Steve Borthwick Signed Bath Rugby Shirt
Bath Rugby Memorabilia- A Bath Rugby Shirt signed by Bath and England captain Steve Borthwick.
This item of rugby memorabilia is a authentic Bath Rugby training shirt signed by Steve Borthwick. It is a 46" chest and was used by Steve from 2005-2006. What a great piece of rugby memorabilia a must for any Bath Rugby club fan.
It is unframed but can be framed to the purchasers specification at an additional cost.
Steve Borthwick Bibliography;
He was captain of the Hutton Grammar School rugby team, with whom he went on a tour to Australia.He joined Bath in 1998 from Preston Grasshoppers, making his debut against Saracens in December 1998. During this time, he was balancing rugby commitments with study, and graduated from the University of Bath in 2003 with a degree in Economics with Politics.
He had his best season for Bath in 2003-04. A central figure in the absence of many senior players due to the 2003 Rugby World Cup, he set about making his mark on the Zurich Premiership. Bath made the League Final that season, losing to London Wasps. He was one of the 3 nominees for the Zurich Premiership Player of the Year award. In his final game with the club, he captained Bath to victory in the 2007-08 European Challenge Cup.
In January 2008, Borthwick announced that he would be leaving Bath at the end of the 2007-08 season for Saracens
Following his switch to Saracens, he was named co-captain for the 2008-09 season alongside Andy Farrell.
In the 2009-10 season he was named as the captain for Saracens F.C. Injury prevented him from playing for much of the season but he returned for the Guinness Premiership final but not as captain, as Saracens were defeated by the Leicester Tigers.
He first emerged on international duty during England's tour of South Africa in 2000. Initially, he was not considered heavy enough for international rugby, but has since bulked out. He made his debut for England against France in the 2001 Six Nations.He came on as a blood replacement for Ben Kay in the 25-14 win over Australia in June 2003, his 6th cap. A member of England's wider 2003 World Cup squad, he narrowly missed selection to the final 30. He regained his place in the England squad after the 2003 World Cup and despite England's disappointing results, he was given credit for his solid play.
He initially failed to make England's squad for the 2005 Autumn internationals, with Gloucester forward Alex Brown seemingly poised for a start instead, but injury ruled Brown out of contention and he stepped in, playing a significant role against Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.
He was selected as a member of the England 2007 Rugby World Cup squad. He played in three Group matches, starting against Tonga,but did not participate in the knockout games.In February 2008 Borthwick was named captain for England's 2008 Six Nations match against Italy in Rome, and on 13 May 2008 he was chosen to captain the full England squad on their 2008 summer tour of New Zealand. In 2008 he was also named as Martin Johnson's first England Captain for the 2008 Autumn Internationals.He came under a lot of criticism after England's disappointing 2008 Autumn Internationals in which they suffered heavy defeats to New Zealand and South Africa. .
In the 2009 Six Nations, Borthwick came under more criticism as England's discipline cost them victories against Ireland and Wales. However after performing much better against France and Scotland in the last two weeks of the tournament, he silenced his critics.In January 2010, he was confirmed as England captain for the 2010 Six Nations.
After England's 15-15 Draw Against Scotland in the 2010 Six Nations, he aggravated an ongoing knee injury and sought medical advice, This meant he was unavailable for selection against France so Tom Palmer was bought in as cover and Lewis Moody was given the Captaincy in Borthwick's absence. Due to injury, he was not a member of the 2010 England rugby union tour of Australasia and retired from England duty after winning 57 caps.He is now assistant coach of Japan.
Again a rare and much sought after item of Rugby memorabilia.
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£295.00 plus delivery
Usually sold for £395.00