All Black jersey sells for $400,000

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The jersey of All Blacks captain Dave Gallaher has sold in London for a record $411,000 NZD.

Gallaher was the captain of the All Blacks in the legendary 1905 Test between New Zealand and Wales

The previous record for a rugby jersey was $50,000.

the jersey sold at auction in Cardiff to an anonymous British buyer.

The shirt has a rather impressive history. Gallaher and Welsh captain Gwyn Nicholls swapped shirts after the historic match, and Nicholls later gave it to a worker at his Cardiff laundry business, whose family it remained in.

Gallaher died 12 years later, killed just before the first Battle of Passchendaele in in October 1917.

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