Rugby Memorabilia Society

1979 International XV Jersey
Worn by Graham Price on the tour of South Africa

Maxmore Made Jersey, size 46 inches
No:3 worn by Graham Price

1979 International XV Tour Jersey - Worn by Graham Price - Rugby Memorabilia Society (1)

1979 International XV Tour Jersey - Worn by Graham Price - Rugby Memorabilia Society (1)

This 1979 International XV Jersey was worn by Graham Price on a Rugby tour which has not been very well documented, even a quick google failed to yield a result, thankfully Barry Guy Naude of ‘The Waterhole Rugby Museum’ came out with the answer ‘The only book that has information on this tour is the SA Rugby Writers Yearbook from 1980’.

The squad was as follows:
New Zealand: Bill Osborne, Mark Donaldson, Gary Knight, Greg Denholm, Frank Oliver, Andy Haden, Andy Dalton & Kevin Eveleigh.
Australia: Garrick Fay, Paddy Batch & Greg Cornelsen
Wales: Graham Price, Jeff Squire, Phil Bennett
Ireland: Alistair McKibbin
USA: Dennis Jablonski, Gerry Kelleher
Argentina: Richard Landajo, Tomas Petersen
Hong Kong: Mike Francis
Italy: Renato Francescato, Ambrogio Bona
Spain: Jose Galdos, Santiago Noriega
Rhodesia: Ian Robertson, Iain Buchanan, Ray Mordt
South Africa: Hennie Shields, Errol Tobias, Thys Lourens
Replacements during the tour: Gysie Pienaar, Dawie Marais, Willie Kahts
B Team: Dries Maritz, Joe Coetser

Manager: Brian Lochore (NZ)
Assistant Manager: Winston McDonald (NZ)
NTRU Representative: Col. Boesman Basson
Tour Captain: Frank Oliver

Results of the tour:
21:03:1979 – A Team beat SA Combined Services 28-16 (Pretoria)
21:03:1979 – B Team beat Northern Transvaal XV 25-20 (Pretoria) - GP
24:03:1979 – Beat Craven XV 22-6 (Stellenbosch) - GP
26:03:1979 – Beat Eastern Province XV 31-9 (Port Elizabeth)
28:03:1979 – Beat Natal 33-10 (Durban) – GP
31:03:1979 – Lost to Transvaal 18-34 (Johannesburg) - GP
04:04:1979 – Beat Western Transvaal 34-18 (Potchefstroom)
07:04:1979 – Lost to Northern Transvaal 15-27 (Pretoria)

Matches Graham Price played marked (GP) above:

Rugby Memorabilia Society
Pontypool Museum
Barry Guy Naude
Peter Douglas-Davies