Goldie's rugby jersey
Jeff Wilson is not only remembered for the colour black. His blond locks and his ability to turn all he touched into gold, gave him the nickname Goldie. This is the last version of the All Black jersey to be produced by Canterbury. Jeff was a prolific try-scorer for the All Blacks between 1993 and 2002 as a winger and as a fullback. The number 14 on this shirt marks him as a winger. Jeff Wilson was one of the rare sportsmen who represented New Zealand in two codes. He played a series of One Day International cricket games against Australia in 1992–93, but with the introduction of the Super 12 rugby series the six-week overlap between the cricket and rugby season forced him to truncate his cricket career. When he retired from rugby at age 28 he returned to playing cricket and in 2005 donned a Black Cap for a series of one-day games. He was an exciting right-arm-fast-medium bowler as well as an explosive batsman until persistent injury forced him to retire. Read more about wearing the colour black in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Black: The history of black in fashion, society and culture in New Zealand.
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