Lot 316That Kick, Those Boots! The Adidas match worn...

Auction Date: 28/03/2019 at 11am

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That Kick, Those Boots! The Adidas match worn boots by record distance-kicker Paul Thorburn, Wales v Scotland, 1986: Paul holds the record for the longest successful kick in an international test match (although not the longest in Rugby Union as a whole). He gained the record during the 1986 Five Nations Championship at Cardiff Arms Park with a penalty kick measuring exactly 70 yards 8.5 inches (64.2m) against Scotland. He has kindly donated the famous footwear and a framed copper copy of the Western Mail's printing block of their graphic illustrating the successful superstrike. Very desirable and historic memorabilia for an entirely worthwhile cause - the Trust set up by the admirable ex-Scottish lock Doddie Weir in aid of research into motor neurone disease from which he is suffering.

Hammer Price: £2200.00

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