennium Stadium took place.  One memorable rugby scene never to be forgotten was Scott Gibbs crossing the line to take Wales within one point of England. The English, poised for the last ever five nations grand slam in the last five natioins tournament ever watched agonisingly as Neil Jenkins lined the ball up for the conversion. The flame haired sure footed Jenkins slotted the ball over to the delight and ecstasy of the travelling Welsh fans. Wales held on for a final two minutes to the joy of the fans. 

Wales 32 - England 31

 

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WALES v ENGLAND 11th April 1999 - MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s. This was Wales's last game at Wembley and the last match ever in the Five Nations Tournament which was to become the Six Natiuons a year later with the inclusion of Italy. The pre-match warm up included Tom Jones and Max Boyce and the last act of the match was Scott Gibbs scoring a magical try with Neil Jenkins slotting over the conversion. This was probably the most euphoric moment (and there have been a few) in Welsh Rugby History. The collection includes the official match programme, official match used ticket, a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley plus a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme and ticket are original.

Ref: wammcl.waen99.gp4.prtkdv.+COA - £29.95 

 

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WALES v ARGENTINA 5th June 1999 - PROGRAMME & DVD SET

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s. A pasting for Wales looked on the cards as Argentine romped into a 23-0 lead but a crucial try by Dafydd James just before half time kept Wales hopes alive. Wales went on to triumph 36-26 which was the biggest come back in Test Series history, an amazing game with Neil Jenkins scoring 18 points, Wales went on to become the first Northern Hemisphere team to win a Test Series in Argentina. The collection includes the official match programme, and a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley. The programme is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that it is original and official.

Ref: wammcl.arwa99-1T-gp3.prdv.+COA - £10.00 

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WALES v SOUTH AFRICA 1999 Programme & DVD set

A set of three items relating to Wales' first (and only) victory over South Africa. In the first match at the Millennium Stadium Wales defeated the World Champion Springboks 29-19. The set comprises of an original official match programme, a 60 page publication including Arms Park history, other articles, players pictures and profiles. This programme was a sell out on the day and with a limited number printed due to crowd restrictions (36,000) this is a definite rarity. The programme is accompanied by a DVD, 'Wales - Six of the Best - The Nineties' containing highlights of this great victory. The set is completed by a COA guaranteeing that the programme is an original printing as sold on the day at the Millennium Stadium.

Ref: wammcl.wasa99.gp3.prdv-6.best.90s.+COA - £27.50

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WALES v SOUTH AFRICA 1999 Programme & DVD set

A set of three items relating to Wales' first (and only) victory over South Africa. In the first match at the Millennium Stadium Wales defeated the World Champion Springboks 29-19. The set comprises of an original official match programme, a 60 page publication including Arms Park history, other articles, players pictures and profiles. This programme was a sell out on the day and with a limited number printed due to crowd restrictions (36,000) this is a definite rarity. The programme is accompanied by a DVD, 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' the official Welsh Rugby Union, Wales v South Africa history containing highlights of this great victory. The set is completed by a COA guaranteeing that the programme is an original printing as sold on the day at the Millennium Stadium.

Ref: wammcl.wasa99.gp3.dv-blood.sweat.tears - £29.00

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WALES v FRANCE 17th March 2001 - PROGRAMME & DVD SET

A collection of  items relating to one of Wales' greatest victories of the 2000s. Wales repeated their 1999 astonishing victory with another against France in Paris. That match was probably one of Neil Jenkins best and took him past 1,000 points altogether for Wales! Rob Howley's sensational try will be remembered as one of Wales' great tries. The collection includes the official match programme and a DVD of Wales' greatest victories of the 1990s including highlights of the match and an interview with Rob Howley, plus a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the programme is official and original.

Ref: wammcl.frwa01.gp3.prdv.+COA - £15.00 

 

 

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Official match programme in excellent condition, 84 pages of team information, articles and stats, front cover photo of Neil Jenkins. 

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23.jpg (105894 bytes) "Perfect Day" - Wales on Sunday 16 page Wembley post-match souvenir. Front page photo of Graham Henry & Steve Black in a passionate embrace !!!!!

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wv_0275.jpg (99321 bytes) Graham Henry original artwork. This A3 size caricature by Paul Morgan is of Graham Henry sitting on a throne with the caption "King Henry". We believe it was commissioned for a publication but are not sure whether or not is was used. After victories against France, England & South Africa in 1999 Graham Henry was hailed as the saviour of Welsh rugby. Ideal for framing. 

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The Greatest Matches  

WALES v SOUTH AFRICA - MILLENNIUM STADIUM - 26th June 1999

13 was a lucky number for Wales in this midsummer meeting to open the not quite finished new stadium. 27,500 people watched as at the 13th attempt, Wales finally laid the South African bogey to rest. For 93 years each attempt had been dashed, then up stepped No 13 Mark Taylor to score the first try against the World Champions at the Millennium Stadium. Neil Jenkins orchestrated the victory with a total of 19 points, Taylor and Gareth Thomas scored tries to add another top scalp to the belt of coach Graham Henry. 

Wales 29 - South Africa 19

 

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WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - 90's (DVD)


WELSH RUGBY'S SIX OF THE BEST - THE NINETIES
Rob Howley selects Wales' six best games of the nineties - some incredible victories from the famous Ieuan Evans inspired 10-9 victory over England in '93 to the bonus game, Wales' fantastic 43-35 victory over France from the Stade de France in 2001. The matches contained on this DVD are as follows v England 1993, France 1994, France, England & Argentina 1st and 2nd test 1999, France 2001

6th February 1993 - Wales 10 - England 9
19th February 1994 - Wales 24 - France 15
6th March 1999 - France 33 - Wales 34
11th April 1999 - Wales 32 - England 31
5th June 1999 - Argentina 26 - Wales 36
26th June 1999 - Wales 29 - Argentina 19
17th March 2001 - France 35 - Wales 43

Special Features: Interview with Rob Howley.

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Classification: E - Running Time: 110 mins

THIS DVD IS IN STOCK

condition - new & sealed 

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CARDIFF ARMS PARK

THE HISTORY

Taffs Acre.jpg (52135 bytes) " TAFF'S ACRE" - A history and celebration of Cardiff Arms Park"  edited by David Parry-Jones

The most comprehensive history of the world's most historic rugby ground, details of all the great matches played there, Wales v New Zealand1905 & 1935, Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1964 & 1973. Published in 1984 with chapters by JBG Thomas, Harry Bowcott, Wilf Wooller, Bleddyn Williams, John Billot, David Hayward, David Parry-Jones & Ray Williams, 198 pages. 

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jvn01.jpg (21388 bytes) "New Cardiff Arms Park", a special souvenir published by the Western Mail & Echo Ltd, a 24 page publication to celebrate the opening of the new North Stand in the Arms Park 1970. It has great historical articles including a history of the ground, great moments, article on Ken Jones, David Watkins memories, interview with Clive Rowlands, many photos, Cardiff against the touring teams, history of Wales v South Africa at the stadium, the All Blacks at the Arms Park, the Wallabies in Cardiff, Barbarians against touring sides. In excellent condition

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farewell-arms.jpg (54434 bytes) "A Farewell to Arms" - a 64 page brochure published by the Western Mail in association with the Welsh Rugby Union. A historical look at the Arms Park including an all-time Welsh XV chosen by John Billot and Graham Clutton. There is an excellent 'timeline', 15 of the best tries, coverage of the first 2 European Finals which were played there together with soccer, boxing, greyhound racing & Empire Games articles and photos. 

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Welsh Rugby Magazine September-October 1970, Cardiff Arms Park celebration issue. An collection of historical articles relating to Welsh ruby including Cardiff Arms Park Story, photos of all WRU Presidents, history of the laws and administrators, feature on all WRU secretaries, WRU Treasurers, all this plus regular features.

