Australian 1999 Rugby World Cup Signed Rugby Ball
Australian 1999 Rugby World Cup Signed Rugby Ball. This is a fantastic signed ball from the winners of the 1999 RWC. It can come with a acrylic display case if required, at a additional cost. It was signed in person by the players. It comes with our Coa and signature map of the autographs
Australian 1999 Rugby World Cup Signed Rugby Ball. This is a fantastic signed ball from the winners of the 1999 Rugby World Cup. It can come with a acrylic display case if required at a additional cost. It was signed in person by the players. It comes with our Coa and signature map of the autographs. We have two of these balls, so the signature positions may differ, but a signature map will be provided for both balls.
It has been signed by the following players, Bales, Blades, Bowman, Burke, Cockbain, Connors, Crowley, Eales, Finegan, Foley, Gregan, Grey, Giffin, Harry,Herbert, Horan, Kafer, Kearns, Kefu, Larkham, Latham, Little, MacQueen, Noriega, Paul, Panoho, Roff, Staniforth, Strauss, Tune, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson,
1999 Rugby World Cup
The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup. It was principally hosted by Wales, and was won by Australia. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be held in the sport's professional era. Although the majority of matches were played outside Wales (shared between England, France, Scotland and Ireland) the opening ceremony, the first match and the final were held in Cardiff.
Four automatic qualification places were available for the 1999 tournament; Wales qualified automatically as hosts, and the other three places went to the top three teams from the previous World Cup in 1995: champions South Africa, runners-up New Zealand and third-placed France. Qualification for the final 16 places took place between 63 other nations. The tournament was expanded to 20 teams (from 16), divided into five pools of four teams, a scenario that necessitated a quarter-final play-off round involving the five runners-up and best third-placed team to decide who would join the pool winners in the last eight.
The 1999 tournament saw the introduction of a second chance for teams that had finished runners-up in each qualifying zone. Uruguay and Tonga were the first nations to profit from this and took their places alongside fellow qualifiers Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Argentina, Fiji, Samoa, Romania, Canada, Namibia, Japan, Spain and the United States.
The tournament began with the opening ceremony in the newly-built Millennium Stadium, with Wales beating Argentina 23–18, and Colin Charvis scoring the first try of the tournament. Australia won the tournament, becoming the first nation to do so twice and also to date the only team ever to win after having to qualify for the tournament, with a 35–12 triumph over France, who were unable to repeat their semi-final victory over pre-tournament favourites New Zealand
The attendance for the tournament was 1.75 million .
A great addition to any collector of Australian and the Wallabies Signed memorabilia, a signed rugby ball autographed by the winning squad from the 1999 Rugby World Cup. We only use plexi-glass in the front of your frame, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you wont be opening a box of broken glass when your item arrives. Just imagine this hanging on your home, office, bar etc... what a talking point it would be, as soon as someone walked into the room !!!
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