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San Diego, CA (March 7, 2012) – Own a unique piece of rugby history while supporting youth and high school rugby in the United States by putting in the high bid for a replica England rugby jersey signed by eight of England’s and the game’s greats, including Martin Johnson, Will Carling, Lewis Moody, David Duckham, Brian Moore, Matt Dawson, Kyran Bracken and Mark Cueto.

The signatures were all collected at the thrilling Six Nations match between Wales and England which took place at Twickenham on February 25, 2012.

“The Rugby Foundation would like to thank all of these past great England players for their support,” said USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard. “A special thank you to Will and Lisa Carling who were instrumental in making the jersey signing a reality.”

The number of England caps won by the eight players who signed the jersey total an impressive 510 test matches. All eight toured with the British and Irish Lions and played in a total of 30 Lions games. This replica England jersey signed by some of the greatest players to have ever pulled on an England jumper is one of several jerseys from the England trip that will be up for auction in the coming weeks.

Not only will the high bidder of this replica England jersey receive a rugby memory that will last a lifetime but they will have the satisfaction of knowing that every cent from their winning bid will go towards the United States Rugby Foundation.

Photos of the signed jersey and more information about each of the eight English greats who signed it can be found on eBay, item #180836142647. The bidding will conclude at 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.