22/02/1967 : New Zealand Universities v Colony XV (Hong Kong) + Remarkable Extras)
Mint condition, large style programme from this fixture between Combined New Zealand Universities and Colony XV at the Hong Kong Football Club Stadium in 1967.
This programme comes with a unique set of addendums.
Firstly, the precursor to the main game was due to be between Cheng Kong and a Presidents XV. However, there is a typed noted included with the programme that states: "Due to unforeseen circumstances Cheng Kong have not arrived in Hong Kong. We have, therefore, arranged for a Royal Navy team, from the visiting ships HMS Bulwark and HMS Fearless, to play the presidents XV" - the team is then listed.
Also included is another typed sheet which lists the team for the game between HK schools and UK Schools. remarkably, it also includes details of a game between "H.K Memsahibs and Wanchai Wanderers". It explains that, the Wanchai team is men, and that the HK Memsahibs are ladies, and that the game will be played with 15 of the ladies team versus 7 of the men's team..
ALSO, included are the referee cards from the games indicating the scores, dates and times.
This indicates that the package was indeed once the ownership of the referee of the day.
An incredible combination of articles, programme and documents and a must for any historians of the game.
25/04/1992 : New Zealand v The World Invitational XV
Game played at Eden Park. Programme is in Mint condition
1992 was the year of the centenary of the NZRFU and to celebrate the occasion a World XV played three matches against the All Blacks. This is the programme from the third match at Eden Park. The programme is a magnificent 68 page effort that includes a complete register of All Blacks 1884 - 1991, plus history, colour glossy photos etc.
A beautiful programme with a wonderful silver embossed cover. A real collectors piece
27/06/2000 : Young Canada v Wales Dev XV
Very rare programme from this development tour to Canada.
Match played at Calgary RU Fields.
Welsh squad including notables such as:
31/03/2003 : Daily Mail Schools day
Excellent condition programme from this 'Daily Mail Schools day held at Twickenham.
U18 Vase Stowe v Henry viii School
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U18 Cup Final Durham v Campion