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History of the Cardiff Arms Park which appeared in Wales v South Africa programme, the opening match at the Millennium Stadium

CELEBRATIONS

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International 'Sport Aid' Sevens 1986. The official programme for this 'famine relief' rugby tournament held at Cardiff may 16/17 1986. Involves teams from New Zealand, Scotland, England, France, Australia, Ireland & Wales. New Zealand (captain David Kirk) ran out eventual winners 32-6 over an English side captained by Les Cusworth. the programme has been autographed by 14 Welsh internationals including Robert Norster, Mark Titley, Billy James, Adrian Hadley, Kevin Hopkins, Huw Richards & Clive Rowlands. 

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Wales v WRU Presidents XV 1984. Official programme to celebrate the completion of Cardiff Arms Park. The Presidents XV was captain by Rob Louw (South Africa). The 36 page programme contains historical articles and photographs of the stadium. 

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THE FINAL CURTAIN

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GREAT WELSH VICTORIES - Click on the match details to view information and memorabilia on these great Welsh wins

WALES 3 - NEW ZEALAND 0 - Cardiff Arms Park - 16th December 1905

ENGLAND 3 - WALES 7 - Twickenham - 21st January 1933

WALES 13 - NEW ZEALAND 8 - Cardiff Arms Park - 19th December 1953 

IRELAND 3  - WALES 6 - Ravenhill, Belfast - 11th March 1950

WALES 34 - ENGLAND 21 Cardiff Arms Park - 15th April 1967

WALES 30 - ENGLAND 9 - Cardiff Arms Park - 12th April 1969

SCOTLAND 18 - WALES 19 - Murrayfield - 6th February 1971

FRANCE 10 - WALES 25 - Paris - 18th January 1975

IRELAND 9 - WALES 34 - 21st February 1976

WALES 32 - ENGLAND 31 - WEMBLEY - 11th April 1999

WALES 29 - SOUTH AFRICA 19 - MILLENNIUM STADIUM - 26th June 1999

WALES 11 - ENGLAND 9 - MILLENIUM STADIUM - 5th February 2005

(We will periodically adding players to our 'greats victories & great players, please bear with us there are so many to choose from !)  

 

GREAT WELSH PLAYERS & PERSONALITIES

Phil Bennett  -  Max BoyceMervyn Davies - Gareth Edwards - Ieuan Evans - Arthur Gould - Carwyn James - Neil Jenkins  -  Barry John - Jack Matthews  -  Cliff Morgan  -  Dai Morris  -  Ray Williams  -  Bleddyn Williams  - Shane Williams

 

Phil Bennett(29 caps, 1st cap v France 1969, last cap v France 1978) - Captain of Wales and the 1977 Lions, Bennett stepped nicely into Barry John's boots to star for Wales in the 1970s Golden Era. In his last match for Wales, the 1978 Grand Slam decider against France, Bennett scored 2 tries to set the seal on what was a fantastic career wearing the scarlet shirt of Wales. 

 

Phil BENNETT

Wales & British Lions

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"Everywhere for Wales" - An Autobiography with Martyn Williams

Great Welsh fly half, captain of the 1977 Lions. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition 
1st Edition 1981 Pages   176 Ref: bkbiwa-pb1-xb - £12.00

 

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Ref: pragwafr67-yth-xb - £6.00

 

Max Boyce - (No  caps, 1 big leek) - The album 'Live at Treorchy' lauched Max Boyce as the great rugby entertainer of the 1970s, his song 'Hymns and Arias' reverberated around the Arms Park as the Welsh rugby public took Max, his stories and his songs to heart.

 

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BOOK - "I Was There" by Max Boyce

Poems, stories & songs from the Welsh Maestro, includes the words to Max Boyce's classics "The Outside half Factory", Asso Asso Yogoshi", "Hymns & Arias", "The Incredible Plan", "9 3". Lavishly illustrated with cartoons by Gren, this  book is a classic. If you are Welsh and this book is not in your library you do not want to spend another minute without it. A secondhand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.
1st Edition: 1979 Pages: 92 Ref: bkhu79-mb-xc - £25.00

   

 

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"Max Boyce in Session" - Max's first LP, recorded in 1971 at the Valley Folk Club in Pontardawe, catalogue no. MCT 207. This album includes those well loved songs "Duw it's hard" and "hymns and arias". The record sleeve notes correctly predict "It may well be that future years will find "Hymns and Arias" rolling a thunderous chorus across the terraced rugby grounds" 

Ref: PL31-ware-mb71 - £25.00

 

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"Caneuon Amrywiol" - Cambrian Recordings, Pontardawe 1971. 12", 33rpm gramaphone record. - This is Max's 2nd LP and is a selection of folk songs in Welsh with one of the songs called "Twicers". 

This LP cover is signed and dated 1999. 

Ref PL31-ware-mb71b - £45.00  

 

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"Live at Treorchy" EMI 1974 - Recorded at the Treorchy Rugby Club on 23rd November 1973 this is the album that launched Max Boyce as rugby's No1 entertainer. The songs/stories on this album are 9 - 3 (Llanelli v NZ 72), The Scottish Trip, The Ballard of Morgan the Moon, The Outside-Half Factory, Asso Asso Yogoshi, Duw it's Hard, Ten Thousand Instant Christians, Did You Understand, Hymns and Arias. 

LP with cover signed by Max

Ref: DPR-wareau-max73.treorchy - £30.00

LP - unsigned.

Ref: PL29-ware-mb73 - £10.00

 

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"We All Had Doctors Papers........"(EMI 1975, 12" 33rpm).........and they all said the same ! we all had Scarlet Fever and we caught it at the game, immortal words from Max. recorded live at Pontardulais Rugby Club. songs and stories on this album are: Sospan Fach, I am an Entertainer, I wandered Lonely, I Gave My Love a Debenture, Deck of Cards, Swansea Town, The Devil's Making Me, A'r Lan Y Mor, The Pontypool Front Row, Sospan Fach.  

LP with cover signed and dated (1999), 

Ref: PL31-wareau-mb99 - £25.00

LP - unsigned, 

Ref: PL29-ware-mb99 - £10.00

 

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"The Incredible Plan" EMI, 1976, 12" 33 rpm, recorded live at Bindles in Barry, South Wales, this LP starts with an extract of Bill McLaren's commentary from the Welsh victory at Murrayfield in 1971, other songs and stories on this LP are: The Divine Intervention, Ode to Barry Island, The Incredible Plan, The Gypsy, What Does She Know About Music, Morning Star, Bugail Aberdyfi, 100,000,000,000 Green Bottles, The French Trip, as always Max starts and finishes off his performances with Sospan Fach. 

LP cover signed by Max and dated (1999), 

Ref: PL31-ware-mb76au - £25.00 

LP - unsigned, 

Ref: PL29-ware-mb76 - £10.00

 

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"The Road and the Miles" EMI 1977, 12", 33rpm - This album saw a return to his folk singing roots for Max, the album contains 12 songs including 2 in the Welsh language. The album cover has been signed by Max and dated 1999 - 

Ref: PL31-ware-mb77au - £20.00

 

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"Not that I'm Biased", EMI 1979, 12" 33 rpm - recorded live in Cwmbran, this LP contains the following songs and stories, I think it's a spring onion, "one night in Oldham, When we walked to Merthyr Tydfil, Young Davy, Mae 'Nghariad in Fenws, El terrible, There but for Johnny Walters, I don't like cabbage, coats on the bed, how fast was Gerald Davies' Dad, Collier Lad, Ben Thomas and Mr Pocock, 

Ref: PL31-ware-mb79 - £15.00 

 

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"Me and Billy Williams" EMI 1980, 12", 33 rpm -  songs and stories on this album include: The Day We Lost to England, Paul Ringer's Song, Tarquin's Letter, Two Soldiers, Y Deryn Pur, Me and Billy Williams, Dowlais Top, Morgan and Rhys, The Oggie Song, Eli Jenkins's Prayer. The Album cover is signed by Max. 

