Chris Ashton Signed England Rugby Match Shirt
Chris Aston Signed England Rugby Match Shirt. This is the match shirt that Chris Ashton wore for his 17th Cap against Scotland in the 2011 RWC pool game, which England won 16-12. It is signed boldly by Chris Aston and the team who played that day. It is supplied with a Coa.
It is shown unframed but will be framed for the same price for the purchaser, if required.
2011 RWC Bibliography
The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup. The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected New Zealand as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa at a meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005. The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final. The defending champions, South Africa, were eliminated by Australia 11–9 in the quarter-finals. The result marked the third time that the tournament was won by the country that hosted the event (following New Zealand in 1987 and South Africa in 1995).
England performed badly at the event, with many people feeling the players did not respect their selection for such a prestigious tournament, with the press catching the players out in clubs and pubs rather than preparing for their games. This was denied by the players and coach Martin Johnson, although he felt let known by the players and left his position as coach after the tournament.
It was the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand, eclipsing the 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1990 Commonwealth Games, 1992 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 America's Cup. The games ran over six weeks, commencing on 9 September 2011 with the opening ceremony showcasing New Zealand's history and diverse cultures. The final was played at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday 23 October 2011, a date chosen because it fell on a long weekend of New Zealand's Labour Day holiday.
After speculation that the number of participating teams would be reduced to 16, the IRB announced on 30 November 2007 that the 2011 tournament would again feature 20 teams. Twelve teams qualified as a result of finishing in the top three in each pool in the 2007 tournament. The remaining eight berths were determined by regional qualifying tournaments. Of the 20 countries that competed in the previous World Cup in 2007, there was only one change – Russia replaced Portugal.
Chris Aston Bibliography
Christopher John Ashton was born 29 March 1987 and is an English rugby union and former rugby league player, and one of the few players who have represented England in both rugby codes. A wing or fullback, he joined Harlequins of the Gallagher Premiership in March 2020. He first played as a fullback or wing for Wigan Warriors in rugby league's Super League competition, and won four caps for England in 2006 and 2007.
In 2007 he signed for Northampton Saints in rugby union's Premiership, before moving to Saracens in 2012, Toulon in 2017, Sale in 2018 and Harlequins in 2020. He made his debut for England in March 2010 and played regularly until 2014, including in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he finished as the tournament's joint leading try-scorer. After a break of four years, he was recalled to the England squad in November 2018. He has won 40 caps for England.
This is a must for any collector of england rugby memorabilia. A very rare piece that will increase in in value. A match worn and squad signed England Rugby Shirt, as worn by Chris Aston during his game against the Scotland during the 2011 World Cup, winning his 17th Cap.
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