Autographed rugby union ball used in match between South Africa and the Victorian Presidents XV at Olympic Park on 21 July, 1993

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Ball
Date Used
21 Jul 1993
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Object Detail

Brief Description
White, 4 panel Gilbert branded rugby union ball. Two panels of the ball bear a logo featuring a kangaroo set on a green background and the words "AUSTRALIAN RUGBY/WALLABIES/ARFU". The other two panels of the ball are printed with the words "GILBERT/BARBARIAN/OFFICIAL BALL OF THE/ AUSTRALIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION". The ball has been signed by members of the South African side who participated in the match. Signatures include Joost van der Westhuizen, Adriaan Richter, Keith Andrews, Henry Honiball, Uli Schmidt, Ruben Kruger, Nico Wegner.
1 - Ball: H: 200 W: 300 D: 200mm (H: 7 7/8 W: 11 13/16 D: 7 7/8")
Date Used
21 Jul 1993
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated by Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust


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