Nick Easter Signed England Rugby Match Shirt
Nick Easter Signed England Rugby Match Shirt. This is the match shirt that Nick Easter wore for his 47th Cap against France in the 2011 RWC Quarter Final, which England lost 12-19, to eventual finalists France. It is signed boldly by Nick Easter and 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.
Nick Easter Bibliography
Nicholas James Easter was born 15 August 1978 and is an English rugby union coach and former player. He played as a Number 8 for Orrell, Harlequins and the England national team. He began his career in 2001, playing for Orrell, before moving to Harlequins three years later. He began playing for the England national team in 2007, playing in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, as well as the annual Six Nations Championships.
A skilful and powerful No 8, Easter a late comer to professional rugby and made his England debut in their Six Nations victory over Italy on 10 February 2007. On 4 August 2007, Easter scored four tries as England defeated Wales by a record 62–5 at Twickenham Stadium, in a World Cup warm-up fixture, which made Easter the first ever number 8 to score four tries for England.
He started six matches of the 2007 Rugby World Cup, where he was a key influence in England's route to the final, where they suffered a 6–15 defeat to South Africa in the final.
He was part of the England squad that won the 2011 Six Nations, despite defeat to Ireland 24–8, which resulted in them missing out on the grand slam. He lifted the Six Nations trophy as England captain, their first trophy win since the 2003 World Cup. He was also part of England's squad in the World Cup, and was reported to be the player to have reacted to England's quarter-final defeat to France in Auckland, by saying "There's £35k just gone down the toilet."
Between 2012 and 2014 he overlooked for England, before being recalled to the squad for their 2015 Six Nations campaign. In their opening game, he came on as a substitute in their 21–16 success over Wales at the Millennium Stadium. In their following fixture, he scored a try against Italy, becoming the oldest player ever to score for England, before winning his fiftieth cap away to Ireland.
After being overlooked for the initial 31-man England squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he was called up as injury replacement for Billy Vunipola. He put in a man of the match performance in England's final fixture against Uruguay, scoring a hat trick of tries.
He retired in 2016, at the age of 38 and went on to coach a number of club and international sides.
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 Nick Easter during his game against the France during the 2011 World Cup, winning his 47th Cap.
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