Ref: PL31-ware-mb80 - £25.00 

 

 

Mervyn Davies - (38 caps, 1st cap v Scotland 1969, last cap v France 1976) - Mervyn Davies received 38 caps for Wales during the 1970s Golden Era. He was undoubtedly the best No 8 in the world at that time. He was a certainty to lead the 1977 Lions to New Zealand in 1977 but he suffered a brain haemorrhage while playing for Swansea during a cup semi-final at Cardiff which ended his career. An ever present in the tests during the 1971 & 1974 Lions tours, scoring 5 tries in the 1974 tour he wore a distinctive headband and was known as "Merve the Swerve".

Nothing available at present 

 

 

Gareth Edwards - (53 caps, 1st cap v France 1967, last cap v France 1978) - Voted regularly as the "Greatest Player Ever"  Edwards first made his debut as a 19 year old against France in 1967. He forged brilliant partnerships for Wales and the British Lions, firstly with Barry John then with Phil Bennett. He totalled 10 tests for the Lions and was ever present in the test series of the 1971 and 1974 tours. He also played in every game of the 1971, 1976 & 1978 Welsh Grand Slams. His final appearance was the 1978 Grand Slam decider against France in Cardiff where he dropped a goal. A brilliant all round sportsman he had a Welsh Trial at soccer, won the English Schools 200 yds hurdles title and has represented Wales at angling. 

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Wales & British Lions

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"Gareth" An Autobiography, 
Often voted the greatest rugby player of all time, this Welsh scrum half. Edwards was a powerhouse and unstoppable from the base of the scrum, a member of the all conquering 1971 and 1974 British Lions and who can forget that try against the All Blacks for the Barbarians. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition

Published in 1978

Pages 176 Ref: bkbiwa-ge1-xb - £12.00

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Wales and British Lions

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"Gareth Edwards' most memorable matches" published by Stanley Paul, 
Covers most of Edwards' career with particular emphasis on his appearances for Wales. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition 
1st Edition 1984 Pages 109 Ref: bkbiwa-ge-mem-xb - £9.00

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Wales & British Lions

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"Gareth Edwards - The Autobiography"
Still voted the greatest player of all time. A second-hand hardback with a d/w in excellent condition
1st Edition 1999 Pages 282 Ref: TC4-bkbiwa-ge2-xb -  £12.00

 

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Rugby World & Post Tribute to Gareth Edwards. - A double page colour poster titled "The Master" is accompanied by a 5 page article by Ian Wooldridge. The are also 2 pages of photos from Wales' Triple Triple Crown. 

Ref: mgbr-rw78-04-xb - £8.00

 

Ieuan Evans - (72 caps, 1st cap v France 1987, last cap v Italy 1998) - Ieuan scored 33 tries for Wales in a glittering career that also saw him captain Wales to the last Five Nations Championship in 1994. he toured with the British Lions on three occasions, two of his finest moments are when he pounced on Campo's wild pass to score a crucial try in the 1989 3rd Test against Australia and when he out sprinted Rory Underwood to touch down for that great try against England in 1993.

 

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A match programme for Ieuan Evan's testimonial game at Stradey Park in 1995. His British Isles XV took on an International Select XV including Jonah Lomu, Jason Little, Sean Fitzpatrick & Olivier Roumat. The programme is accompanied by a match ticket (the newspaper match report is not included)

Ref: DPR-wapygp2-evans.ieuan - £5.00

 

ARTHUR ‘MONKEY’ GOULD PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

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Arthur Gould was Welsh rugby's first super star. He was the man who put Wales on the rugby map. When he began playing for Wales in 1885, it was only her 8th international and only two wins had been recorded. When he finally retired from international rugby in 1897, Wales had won her first Triple Crown; Welsh clubs were regularly beating English, Scottish and Irish opponents; and the players who were to usher in the first Golden Era were starting to take their place in the national XV.

Gwyn Nicholls summed up his contribution: 'Chief credit for the perfection of Welsh tactics (in the first Golden Era) can be almost entirely ascribed to Gould. This classic portrait of Gould has a facsimile autograph added.  
Un-framed - size 41cm x 31cm (16" x 12")

Ref: plptwapy-ag1885-xc - £45.00

  

  

Framed - Total size including frame 51cm x 63cm (25" x 20")

Ref: ZG01-fmplptwapy-ag1885-xc - £95.00

  

 

Ray Gravell 1951 - 2007 - (23 caps, 1st cap v France 1975, last cap v Scotland 1982) - A passionate Welshman who was the youngest player when the Scarlets toppled the mighty All Blacks in 1972. Grav was a member of the great Welsh side of the 1970s and toured South Africa in 1980 with the British Lions. Post rugby he was became a well known and well loved broadcaster with the BBC.  

 

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Scarlets v London Wasps European Cup 17th November 2007 with Grav on the front cover & Order of Service booklet for Grav's memorial service at Stradey Park.   

Ref: PC24-wammwapy-r.grav-gp2 - £9.00

 

Carwyn James - (2 caps, 1st cap v Australia 1958, last cap v France 1958) - Carwyn played outside half in 2 matches but his greatest contribution to Welsh & British rugby was in his role as coach. A great thinker, Carwyn plotted the downfall of the mighty All Blacks for the Lions in 1971 and then for his club Llanelli in 1972.  

 

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Wales v England schools 1948 official programme. Carwyn captains Wales in this secondary schools international played at the Gnoll, Neath. Alongside Carwyn at full back is future British Lion Lewis Jones, Welsh centre Trevor Brewer and Italian coach Roy Bish. - 

Ref: F65-2-prwaensh48 - £19.00 

 

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Carwyn James XV v Barry John XV, Cardiff Arms Park 26th April 1972. The official match programme for Barry John's last match. The match was in aid of the Urdd (Welsh Youth movement), the majority of the Carwyn James XV was made up of 1971 Lions while the Welsh team included most of the 1971 Grand Slam side.  

Ref: prspwa19720426xc - £15.00

 

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Carwyn James International XV v The Valleys, a match played at Penygraig to celebrate the "Year of the Valleys" between a Carwyn James XV bristling with talent, Duckham and Gerald Davies on the wings,  Edwards and Bennett at halfback, Mighty Mouse McLaughlan, Brown and Windsor in the pack against the Valleys team captained by Terry Cobner, not quite as strong but with several first class players involved, Hefin Jenkins, Roy Thomas & Ray Gravelle from Llanelli, barry Clegg, Swansea, Martyn Davies from Neath and Colin Bolderson of Pontypridd. A 20 page programme including photos from internationals and articles by John Billot, Dai Hayward and others. This copy has a slight crease - 

Ref: prspwa19740930-xb - £10.00

 

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history of rugby from 1823 onwards - written to accompany the BBC series "The World of Rugby", a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition. SIGNED BY CARWYN JAMES
1st Edition: 1979 Pages: 288 Ref: aubkhimo79-jr -  £25.00

 

Barry John - (25 caps, 1st cap v Australia 1966, last cap v France 1972) - Known as the 'King' after the 1971 Lions tour of New Zealand Barry John was one of the greatest Welsh players of the modern era. Possessing marvellous balance to his running he mesmerised opponents and thrilled spectators. He played 25 times for Wales during the period 1966 - 1972.

