Martin Johnson Signed England Rugby Shirt
Martin Johnson signed England Rugby Shirt. This is a replica england rugby shirt from the 1999 Rugby World Cup held in Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and France. It has been signed boldly by Martin Johnson on the front and framed along with some photos. 100% authentic original autograph, hand signed in person by Martin Johnson. A lovely autographed Martin Johnson England Rugby Shirt from the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Martin Johnson Bibliography
Martin Osborne Johnson CBE was born 9 March 1970 and is an English former rugby union player who represented and captained England and Leicester. He is best known for captaining England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He is regarded as one of the greatest locks ever to have played and one of England's greatest ever players.He won 84 caps and captained England from 1999 through th the 2003 World Cup Final after which he retitred from international rugby.
He toured three times with the British and Irish Lions, becoming the first man to have captained them on two separate tours (prior to Sam Warburton). He also led his club Leicester Tigers to consecutive Heineken Cup victories, won the league five times including four consecutive victories as captain and won the Pilkington Cup twice. He became the new England team manager on 1 July 2008, replacing the previous manager Brian Ashton, but left the post in November 2011 following England's quarter final defeat at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
England 1999 World Cup Squad
Head Coach: Clive Woodward.
Garath Archer, Neil Back, Richard Cockerill, Martin Corry, Lawrence Dallaglio, Darren Garforth, Phil Greening, Richard Hill, Martin Johnson (c), Jason Leonard, Neil McCarthy, Danny Grewcock, Tim Rodber, Graham Rowntree, Victor Ubogu, Phil Vickery, Joe Worsley,
Nick Beal, Kyran Bracken, Mike Catt, Matt Dawson, Phil de Glanville, Paul Grayson, Will Greenwood, Jeremy Guscott, Austin Healey, Dan Luger, Matt Perry, David Rees, Jonny Wilkinson.
1999 Rugby World Cup
The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup and was won by Australia. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be held in rugby union's professional era. The principal host nation was Wales, although the majority of matches were played outside the country, shared between England, France, Scotland and Ireland. As the opening ceremony, first match and the Final would take place in Cardiff, Wales, the Welsh team were awarded the automatic qualification berth afforded the hosts. Only four automatic qualification places were available for the 1999 tournament; the other three went to the top three teams from the previous World Cup in 1995; champions (South Africa), runners-up (New Zealand), and third-place play-off winners (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 repechage, effectively a second chance for teams that had finished runners-up in each qualifying zone. Uruguay and Tonga were the first nations to profit from the repechage, 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 in Cardiff, 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.
A great addition to any collector of Signed Rugby Union memorabilia.
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Dimensions; 82cm H x 82cm W