Record rugby jersey price predicted
The jersey worn by Sir Gareth Edwards when he scored one of rugby's greatest ever tries is to be sold at auction - and could fetch a world-record fee.
Edwards's Barbarians jersey from the 1973 match against the All Blacks is expected to fetch between $300-$400 thousand.
Edwards finished off a spectacular seven-playe man move started by a side-stepping Phil Bennett deep inside his own half during the Barbarians' 23-11 win over the All Blacks.
The current record price for a rugby jersey belongs to Dave Gallaher's Original All Blacks jersey which went for $345 thousand.
The number nine jersey will go under the hammer on February 24th.
Edwards finished off a spectacular seven-man move started by a side-stepping Phil Bennett deep inside his own half during the Barbarians' 23-11 victory over New Zealand in 1973.
The current record for a rugby jersey belongs to Dave Gallaher's Original All Blacks jersey from New Zealand's tour of the Britain in 1905/06.
Gallaher was the captain of the first New Zealand representative team to tour the British Isles.
Their only defeat was a controversial 3-0 loss to Wales.
"Since then (the Gallaher jersey auction in 2015), we have sold many rugby jerseys, caps and an important rugby union rule book, and many of these rugby antiques have commanded thousands of pounds," said auctioneer Ben Rogers-Jones.
"I have been asked whether I think another jersey will come close or exceed (the Gallaher jersey). Sir Gareth Edwards's Barbarians jersey was my answer from the start.
Other items from Edwards's jersey collection include one of his British and Irish Lions jerseys from the 1974 South Africa tour, which has an estimate of £20,000 to £25,000.