 

Barry JOHN

Wales & British Lions

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"The Barry John Story - An Autobiography"
Gifted fly half, known as the "King" his brilliance reigned supreme during the 1971 Lions tour of New Zealand, a second-hand hardback with d/w, in excellent condition
Published in 1974 Pages 190 Ref: bkbiwa-bj1-xb - £16.00 

 

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Carwyn James XV v Barry John XV, Cardiff Arms Park 26th April 1972. The official match programme for Barry John's last match. The match was in aid of the Urdd (Welsh Youth movement), the majority of the Carwyn James XV was made up of 1971 Lions while the Welsh team included most of the 1971 Grand Slam side.  

Ref: prspwa19720426xc - £15.00

 

 

B-01.jpg (51879 bytes) 1979 - Barry John's World of Rugby 2. - a look at rugby in 1979, Wales fourth consecutive Triple Crown, results and stats of Five Nations Tournament, includes articles by John Taylor, Gareth Edwards, Bob Hiller, Gerald Davies & Terry McLean, published in hardback with dustwrapper, signed by Barry John - 

Ref: aubkanwa-bj79 - £15.00

 

DR JACK MATTHEWS OBE - BOOK COLLECTION

Dr Jack Matthews is one of Wales' great sporting characters. he was capped 17 times for Wales (1947 - 1951) and 6 times for the British Lions (1950). His centre partnership with the legendary Bleddyn Williams for Cardiff, Wales and the British Lions is regarded as one of the greatest ever and his crash tackling earned him the nickname of 'Iron Man'. We have a selection of books, from the Dr Jack Matthews collection, mostly relating to Welsh rugby, each comes with an accompanying certificate of authenticity. To view the Dr Jack Matthews book collection please.................

CLICK HERE

 

Cliff Morgan - (29 caps, 1st cap v Ireland 1951, last cap v France 1958) - One of Wales' great fly halves and the voice of rugby, who will ever forget how he described the Barbarians try in 1973 against the All Blacks. Played for Wales during the last victory over the All Blacks and voted in as one of five Welshmen in the inauguaral 'Rugby - Hall of Fame'. Clifford Isaac Morgan was a member of the great 1955 Lions side that toured South Africa. He scored a try in the first test and captained the team in the 3rd. 

 

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Cliff Morgan Signed caricature. This is the introduction to John Ireland's rugby book "Rugby Caricatures" mounted. A caricature of Cliff and a lovely story from his days living in Wales about Cliff Davies (Cardiff, Wales & 1950 Lions). Cliff Morgan has signed next to his caricature, see illustration, the total size including the mount is 45 x 32cm

Ref: PL29-waaupn-morgan.cliff - £24.95

 

 

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Welsh Secondary Schools v English Public & Secondary Schools 1949 - official match programme in which Cliff Morgan (Tonyrefail G.S.) appeared for the Welsh Schools team. Playing alongside Cliff were future Wales and 1955 British Lions team mates Bryn Meredith and Russell Robins, the programme has been folded,  

Ref: F65-16-prwaensh49 - £25.00 

 

 

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DAI MORRIS, NEATH & WALES SIGNED PRINT - A caricature of the legendary Rhigos, Neath & Wales player Dai 'the Shadow' Morris in Welsh kit signed by this great player. This print is from John Ireland's 1991 'Rugby Characters' collection, it is mounted, ready for framing, total size 16" x 12" (41cm x 31cm). The print is accompanied by a COA guaranteeing that the autograph is authentic and original. 

Ref: aumipt.acpywa-morris.dai-xb - £45.00   

 

Bleddyn Williams - (22 caps, 1st cap v England 1947, last cap v England 1955) - 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 he led the 1950 British Lions on their tour of Australia & NZ. He was an elusive runner and scored 7 tries for Wales including one against the 1951 Springboks.

 

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Ref: prspwa19550928 - £16.00

 

 

JPR Williams - (55 caps, 1st cap v Scotland 1969, last cap v Scotland 1981) - Where do you begin when you try to write about JPR, those three initials together conjour up visions of a blood splattered player giving his all. Whether scoring tries against England, dropping goals to clinch a Lions Test series or crunching French wingers into touch to save the grand slam, if you had to use one word to sum up 'JPR' it would be .................'hero'

 

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Welsh Secondary Schools v English Schools (at Cardiff Arms Park) 1967. JPR at full back, JJ on the wing this time, Keith Hughes & Allan Martin are all future internationals in the Welsh team. Tony Neary, Keith Fielding & Roger Shackleton are in opposition. 

Ref: F65-18-prwaensh67 - £16.00

 

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RAY WILLIAMS OBE - BOOK COLLECTION

Ray Williams is best known as the first coaching organiser of the Welsh Rugby Union, his ideas and systems helped the Welsh team dominate northern hemisphere rugby during the 1970s. His innovative and inspirational approach to the game of rugby football helped set up a coaching revolution in world rugby. He is credited with setting setting a squad system in Wales in the late 1960s, which has since been implemented worldwide. Appointed Welsh Rugby Union Centenary Officer for the season 1980-1 he then succeeded the long serving Bill Clement as secretary of the Welsh Rugby Union. A post he served in until 1988. We have a selection of books, from the Ray Williams collection, each comes with an accompanying certificate of authenticity. To view the Ray Williams book collection please.................

CLICK HERE

  

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IRB PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008 - SHANE WILLIAMS

The IRB player of the year 2008 is the wonderful waltzing Shane Williams. the most elusive and exciting wing in World Rugby. This is a much deserved award for the man who has now scored a record 43 tries for Wales. We have available the following 6 programmes signed to the front cover by Shane, each comes with a certificate guaranteeing the authenticity of the autograph. 

   

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England v Wales 2006

Ref: TC2-auprenwa06 - £29.00

France v Wales 2007


SOLD

Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 23 Dec 2006 

Ref: TC2-auprwapv-cd - £19.00

Ospreys v Ulster
21 Jan 2005


SOLD

Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 13 Oct 2006

 

SOLD

 

 

WELSH CLUBS & REGIONS MEMORABILIA

 BRIDGEND  -  CARDIFF  -  EBBW VALE  -  LLANELLI  -  LONDON WELSH  -  MAESTEG  -  NEATH  -  NEWPORT  -  OSPREYS  -  SCARLETS  -  SWANSEA

BRIDGEND

81.jpg (910426 bytes) 76.jpg (734686 bytes) BRIDGEND RFC CENTENARY 1978 COLLECTION - A collection of 14 items relating to Bridgend RFC and in particular the centenary season 1978-79. The items in this collection are as follows:
  • Bridgend RFC Presentation plaque
  • Bridgend RFC Centenary pennant
  • Bridgend RFC Centenary table napkin holders, a pair believed to be from the centenary dinner
  • Bridgend RFC Centenary Gala 104 page booklet
  • 2 UBM Wales Annual Dinner cards with Bridgend RFC Gren related cartoon to the front cover
  • Bridgend RFC Centenary Gala facsimile autographs A3 size poster
  • 2 colour photocopied caricatures by Gilzean of Steve Fenwick & JPR Williams in their Welsh kit.
  • 2 complete newspaper rugby supplements and several various full page newspaper clippings relating to Bridgend cup final appearances 1979 & 1980 & Bridgend v New Zealand 1978.  

Ref: PL18-wacb-bri-cncl.14 - £59.00  

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Ref: aublwacb-bd-trmb - £25.00

 

 

CARDIFF

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CARDIFF v NEW ZEALAND 1953 GRAMAPHONE RECORD WITH SIGNED COVER - A BBC Recorded Library gramaphone record (believed to be 78 rpm) featuring commentary from Cardiff's wonderful victory over the All Blacks. The 'Front' side contains commentary by Winstan McCarthy 1'45" & 2'15", the 'Back' side has McCarthy 1'47" & GV Wynne Jones 2'43". The sleeve and record are in good condition, the front side of the sleeve has been signed by 13 members of the Cardiff team, back room staff and committee including players Stan Bowes, Rex Willis, John Evans, Eddie Thomas, Billy Cleaver, Derek Williams, Gwyn Rowlands, John Nelson & try scorer Sid Judd.  

