Nick Farr Jones - Match worn shorts
Part of a large private collection, these shorts display all the usual logos including the Wallabies crest and belonged to the legend of World Rugby, Nick Farr-Jones. He was the inspirational captain who led Australia to their first World Cup triumph in 1991. An intelligent, articulate presence on the field, Farr-Jones marshaled his Australian side from scrum-half. In a team of stars, Farr-Jones was the pivot that held the side together. With Michael Lynagh, Tim Horan and David Campese to call upon, Farr-Jones' pass would invariably find a match winning talent, but it was his calm and assured leadership that allowed them to become world-beaters. He was swiftly introduced into the test arena, with his first cap coming against England at Twickenham in November of that year. Following a 19-3 win in his opening test, Farr-Jones went on to become a key part of the Australia squad.
As good a scrum-half as Farr-Jones was, it was his presence on the pitch as a motivator of the side that set him apart from other captains. Whilst he was studious and assured he was also unafraid of reaching for the riot act should the situation require it. In 1991 Farr-Jones took his Wallaby squad to the World Cup in England. The side was packed with talent, and featured another man who would lead the Wallabies to World Cup glory in the young John Eales. Australia had been the favourites in 1987, and came into this tournament amongst a pack of sides with genuine ambitions of raising the Web Ellis Cup. Farr-Jones' moment of glory at Twickenham was followed by another year of success at the helm, with a Bledisloe Cup victory and a series win over South Africa during 1992. He will forever be remembered as one of the all time great captains of the international game. This is a rare item of match worn memorabilia from one of the games greats, the legend Nick Farr Jones. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXSOLDXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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