Selections & Collections

Fri 01 March 2019, 10:00 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

Selections & Collections

Lot 2

1955 BRITISH LIONS SOUTH AFRICA TOUR JERSEY NUMBER 34 ISSUED TO GARETH GRIFFITHS TOGETHER WITH MATCH PROGRAMMES and 925 silver commemorative dish for Lions v North Transvaal and two other metalware souvenirs. The jersey with embroidered Lions crest, quilted elbows to the long sleeves and with Forsyth of Edinburgh label. Programmes for two Test Matches, Transvaal, Natal, Central Universities and Rhodesia¦Gareth Griffiths (1931 - 2016) was a versatile and speedy back, playing at wing or centre for Cardiff, capped by Wales 12 times and for the 1955 Lions in 12 tour matches including the final three tests. The Lions played 28 matches, winning 19, losing 6 and drew 3. Griffiths also played in the famous 8-3 win for Cardiff v All Blacks in 1953 and a month later in Wales last victory against the All Blacks. He also represented Wales at athletics.¦Provenance: from the Estate of Gareth Griffiths.¦Condition Report: in excellent condition without any notable damage.

Guide price
£1000 - £1500

Hammer price £2,600.00