Ref: EB01-mmre.1953.trnz-cardiff-au13-xb - £195.00

 

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Cardiff 1999/2000 Championship season set of programmes

An A4 folder containing a full set of Cardiff programmes for the 1999/2000 season. This was the first season of the new Welsh/Scottish League where Cardiff became the first ever champions. This league eventually evolved to become the current Magners League. The set of programmes include 2 friendly matches against Bristol and Llanelli, all Welsh Cup and Heineken Cup match programmes including Montferrand and Treviso away and all League fixtures. Please see the fixture chart illustration for more information on the programmes in this collection.       

Ref: MC225-prstwacb-cd99/00 - £95.00

 

 

CARDIFF RFC - HALL OF FAME

In 1999 Cardiff RFC opened their 'Hall of Fame' with 15 of their greatest players. A brochure was published and available to those attending the dinner organised to launch the Hall of Fame. The artist Jeff Giggs was commissioned to produce caricatures of the 15 players. We are pleased to be able to offer the A4 size original artwork for the majority of caricatures, most are signed by the player and artist.  

  

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Hall of Fame brochure front cover - Bleddyn Williams and Gareth Davies pages - the artist meeting Gareth Edwards at the dinner

 

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Howard Norris - original artwork signed by Giggs & Norris. 

Ref: F19-04-avwacb-cd - £75.00 

Alan Phillips - original artwork signed by Giggs & Phillips. 

Ref: F19-05-avwacb-cd - £50.00

Alun Priday - original artwork signed by Giggs & Priday. 

Ref: F19-07-avwacb-cd - £75.00

Jack Matthews - original artwork signed by Giggs & Matthews. 

Ref: F19-09-avwacb-cd - £75.00

Bleddyn Williams - original artwork signed by Giggs & Williams. 

Ref: F19-11-avwacb-cd - £95.00

Gareth Griffiths - original artwork signed by Giggs only 

Ref: F19-13-avwacb-cd - £45.00

 
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Cliff Morgan - original artwork signed by Giggs only 

Ref: F19-18-avwacb-cd - £50.00

John Nelson - original artwork signed by Giggs & Nelson 

Ref: F19-17-avwacb-cd - £75.00

Robert Norster - original artwork signed by Giggs & Norster. 

Ref: F19-19-avwacb-cd - £65.00

Rex Willis - original artwork signed by Giggs & Willis. 

Ref: F19-21-avwacb-cd - £75.00

Lloyd Williams - original artwork signed by Giggs & Williams. 

Ref: F19-23-avwacb-cd - £75.00 

Maurice Richards - original artwork signed by Giggs only 

Ref: F19-25-avwacb-cd - £35.00

 
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John Scott - original artwork signed by Giggs only. 

Ref: F19-26-avwacb-cd - £35.00

Mike Rayer - original artwork signed by Giggs only. 

Ref: F19-27-avwacb-cd - £35.00

Terry Holmes - colour laser copy, unsigned. 

Ref: F19-28 wacbcd - £5.00

Gareth Davies - colour laser copy, unsigned. 

 

SOLD

Frame - If you would like your caricature framed, please add £25.00 to the cost of the caricature

Ref: fmavwacb-cd-giggs - £25.00

COA - Compliment the caricature with a Certificate of Authenticy

Ref: COA-avwacb-cd-giggs - £2.50

 

cd9.jpg (41421 bytes) cd9b.jpg (28659 bytes) Cardiff "Hall of Fame" 2001, 2nd induction dinner booklet and menu. held at the Hilton Hotel on 27th september 2001 this 12 page booklet includes career information on the new inductees. the five new members in the Hall of Fame are Gwyn Nicholls, Gareth Griffiths, Maurice Richards, John Scott and Mike Rayer. Each player is illustrated with a caricature by Jeff Giggs. 

Ref: blwacb-cd01 - £8.00  

 

 

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Cardiff v New Zealand 1953 official match programme. A great 8 - 3 victory for the Cardiff club over Bob Stuart's All Blacks. The programme has a very slight crease otherwise it is in very good condition. A glorious day for the club. 

Ref: prtrnz53cd-xb - £35.00

 

 

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CARDIFF v BRITISH LIONS 1951 official match programme. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Cardiff RFC a match was played against the 1950 Lions at Cardiff Arms Park. This 40 page programme is packed with great articles. It contains messages from unions and clubs around the world,  photos and biographies of famous Cardiff players and teams, articles by Cardiff officials, statistics of 1950 Lions, a brief history of the club, lists of club captains and international players, an article on the club museum, photos, a much sought after publication worthy of this great occasion. In good condition with corner folds to the front cover.  

Ref: prspwa19510922xc - £25.00

 

 

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Ref: F19-46-dmauwacb-cd46 - £85.00

 

 

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Cardiff v Penarth 10th September 1921 programme. official match programme, there looks to be 4 pages missing between the front cover and team line ups on the centre pages. Heavily creased with some tape repairs, the spine is worn. This programme is not in the best of condition, nevertheless it is a rarity. 

Ref: F65-24-prwacb-cd - £25.00

 

 

24.jpg (39268 bytes) Cardiff v Rest of Wales XV 4th May 1946. Official programme for this post war charity match played on behalf of the Old Pontypriddians Association. the Cardiff team was captained by Dr Jack and included 12 internationals in the team. 

Ref: prspwa19460504-cd - £30.00

 

 

C(pa)vC(pr)-1937.jpg (49426 bytes) Cardiff Past v Cardiff Present 28/4/1937 - official programme for this fixture involving some of the great names of Cardiff Rugby. Internationals include past team - Tom Wallace, Arthur Cornish, Graham Jones, Harry Bowcott, WJ Delahay, R Barrell, Jim Burns, Present team - Arthur Bassett, Wilf Wooller, Cliff Jones, Harry Rees, Eddie Watkins. There is a slight crease down the centre otherwise this programme is in excellent condition. 

Ref: F78-42-prwacb-cd - £85.00

 

 

cd2.jpg (37894 bytes) Cullompton v Cardiff Supporters 21st April 1930. The Cardiff Supporters team on tour, this is a single sheet, the programme is creased. This seems to be a regular side, notes in the Exmouth programme state that the 'Supporters' team took Barnstaple's 3 year ground rexord in the previous season. 

Ref: F65-27-prwacb-cd - £25.00

 

 

cd3.jpg (65550 bytes) Exmouth v Cardiff Supporters 19th April 1930. A 4 page fold over programme which has been folded, some wear to the creases.

F65-28-prwacb-cd - £30.00 

 

 

cd5.jpg (47266 bytes) Cardiff v Rest of Wales 28th April 1949, official programme for the Gwyn Nicholls Memorial Fund. The fund was set up to purchase memorial gates. Gwyn Nicholls was one of the greatest Welsh players, he appeared 24 times for Wales during the first golden era. Including captaining the national team to the victory over the All Blacks in 1905. The programme is 8 pages and includes a biographies of Nicholls and Captain Geoffrey Crawshay. In excellent condition. 

Ref: prspwa19490428xb - £25.00  

 

 

cd6.jpg (41442 bytes) Cardiff v Overseas International XV, 25th September 1976. A special match arranged to celebrate the Cardiff RFC Centenary.  The Oveseas XV is a true selection of international stars, All Blacks, Bryan Williams, Bill Osbourne, Billy Bush were joined by players from 9 other countries including the French half back pairing of Romeau & Fouroux. The side was captained by Garrick Fay of Australia. The 32 page programme is packed full of historical information including match reports of Cardiff's victories over the major touring teams, up until this point Cardiff had a record of 5 wins against the Wallabies none. 

