Ten Years of Pride, Passion and Partnership. – Limited Edition Boxset with high quality photographs of the All Blacks, Lineup of the Team – Members on a fancy acrylic plate as well as a beautifully produced book about the “All Blacks” Team from 1999 – 2009. Executive Gift from Adidas to a limited number of Officials on the New Zealand Rugby Union Team. This stunning boxset was produced only in a limited edition of 160.
Adidas, 2009. Folio. The boxset includes: 120 page book with photographs, beautifully illustrated / 15 beautifully produced high-quality photographs on cardboard (for framing) – titled and with a story to each photograph on the back / Acrylic Plate with Lineup of the Team / Vintage Mouthpeace “Mana” (unused) / Original Hardcover / Full brown leather box with “quanco” – design on cover, tied with shoelace. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This boxset was never publicly available for purchase.
The photographs include:
Scrum I – The All Blacks front row: Greg Sommerville, Mark Hammet and Craig Dowd – All Blacks vs. Tonga, North Harbour Stadium, Albany, 16 June 2000.
Team – The All Blacks after the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup test match – All Blacks vs. Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, 27 July 2007.
Records – Doug Howlett scores a try – All Blacks vs. Wales, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, 23 November 2002.
Cultures – Tana Umagacelebrates a Jonah Lomu try. All Blacks vs. South Africa, Carisbrook, Dunedin, 10 July 1999.
Captains – Richie McCaw during the Final Tri Nations game in 2006. All Blacks vs. Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, 19 August 2006.
(Listing all the Captains from 1999 to 2008: Taine Randell / Todd Blackadder / Anton Oliver / Reuben Thorne / Tana Umaga / Richie McCaw / Jerry Collins / Rodney So’oialo.
Kia Kaha – Rodney So’oialo is tackled – All Blacks vs. Wales, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, 23 November 2002.
Conversions – Dan Carter kicks for a goal – All Blacks vs. France, StadeGerland, Lyon, 11 November 2006.
Haka – The All Blacks performing the Haka prior to the match – All Blacks vs. England, Twickenham, London, 9 November 2002.
Total Rugby – Joe Rokocoko scores a try – All Blacks vs. England. Twickenham, London, 5 November 2006.
Essence of Rugby – The All Blacks captain Anton Oliver in defeat during the Bledisloe Cup Clash – All Blacks vs. Australia, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 1 September 2001.
Product – Richie Mc Caws boots during the filming of the adidas “Of this Earth” TV-Commercial – Christchurch, March 2007.
Scrum II – Carl Hyman, Keven Mealamu and Kees Meeuws setting a Scrum. All Blacks vs. England, Carisbrook, Dunedin, 12 June 2004.
3 P’s of Rugby
I: Postion – “Be in Position to win a ball” – Ali Williams wins a lineout – All Blacks vs. England, Twickenham, London, 9 November 2002
II: Possession – “Secure Possession of the ball when in support of a player” – Norm Maxwell supports Marty Holah in a Bledisloe Cup match. All Blacks vs. Australia, Stadium Australia, Sydney, 1 September 2001.
III: Pace – “A change of pace can be devastating…and often leads to great tries !!!” – Christian Cullen in action. All Blacks vs. Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, 24 July 1999.