Rugby Memorabilia Society

Duncan McGregor’s 1905/06 ‘Originals’ All Blacks Jersey,
All Blacks Cap with full career details
and 1905/06 Originals signed ball

Sports Memorabilia Australia is pleased to announce the auction of an exceptional 'All Blacks' collection.
Duncan McGregor’s 1905/06 'Originals' All Blacks Jersey, All Blacks Cap with full career details and 1905/06 Originals signed ball

1905 Duncan McGregor Originals All Black Collection - Rugby Memorabilia Society (1)

This online auction commenced on Monday 20th November 2023
Closes from 4 pm (AEST) Thursday 30th November 2023.

Rugby Union – Duncan McGregor's All Blacks Collection
1905/06 New Zealand ‘Originals’ Jersey
1903 New Zealand Cap (dates 1903-4 to 1907-8)
1905/06 ‘Originals’ Ball – signed

Duncan McGregor, All Black # 101, played 31 All Blacks Matches 1903-1906.
He also then toured Australia and the United Kingdom with the New Zealand Northern Union All Blacks professional side in 1907-08.
As an All Black he toured Australia in 1903 and played in New Zealand's first test match in Sydney. In 1904 he played his second test match against the British and Irish Lions.
He toured Australia in 1905 and then the United Kingdom, France and North America with the 1905-06 'Originals'

He played a total of four test matches scoring 6 tries, which included 4 in a single game against England – a record which stood for several decades. His final test was the controversial loss to Wales in 1905.
Four tests and four of the most significant; The first ever test match for New Zealand – the first test against a British Lions side, a record 4 tries scored at Twickenham in this third and his final test the 'Match of the Century' - the disputed defeat by Wales in 1905.

From his 31 All Blacks games he scored 34 tries and kicked 2 conversions, an amazing strike rate. While on the professional New Zealand team’s UK tour he played eight tour matches becoming a very early dual international.
He did not to return to New Zealand following the final tour, instead staying behind in Great Britain to open a sports store in Gloucestershire and sign with the Merthyr Tydfil club. In 1912 he suffered an ankle injury and retired from the game, then opting to return to New Zealand.
According to author Christopher Tobin’s in his book on Duncan McGregor "Rugby Rebel: The All Black accused of being a traitor"

"Before leaving, McGregor gifted three of his most precious possessions to the landlord of the Ran Hotem in Gloucester – his original All Blacks jersey, a rugby ball signed by every member of the 1905 All Blacks and his test cap first awarded after the test against Great Britain at Athletic park in 1904"

Collection is currently in New Zealand and delivery is at the buyer’s expense.

PLEASE NOTE; The Buyer’s Premium is just 11% (Including GST)

The collection currently resides in Palmerston North in New Zealand and any transport is at the Buyer’s expense.

Each auction will remain OPEN for 5 minutes after the last bid has been made.
In the final stages, do not solely rely upon emails to advise if you have been overbid, delays with servers can occur – please check the actual auction site.
Hammer price subject to a buyer's premium of 11% (incl. GST for local buyers) – see AUCTION INFORMATION for more details. Delivery charges on application.

Peter Douglas-Davies