Ref; prspwa19760925xb -  £8.00

 

 

cd10.jpg (47355 bytes) Cardiff v Newport - 12th November 1960. This programme has been autographed by welsh film star Stanley Baker (star of 'Zulu') and 6 Cardiff players including Welsh internationals Gordon Wells, Lloyd Williams, Harry Morgan & Kingsley Jones 

Ref: F65-31-auprwacb-cd - £40.00  

 

cd11.jpg (29370 bytes) Centenary Dinner - a 4 page menu card for the Centenary dinner held at City Hall on 25th September 1976. - 

Ref: B100-dmwacb-cd-cn - £12.00

 

 

CARDIFF RFC official team photographs, each photo is framed and glazed with player named underneath.  

57.jpg (83914 bytes) 1948-49 - 43cm x 35cm, good condition

Ref:  ZN15-phwacb-cd48-49 - £50.00

 

47.jpg (118359 bytes) 1950-51 - 41cm x 38cm, good condition

Ref:  ZN14-phwacb-cd50-51 - £50.00 

 

46.jpg (137407 bytes) 1960-61  -  41cm x 31cm, good condition

Ref:  ZN14-phwacb-cd60-61 - £45.00

 

 

Pr -cd v Nantes vets 52.jpg (44933 bytes) CARDIFF veterans v NANTES 1952 - official programme for this challenge match billed as the "Veterans Rugby Championship of the World"  The Cardiff side contains Wilf Wooller, Billy Cleaver & Les Spence. The programme is creased. 

Ref: prspwa19520926xb -  £15.00

 

 

Pr - Nantes v Cd 1949.jpg (35075 bytes) NANTES v CARDIFF match programme 31/12/49. Official programme for the annual encounter between the two teams, 8 pages, lacking staples and showing signs of wear. 

Ref: F19-48-prwacbcd -  £25.00

 

 

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CARDIFF v SOUTH AFRICA 1931 - official match programme for this tour fixture played at Cardiff Arms Park. The programme has some slight creasing otherwise it is in excellent condition. 

Ref: F19-30-prtrsa31-cd -  £95.00

 

 

PR - Auto Cd v Bbs 72.jpg (68248 bytes) CARDIFF v BARBARIANS 1972 autographed programme. Signed by 21 players throughout the programme. Includes Alan Old, Tony Neary, Lewis Dick, Geoff Evans, Allan Martin, John Spencer, Roy Mathias, Rodger Arneil, Arthur Lewis and the late great Gordon Brown. 

Ref: bbaupr.wacb-cardiff.1972-augp.21.xb - £40.00  

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE - CARDIFF RFC CENTENARY SPECIAL ISSUE (August) 1976 - 38 page issue of this long running magazine dedicated to Cardiff, includes a club history and focuses on various aspects of the Cardiff club. 

Ref: mgwa-wr76-08xb -  £8.00

 

 

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Cardiff v British Isles International XV 3rd October 1967. This is a memorial match for the much loved Cardiff prop forward Cliff Davies. A 1950 British Lion he was capped 16 times for Wales. The programme includes an appreciation of Davies by the manager of the 1950 tour Surgeon Rear-Admiral L.B. Osborne and JBG Thomas. 12 pages, in excellent condition. 

Ref: prspwa19671003xb - £15.00  

 

 

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An art book/journal that belonged to the daughter of Percy Bush (Cardiff & Wales 1905+, 1904 British Lions) There are over 100 drawings in this book which date from the early 1930s , Some are ladies fashions, many are of the places she visited and the ships travelled on, there are several portraits and illustrations copied from magazines etc. The vast majority are in pencil with one or two watercolours and ink. The only two rugby related drawings we can find are a profile of Percy Bush and 'the chairs play rugger in Hyde Park', the latter is possibly copied from a magazine. 

Ref: PC31-bkav-pbd - £85.00

 

GLAMORGAN WANDERERS

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A collection of 51 Glamorgan Wanderers member's & season tickets that belonged to the former president of the club and the Welsh Rugby Union Sir Tasker Watkins VC., B.E., P.C., D.L., dating from the first post war season1946/7 to 2006/07. The tickets chronicle the rise of this great man through the club offices from 2nd XV captain in 1947/8 to his chairmanship until 1968/9, then presidency until his passing. this is a fantastic archive of club material that are linked to one of the clubs greatest members. Also included is a pre-war book of club rules and an 8 page booklet/programme for Hubert Johnson's Cardiff XV v Glamorgan Wanderers match to celebrate the opening of the Memorial Ground on 29th April 1952 

Ref: MC082-wacb-gw-ftcdgp53 - £85.00  

 

 

 

LLANELLI

19.jpg (107532 bytes) 9-3 - The official match programme for the great 9 - 3 victory over the All Blacks in 1972, a 54 page magazine type programme which includes photos and biographies of the players plus historical photos and articles. This programme has a light corner fold to the front cover, overall the condition is very good. 

Ref: prtrnz.1972-llanelli-xb - £65.00

 

LLANELLI 1888-89 PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

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Llanelli 1888-89 end of season photo. This is the season in which Llanelli became the first Welsh club or international team ever to defeat a touring side. They beat the 1888 New Zealand Maoris by a drop goal to nil. This excerpt is from John Billot's book 'The All Blacks in Wales' published in 1972 

"Then came, the only score of the match. Tom Morgan, in the centre, punted over the visitors' line and they were compelled to minor. From their drop-out, centre Harry Bowen, who had played four times for Wales as a full back, gathered near the halfway flag and dropped his magnificent goal, worth three tries in those days. Percy Lloyd, later to be capped on the wing, made a thrilling sprint into the Maoris' 25 and at half time Llanelli led by a dropped goal and three minors to nil."

The players and club officials featured in this print are as follows. DH Bowen, T Jones, DJ Daniel, DS Griffiths, J Rees, S Thomas, W Thomas, G Henry, CS Anthony, F Spencer, D jones, Gitto Griffiths, DPM Lloyd, W Wilkins, LB Williams, T Morgan, EJ Roberts, & DS Richards

 

Un-framed - size 61cm x 51cm (24" x 20")

Ref: PE2-plptwatm-ll.1888-xc - £75.00

  

  

Total size including frame 68cm x 56cm. (27" x 22") 

Ref: ZG01-fmplptwacb-ll88xb - £95.00

  

 

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BLEDDYN WILLIAMS XV v SOUTH WALES XV 28th March 1950 - Albert Jenkins Benefit Match , Bleddyn Williams XV v South Wales (Aberavon, Neath, Swansea & Llanelli combined).  Official programme for this match played at Stradey Park to raise funds for Albert Jenkins'in his time of sickness'. Albert Jenkins played 14 times for Wales and was a regular player foir the Scarlets. The programme includes photographs of Jenkins and a three page tribute to his career. An 8 page programme in good condition, it has slight a slight crease across the centre. 

Ref: prspwa19500328 - £35.00  

 

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LLANELLI v OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE XV - Souvenir (official) programme for the opening of the new grandstand at Stradey Park, an 8 page programme. the Oxford/Cambridge side was captained by Onllwyn Brace, in good condition. 

Ref: prspwa19570401 - £15.00

 

 

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Llanelli v Neath 14th March 1973 WRU Cup semi-final programme & ticket group  - the ticket is complete in very good condition while the programme has a slight crease but overall is in very good condition. These items are from Llanelli's first cup winning run, they defeated Neath 6-3 in this semi-final at St Helen's, a reversal of the previous year's final.  

Ref: PB1-mmgpwasj73-ll-xb - £39.00

 

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The SCARLETS first ever home match programme v Newcastle Falcons 29th August 2003. The first home game ever saw the new Llanelli regional side the SCARLETS  hastily produce an A4 fold over photocopied programme. This is the original programme as issued by the club.

