Signed New Zealand All Blacks Jersey by the 3 Knights
The three Knights of New Zealand Rugby hardly need an introduction, Sir Bryan Williams, Sir Michael Jones and Sir John Kirwan. These 3 icons of New Zealand Rugby are some of the greatest players to have ever graced the game.
Sir Bryan Willams was Knighted for his services to rugby in 2018, the 10th New Zealander to be so bestowed, Bryan Williams is widely considered to be one of his country’s greatest-ever players.
Born in Auckland but of Samoan descent, Williams was the first Polynesian player to represent the All Blacks. By the time he retired after New Zealand’s 1978 Grand Slam tour of the UK and Ireland, Williams had 66 tries to his name from 113 matches, 38 of them tests.
A lawyer by trade, Williams won further honours with Auckland as a coach and masterminded Samoa’s famous triumph over Wales at Rugby World Cup 1999 before teaming up with Graham Mourie at the Hurricanes.
Williams was appointed President of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2011.
Auckland legend Sir Michael Jones won global acclaim for the way he revolutionised the openside position with his physical prowess, superior fitness and instinctive play.
After a solitary cap for Samoa, Jones switched allegiance to New Zealand in time for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987. In the opening match against Italy, his debut, Jones became the first player to score a try. He scored again in the final as France were beaten 29-9.
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Jones won far more than his 55 All Blacks caps. He scored 13 tries. On his retirement, he coached Samoa at two Rugby World Cups.
Sir John James Patrick Kirwan KNZM MBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player of both rugby union and rugby league.He scored 35 tries in 63 tests for New Zealand, making him one of the highest try scorers in international rugby union history, and was part of the New Zealand team that won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. He also played rugby league for the Auckland Warriors in their first two seasons. He is the former head coach of the Blues in Super Rugby, and then the Japan and Italy national teams.
There is no question what JK means to the world of Rugby, but In recent years he been honoured for his ongoing services to mental health with his company Mentemia, which is tackling mental healths issues head on, especially with their schools program.
- Ending Date - 31st May 2022 00:00:00
- Ships to - Donated by Sir John Kirwan MBE. The three Knights of New Zealand Rugby hardly need an introduction, Sir Bryan Williams, Sir Michael Jones and Sir John Kirwan. These 3 icons of New Zealand Rugby...