South African Signed Rugby Shirt
This is a framed traditional South African Shirt signed in Black marker by 3 Springbok captains. This has been signed by Gary Teichman, Joost Van Der Westhuizen and Andre Vos.
This is a rare one off.
A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF SIGNED RUGBY UNION MEMORABILIA.
André Vos was born 9 January 1975 and was a back row forward who played rugby for Eastern Province (South Africa), Queensland Reds (Australia), The Cats (South Africa), The Lions (South Africa), Harlequins (England) and captained South Africa. André retired from professional rugby in the summer of 2007. He graduated from Selborne College in East London, South Africa in 1992 and attended the University of Port Elizabeth.
He made his first provincial debut for Eastern Province in 1995.In 1998 he played for the Australian Queensland Reds in the Super 12. He returned to South African shores to play for the The Cats in the Super 12 and for The Lions in the South African Currie Cup.He made his international debut against Italy in Port Elizabeth on 12 June 1999 as a replacement. He was in the starting 15 for the next match in Durban. He was in and out of the starting 15 for the next eight test matches, starting in only 3.After the 1999 Rugby World Cup he took over the captaincy of South Africa from Joost van der Westhuizen.
He went on to earn 33 test caps for South Africa, 16 as captain. He scored 5 tries for South Africa. He retired in 2002, saying, "Physically I am no longer up to Springbok rugby."He captained the Quins for three years until he resigned at the end of the 2005/6 season, when Paul Volley took over.
Joost Van Der Westhuizen
Joost van der Westhuizen was born 20 February 1971 and is a former South African rugby union footballer who was the Springboks' first choice scrum-half in the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s. He was capped 89 times for the Springboks and scored 38 tries. He retired as the most capped Springbok of all time, a record since broken by Percy Montgomery at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and held the record for the most test tries by a South African player,a record that he now shares with Bryan Habana. His career test try tally of 38 makes him the scrum-half with the most tries in Test Rugby. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest half-backs of all time, as evidenced by his presence in the 2007 induction class of the International Rugby Hall of Fame.
With his uncharacteristically big build for a scrum-half, he was known as an aggressive and fast runner and ferocious defender. He was best suited to a very physical type of game, often mixing it up with the forwards. He enjoyed his greatest success when playing alongside Chester Williams and the great fullback, Andre Joubert, especially when they attacked at pace around the blind side of the scrum.
He played in the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups, with the Springbok's winning the 1995 World Cup.His strengths as a rugby player lay in his dangerous ability to 'snipe' around the fringes of rucks, often leading to tries, as well as his fearless defence. He was also an inspirational player and captain, a talismanic figure in many successful Springbok sides. He played in the 2003 Rugby World Cup before eventually retiring from international rugby, having won every tournament trophy available to a South African rugby player aside from the Super 12 or a series victory over a British and Irish Lions touring team. His honours include the Currie Cup twice (1998 & 2002), a Tri-Nations title (1998) and the World Cup (1995). In July 2004 he joined Supersport as a commentator. His contract with the channel was later terminated. On 12 May 2011, Van der Westhuizen's publicist announced that he had a muscle related neural disease, believed to be a form of motor neurone disease. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States have since confirmed that the former Springbok captain has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and has only an 80% chance of living for two to five years from diagnosis.
Gary Hamilton Teichmann was born 9 January 1967 in Gwelo, Rhodesia and is a retired Rhodesian/Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player. He played number eight and was the captain of the South African national team, the Springboks, between 1995 and 1999. He moved to South Africa with his family when he was 11 years old.
He stands 1.95 metres tall and weighed about 100 kilograms for most of his career. His humility and fair play earned him wide respect throughout the rugby world.He was educated at Hilton College and started his career playing club rugby for the University of Natal team in Pietermaritzburg before being spotted by the Natal Province's Currie Cup team in 1991. He was soon promoted to captain by then Natal coach Ian McIntosh and played for Natal in three Currie Cup victories in 1992, 1995 and 1996 (Captain in 1995 and 1996). The team under Teichmann also finished in second place in 1993 and 1999 and made it to the final of the Super 10 (the precursor to the Super 12 and Super 14) competition in 1994. The Natal Currie Cup team became the core of the team now known as the Sharks when the Super 12 competition began in 1996, and he also captained that side. After the team was renamed the Sharks in 1998 he led them to the final of the Super 12. In all, he represented Natal and the Sharks in 144 matches.
In 1993 he was selected for the Springbok tour to Argentina, and in 1994 he was again selected as part of the squad that toured Wales and Scotland. It wasn't until 2 September 1995 that he played his first full international as a Springbok however. He scored a try in his debut test as the Springboks went on to defeat Wales 40-11 at Ellis Park.
After playing only 6 test matches for the Springboks he was appointed as captain of the squad in 1996, and went on to become one of South Africa's most successful captains ever. He captained the Springboks in 39 tests between 1996 and 1999 with 27 of those (72%) ending in victory. The Springboks, with him at the helm, were considered by many the greatest South African team in history.
Between 1997 and 1998 the Springboks went on a record winning streak of 17 consecutive test matches. As part of their unbeaten run they won the 1998 Tri Nations Series undefeated, beating both Australia and New Zealand away from home. They kicked off the feat with a record dismantling of Australia to win 61-22 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and ended with a defeat against England at Twickenham at the end of a long tour.
In all he played 42 tests for the Springboks, and held the record for the most consecutive test matches played for the Springboks with 39. This has since been surpassed by the incumbent springbok captain, John Smit.
In 1999 coach Nick Mallett, who thought that he had lost most of his form, controversially dropped him from the squad shortly before the 1999 Rugby Union World Cup. The Springbok squad's performance suffered after he was dropped.When Mallett resigned as coach of the Springboks he admitted that with the benefit of hindsight, the dropping of Teichmann was a big mistake.
Teichmann described himself as "gutted" at being left out of the squad but did not get involved in the mud slinging that followed his dismissal. Instead he opted to move to Wales where he played for the Newport club. He captained Newport to their first Principality Cup win in 24 years in 2001, announcing his retirement from rugby shortly after. He also wrote his autobiography, "For The Record", published in 2000.
As of 2005 Teichmann serves in an advisory capacity on the board of The Sharks Pty Ltd. He now lives in Luanshya, Zambia where he owns a Road Construction business.
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