Selections & Collections

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

Selections & Collections

Lot 5

A 1950 WALES RUGBY UNION SCHOOLS MATCH WORN JERSEY NUMBER 5, ISSUED TO GARETH GRIFFITHS with white collar, long sleeves, embroidered crest and black number 5 in a `Modern No. 20` type font on a sack-cloth type panel, Bukta Made in England label. Together with two programmes for England v Wales Schools, April 22nd, 1950, played at Kingsholme, Gloucester with Griffiths listed as No.5¦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: one small repair.

Guide price
£200 - £400

Hammer price £100.00