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#1 Oracle

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Recently come into possession of a fully signed Australian test shirt with 22 signatures on it.
Signatures i can make out so far are:
  • Matt Bowen
  • Danny Buderus
  • Matt Cooper
  • Petro Civonoceva
  • Jason Ryles
Think another maybe Matt Sing. Anyone able to tell me what the full squad was and what year it was?

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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Well, Matt Bowen only played twice for Australia, which was in the period 2004-2005. Here's some Wikipedia bumf:

In 2004, "Bowen was selected in the Australian Kangaroos squad for a Tri-Nations series against New Zealand and Great Britain. His selection followed a season in which the Cowboys finished one match away from qualifying for their first NRL Grand Final. He played as fullback in a tour match against Cumbria, scoring a try, although did not play in the Tri-Nations series, with Anthony Minichello preferred as the Kangaroos' fullback. However, after the Tri-Nations series, he made his Test debut in a one-off match against France in Carcassonne, that Australia won 52–30. On the touring squad's return journey to Australia, he scored three tries in a non-Test exhibition match against the United States in Philadelphia."

That should help you narrow it down, unless he signed the shirt as a non-playing squad member.

Edited by Futtocks, 05 November 2012 - 04:24 PM.

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#3 Oracle

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

why they cant write legibilly is beyond me!

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#4 Old Frightful

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

why they cant write legibilly is beyond me!

:lol: Absolutely fantastic!

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#5 Just Browny

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

why they cant write legibilly is beyond me!


:D

Leggy Billy didn't make his debut until 2008, he won't be on there.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#6 boxhead

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

As Futtocks says 2004
Don't know where Buderus fits in.

http://www.rugbyleag...-australia.html

#7 boxhead

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

why they cant write legibilly is beyond me!


Maybe becuase its a signeture and not printed?
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

As Futtocks says 2004
Don't know where Buderus fits in.

http://www.rugbyleag...-australia.html

If it's 2004, Buderus was hooker in the full strength team for the Tri-Nations, not Wing.

Everybody remember the Tri-Nations Final that year? 40 minutes of almost perfect football from the Kangaroos and it was 38-0. Game over. This place went into meltdown.

#9 Futtocks

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Everybody remember the Tri-Nations Final that year? 40 minutes of almost perfect football from the Kangaroos and it was 38-0. Game over. This place went into meltdown.


Even the Kangaroos looked a bit shocked by that performance!

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#10 Just Browny

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

If it's 2004, Buderus was hooker in the full strength team for the Tri-Nations, not Wing.

Everybody remember the Tri-Nations Final that year? 40 minutes of almost perfect football from the Kangaroos and it was 38-0. Game over. This place went into meltdown.


If you asked Viking Warrior and Lesmets about that era now, they'd swear blind it was GB that won, in front of an 80,000 sellout at Wembley.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#11 boxhead

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

If it's 2004, Buderus was hooker in the full strength team for the Tri-Nations, not Wing.

Everybody remember the Tri-Nations Final that year? 40 minutes of almost perfect football from the Kangaroos and it was 38-0. Game over. This place went into meltdown.


I am talking about the French Test where Bowen was in the team as per the link.