San Diego, Calif. - To support its A Ball 4 All program, the United States Rugby Football Foundation is auctioning off a USRFF leather rugby ball signed by over 50 past and present international players.
The 52 international players that signed the ball played in a total of 2,342 test matches and include some of the greatest players to have ever played the game, including Francois Pienaar, David Campese, Serge Blanco, Nick Farr-Jones, Philippe Sella, Neil Jenkins, Scott Quinnell, Will Carling, John Eales, Buck Shelford, David Kirk, Michael Jones, Zinzan Brooke, David Pocock, Thierry Dusautoir, and many, many more.
The list includes seven International Rugby Hall of Fame members; four players who played in at least 100 test matches; 14 players who won at least one Rugby World Cup; and many who captained their national teams.
“On behalf of the US Rugby Foundation, I want to thank all of the players for signing the ball and supporting our A Ball 4 All program," said USRFF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “I was very fortunate to meet up with or run into all these outstanding players and to a man, every one was very gracious in supporting our cause.”
Photos of the ball and more information about each of the players that signed it can be found on eBay, item #180761389214. The bidding will conclude at 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.