Midlands Team vs New Zealand - 28th October 1905
Sticking to theme of the Originals tour, not many collectors spotted this item when it was listed on ebay, probably because it wasn’t listed under ‘Rugby Union Memorabilia’ where you would expect it to be. This original team photo is of the Midlands side that played the Original All Blacks on the 28th October 1905. It sold for £107 (exc p&p).
Played at Welford Road ‘Leicester’ in front of 17,000 the tourists won 21-5, thanks to tries from Jimmy Hunter, Simon Mynott, Fred Roberts, George Smith & Billy Stead, with three conversions coming from Bill Cunningham.
If anyone has any Rugby memorabilia from this or any other early tours please get in touch. 1905 All Blacks, 1906 Springboks and 1908 Australia tour memorabilia are all highly sought after by collectors in the RMS.
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