Ref: B203-prwapv-sc20030829 - £3.50

 

 

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Llanelli RFC Centenary collection - A collection of 6 items relating to the Llanelli RFC centenary year 1972-3. 

1. Invitation to the Inauguaral Dinner of the Centenary Year Development Fund. 

2. Menu for the Inaugural Dinner of the Centenary Year Development Fund. 

3. Letter of thanks and receipt for a donation to the Centenary Year Development Fund. letter signed by 'Les' (Les Morris, appeals organiser)

4. Centenary Banquet menu with ribbon - a 4 page printed menu inside card covers. 

5. Centenary banquet Guest List - 12 pages

6. Centenary Banquet cigar box (empty) presented 'with the compliments of John Player & Sons.

7. Welsh Rugby magazine July 1972 - Scarlets 100 Years feature included. 

Ref: PC27-gpwacbcn-ll - £29.00 

 

72-07.jpg (51364 bytes) Welsh Rugby magazine July 1972, Scarlets Centenary issue - includes a lengthy article on the history of the Scarlets. 

Ref: mgwa-wr72-07xb - £8.00

 

 

LLANELLI SCARLETS 1995 CALENDAR 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Paul Morgan for the 1995 Llanelli RFC calendar, A3 size (approx 42cm x 20cm, 16 x 12) caricatures of players.  Each illustration is sold together with the illustrated player’s autograph and a copy of the calendar, The caricature is ideal for framing.

 

Qunnell.jpg (41474 bytes) Scott Quinnell 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.quinnell-xb - £35.00

 

Copsey.jpg (39528 bytes) Tony Copsey 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.copsey-xb - £30.00

 

c-stephens.jpg (52449 bytes) Colin Stephens 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.stephens-xb - £30.00

 

Lamerton.jpg (25274 bytes) Andrew Lamerton 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.lamerton-xb - £30.00

 

Proctor.jpg (23757 bytes) Wayne Proctor 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.proctor-xb - £30.00

 

Boobyer.jpg (37283 bytes) Neil Boobyer 

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel.boobyer-xb - £30.00

 

team.jpg (60556 bytes) team2.jpg (91559 bytes) Front cover with all players seated in front of stand, together with autographs of Rupert Moon, Phil, Nigel & Simon Davies

Ref: PL29-avcf.wacb-lel-tm-xb - £50.00

 

 

LONDON WELSH

L Welsh Jubilee photo.jpg (35503 bytes) London Welsh Jubilee Dinner 4th April 1936, official group photo of all attending dinner at the Monico Restaurant in London by Rawood Photographers. In printed folder, total size 19" X 11". 

Ref: ZN14-15-phwacb-lw36  -  £95.00

 

 

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NEWPORT RUGBY PROGRAMMES & MEMORABILIA
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SWANSEA

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Haydn Tanner's XV v South Wales XV 31st March 1949. - A match played for the benefit of ex Whites hooker Howard Jones. Tanners XV is made up mostly of Cardiff players while the South Wales XV is a combination of Swansea, Llanelli, Neath and Aberavon players.   

Ref: F65-34-prspwacb-sw49 - £20.00

 

 

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75th ANNIVERSARY MATCH - SWANSEA v SAMMY WALKER'S XV, 8th October 1949 - a 12 page programme to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club, there are some excellent articles by former players covering matches against major touring teams. Illustrated is an article by WJ Bancroft on the club years 1880 - 1914. This programme has a slight crease.

Ref: prspwa19491008xb - £35.00 

 

 

01.jpg (33665 bytes) 03-L-back.jpg (21128 bytes) A typed letter on 'Judge Rowe Harding' headed notepaper to 'Gilo'. The content relates to Captain Crawshay's Welsh XV business, it has been signed to the reverse 'Rowe'. Judge Rowe Harding was a Cambridge Blue, he won 17 caps for Wales and toured South Africa in 1924 with the British Lions. 

Ref: F19-68-ltwacbsw - £50.00

 

 

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

 

05.jpg (16941 bytes) 05b.jpg (82982 bytes) Programme for the Welsh Schools International Trial Match between East Wales and West Wales on 12th February 1921, click on the right hand illustration to view the team line ups. This pocket sized programme is heavily creased, team changes and ticks have been added in pencil. We believe this match was played at Treorchy. 

Ref: F65-22-prwashta21 - £60.00

 

 

06.jpg (17028 bytes)  Programme for the Welsh Schools Final International Trial Match between Probables and Possibles at Cardiff Arms Park on St David's Day 1921. This pocket sized programme is heavily creased, team changes and ticks have been added in pencil and pen, it has been torn down the length and rejoined by tape. The name WJ Cummins appears on the front, we believe this to be the signature of Cummins (Cardiff), no 13 in the Possibles side. A year later Cummins went on to play in all 4 five nations matches for Wales. These were the only caps he was to win for Wales.

Ref: F65-23-prwashta21 - £70.00

 

 

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CHRIST COLLEGE, BRECON, 1st XV - official team photographs, each photo is b&w and laid on a printed card bearing players names. Christ College is one of Wales' leading public schools with a proud rugby history. Each photo measures 20cm x 14cm and the mount measures 30cm x 25cm - there is some foxing and slight wear to the mounts
1953/4

Ref: PL31-phwash-ccb-53/4 - £25.00

 

1954/5

Ref: PL31-phwash-ccb - 54/5 - £25.00

 

1956/7

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1957/8

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Special Offer - buy 4 photos for

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WELSH RUGBY UNION

Welsh Rugby Union Annual Accounts and Report of the Committee for the following years ...............

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87/88 - Statement of accounts and agenda of AGM, 12 pages 

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88/89 - plus minutes - 26 pages, 

Ref: PC27-blwa-88/9 - £15.00

89/90 - 10 page Heineken Lge document - 27 pages, 

Ref: PC27-blwa-89/0 - £15.00

90/91 - 32 pages, 

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91/92 - 32 pages, 

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92/3 - 28 pages, 

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Special offer - buy all above WRU Annual Accounts booklets for 

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MISC

 

The caps of........... 

Jack Jenkins - Mountain Ash, Newport, London Welsh & Wales 

 

The club and other caps of Jack Jenkins. In his career (Jenkins Pierce & Auty, "Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players") Jack Jenkins is listed as having played for Long Ashton School, Bristol, Royal Military College Sandhurst, Mountain Ash, London Welsh, Newport, Newbridge, Rosslyn Park, Barbarians, Middlesex, Monmouthshire & Wales. A well travelled player, due mainly to his career in the Army where he rose eventually to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His one cap for Wales was against the Springboks in 1906, he also represented Monmouthshire and Middlesex against the same team. We purchased the caps of Jack Jenkins in a collection that also included some belonging to his son, CR Jenkins (St Bartholomew's Hospital, North of Ireland FC) and his brother-in-law Leigh Richmond-Roose (Wales soccer) so it may be possible that the undated/unknown caps belonged to either of these gentlemen. 
sdcs.jpg (107999 bytes) SDCS 1900-01 - Team unknown - Possibly something to do with Sandhurst or a cap that belonged to Jack Jenkins brother-in-law Leigh Richmond Roose, a Welsh soccer international. We have identified one of Roose's caps among the collection so this may be another. A black cap with gold braiding, lacking the tassel.

Ref: PB11-cpuk-sdcs - £90.00

 

 

m1.jpg (38792 bytes) Claude Davey's XV v Ivor Jones' XV 4th May 1946. A charity match in aid of the Ystalyfera County School Old Pupils' Memorial Fund. Clade Davey at the time was captain of London Welsh and he returned home to help out his former school in their efforts to raise money for a memorial stone. Ivor Jones, a Welsh selector and 1930 British Lion chose 11 players from Llanelli and a brace from both Aberavon and Swansea made up the remainder. The programme is creased. 

