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Burgess’ 1972 All Blacks’ jersey goes under hammer

Bob Burgess’s 1972 All Blacks’ jersey goes under hammer in London

The No.10 jersey worn by Bob Burgess in the famous 1972 All Blacks-Wales match at Cardiff Arms Park in 1972 goes under the hammer in London on May 18.

The jersey will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, in association with Graham Budd Auctions, and is expected to fetched up to stg300.

Burgess played 23 times for the All Blacks including seven tests. He played against the Lions in 1971 and toured with the All Blacks on the 1972-73 tour.

He swapped his jersey with his opposite Phil Bennett after the December 2 game, won by New Zealand 19-16. The match will be remembered for All Blacks’ manager Ernie Todd sending home Keith Murdoch the next day after an incident in the Angel Hotel in Cardiff overnight.

Also Frank Oliver’s white No.19 World XV team substitute's shirt for the match against South Africa in 1979 may be worth 150stg.

Another lot with a fully-signed Barbarians v New Zealand match programme, from the Cardiff game in 1978, sold with a postcard depicting QEII Park in Christchurch, and other autographs and programmes could fetch stg400.

An autograph book including signatures of the 1949 New Zealand cricketers in England is included in another lot which is expected to reach 700stg.

A Wales v All Blacks from the 1924 tour game at St Helen Field in Swansea may only fetch 60stg.

Another item of interest including the jersey of French referee Georges Domercq, who controlled the great Barbarians v New Zealand game in Cardiff on January 27, 1973. This could sell for 200stg.


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