Saturday, August 18, 2007

Clive Woodward jersey USRFF auction

Always glad to help Brian Vizard and the USRFF raise some funds...


An England warm-up jersey once belonging to defending World Cup champions England head coach Sir Clive Woodward is the latest jersey on auction by the USRFF. Just in time for the true England fan to wear at Rugby World Cup matches, this jersey was worn by Woodward throughout England’s tour of the United States and Canada in June 2001.

In addition to coaching England and the British and Irish Lions, Woodward was also an accomplished player having represented England in 21 test matches and joining the Lions on two tours to the Southern Hemisphere.

This Clive Woodward jersey was donated to the Rugby Foundation by John Tyler, who served as liaison to the England team on their tour to the United States in 2001.

"Coach Woodward presented the jersey to me in appreciation of my liaison work for the England squad when they were headquartered in Northern California," said Tyler, who remains active in the Northern California rugby scene. "I have admired what the Foundation has done and I think that Clive would approve having his jersey help assist the game here."

Photos and a more detailed description of the jersey and Clive Woodward’s rugby career can be found on eBay, item # 180150021521. The bidding will conclude at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, August 23.

The USRFF is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1963. Although its main focus is supporting youth and high school rugby, the Foundation also provides grants to coaches and referees; establishes international student exchanges and college scholarships, has assisted the United States Collegiate All-Americans and Boys Under-19 teams, and also provides grants to Safety and Risk Management Research.

For more information about the United States Rugby Football Foundation, visit


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