Auction Date: 30/09/2015 at 10:30 am
Rare 1980 British Lions Tour to South Africa Tour bag – issued to Dr Jack Matthews (Past Lions and Wales Int) c/w official British Lions bag tag and labels – overall (VG) Note: Jack Matthews, OBE (21 June 1920 – 18 July 2012) was a Welsh physician and rugby union international who played first-class club rugby for Cardiff and Newport. Along with Bleddyn Williams, Matthews formed a centre partnership which is regarded as one of the finest in the game. Matthews won 17 caps for Wales and six with the British Lions, though his career was curtailed by the Second World War. Matthews was a general practitioner by profession and travelled with the 1980 Lions on their tour of South Africa as the team doctor.