Ref: F65-33-prspwami46 - £25.00

 

 

m2.jpg (50977 bytes) Community Singing programme published by the Western Mail. - A 4 page fold over sheet with 18 songs - there are photographs from the French and English internationals in 1955 on the reverse. 

Ref: F65-49-su55-wm - £14.00

 

 

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A "Swn-Y-Mor" Welsh Whisky ceramic miniature decanter. Bottled by the Welsh Whisky Co, Brecon. This whisky container is empty !!!! 

Ref; PC31-wace-sym - £25.00

 

 

 

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WELSH RUGBY MAGAZINE / RUGGER SPORT
Welsh Rugby was a magazine that ran from January 1961 to Summer of 1983. Originally published as 'Rugger Sport' the magazine changed it's name in the mid 1960s to Welsh Rugby. The magazine covered current affairs with a regular historical features on clubs. There were regular round-ups of regional rugby from the Gwent valleys to the far west. The magazine builds into an archive of Welsh rugby in it's most exciting era, from the introduction of a national coach in the mid sixties to the golden era of the 1970s. There is also very good coverage of British Lions tours. To view the issues of Welsh Rugby Magazine &^ Rugger Sport we have available please...........

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MENUS - post match dinner menus, guest lists and invitations. part of international rugby tradition is the post match dinner, a slap up feed for the participants in the day's sport. Also included on this page are players itinerary cards and booklets. To visit this page CLICK HERE
  MISCELLANEOUS MEMORABILIA - For everything else rugby visit this page. On it you will find CERAMICS, CALENDARS, FIGURINES, PENNANTS, ROSETTES, RECORDS, BALLS & SCARVES. To visit this page CLICK HERE
PHILATELIC ITEMS - For stamps & first day covers relating to Welsh rugby, visit the Philatelic page. There is a large selection of commemorative covers and other interesting postal history. To visit this page CLICK HERE

 

WALES TEAM PHOTOS
To view photographs of the Welsh team please click on the link below.

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  PHOTOS - For photographs of individual Welsh international players and team photos from the early 1900s to present day, please visit this page. CLICK HERE  
RUGBY PRINTS - For a great selection of prints, antique & modern including autographed limited edition prints please visit this page. CLICK HERE  
POSTCARDS - VINTAGE. Old postcards, many from the 1st Welsh Golden Era can be found on this page along with Welsh club team postcards and individual player postcards. To visit this page CLICK HERE
POSTCARDS - MODERN. Team groups, individual players, stadiums, match action, all modern (post 1950) postcards can be found on this page. To visit this page CLICK HERE 
POSTERS - Large wall posters can be found here. To visit this page CLICK HERE

 

WALES INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES -  HOME MATCHES

For programmes of international matches played at home by Wales - click on the picture above or the teams below to be taken directly to programmes for Wales versus that team at home.

WALES v ARGENTINA  -  AUSTRALIA  -  BARBARIANS  -  CANADA  -  ENGLAND  -  FIJI  -  FRANCE  -  IRELAND  -  ITALY  -  JAPAN  -  NEW ZEALAND  -  ROMANIA  -  SAMOA  -  SCOTLAND  -  SOUTH AFRICA  -  TONGA  -  USA  -  OTHERS 

 

WALES INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES -  AWAY MATCHES

For programmes of international matches played away by Wales - click on the teams below to be taken directly to programmes for Wales versus that team away.

AUSTRALIA  -  ENGLAND  -  FRANCE  -  IRELAND  -  ITALY  -  NEW ZEALAND  -  SCOTLAND  -  SOUTH AFRICA  -  OTHERS   v WALES

 

WALES INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES - MATCHES ON TOUR

For programmes of international tour matches played by Wales - click on the photo above or on the years below to be taken to the Welsh tour for that year.

1964 - 1969 - 1973 - 1975 - 1978 - 1980 - 1986 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000  - 2001

 

WALES INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES -  AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

For programmes of matches played by Wales in the Rugby World Cup - CLICK HERE - on the photo above or click on the dates below to be taken to the programmes for that particular tournament.

1987 - 1991 - 1995 - 1999 - 2003

 

WELSH INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION PROGRAMMES

  

Presentation programmes are not available for sale to the general public. They are complimentary programmes given to dignitaries, committee members and players at internationals and important matches. Mostly they have a printed hard cover (occasionally plastic) which is normally overprinted with the match details. Inside you will find a complete match programme in mint condition. We have a good selection of Welsh International Presentation Programmes. Please click on the picture above or the link below to see the presentation programmes we have available.

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MISC SPECIAL & CELEBRATION PROGRAMMES IN WALES

A wide selection of programmes for that match in Wales that is just a bit out of the ordinary, celebration games, benefit matches, charity fixtures etc. To visit this section on the Special Programmes page - CLICK HERE

 

WALES at the RUGBY WORLD CUP - View memorabilia from Wales at the world cup. 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007. To visit this page CLICK HERE
TICKETS from Welsh international matches, touring sides to Wales, club and other rugby matches in Wales. To visit this page CLICK HERE

 

TIES - For a selection of Welsh international players ties and OTHER WALES related ties - To visit this page CLICK HERE

VIDEOS - Watch again those great moments in Welsh rugby, victories over England and France in 1999, the golden era of the 1970s, Welsh rugby at it's best. club histories & great moments, player biographies. To visit this page CLICK HERE

 

CAPTAIN CRAWSHAY'S WELSH XV

Captain Crawshay's Welsh XV is Wales' answer to the Barbarians. Founded by Geoffrey Crawshay in 1922 the team regularly toured Devon & Cornwall. In recent years the team tends to play in celebration matches around Wales as well as touring further afield including South Africa. Crawshay's was the first Welsh team to be invited to the Hong Kong Sevens. To view programmes and memorabilia from Captain Crawshay's Welsh XV, please click on the image above or...............

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SPORT-WALES

WELSH SPORTING MEMORABILIA

An excellent selection of sporting memorabilia relating to Wales and it's sportsmen and women. To view the items please click on the sports below to be taken directly to memorabilia for that sport or team.

ATHLETICS  -  BOXING  -  CRICKET  -  EMPIRE & COM. GAMES  -  GOLF  -  HOCKEY  -  LACROSSE  -  MOTORCYCLING  -  RUGBY LEAGUE  -  SOCCER  -  SPEEDWAY  -  SWIMMING  -  TENNIS  

CARDIFF CITY  -  NEWPORT COUNTY  -  SWANSEA CITY

www.sport-wales.com

 

BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS AND COLLECTABLE ITEMS RELATING TO WALES 

Books, publications, collectables and items of interest from Wales

BOOKS  -  INDUSTRIAL HISTORY  -  TOPOGRAPHICAL  -  BIOGRAPHIES   -  LEGENDS & TALES  -  WELSH FICTION

AUTHORS  -  ROALD DAHL  -  ALEXANDER CORDELL

EVENTS & PEOPLE -  NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD  -  RICHARD BURTON  -  RAY MILLAND  -  FAMOUS WELSH PEOPLE

PLACES  -  NEATH   -   PORT TALBOT  -   SWANSEA  -  MAPS  -  MISC

 

  

COLLECTION OF A WRU PRESIDENT 

We have available a selection of memorabilia from a former president of the Welsh Rugby Union from the 1970s. Each item in the collection is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing it's origin. Please click on the links below to view memorabilia on the pages containing this collection............

AUSTRALIA  -  SCOTLAND  -  WELSH RUGBY PUBLICATIONS  -  TIES

 

 

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Neath  -  Newport  -  Ospreys  -  Scarlets

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