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A commemorative ceramic mug to mark a rugby match between Waikato and South Africa on 9 June 1956. The mug is designed like a rugby ball being kicked by a rugby boot. One half of the ball has been fashioned into a handle and the boot and sock are the vessel. One side of the sock is green and yellow striped and the other side is red, yellow and black. " Waikato 14. Springboks 10, / June 9th 1956" is scratched into the side of the boot near the handle. " Titian / Studio / 9 " is marked on the sole.
Production Date
1956
Subject Category
Subject Person
Credit Line
This mug was produced to commemorate the famous victory by Waikato over the Springboks on the first match of their 1956 tour. Don Clarke's prodigious goal kicking during his debut international match was instrumental in securing the win for Waikato and his boot size '9' is marked on the sole. Clarke, who was widely known as "The Boot" went on to be selected for the All Blacks in the Third Test of the tour. He had a glittering All Black career clocking up 781 points over 89 matches.
Accession No
A74.253

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