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San Diego, CA (February 28, 2012) – Celebrate Wales 2012 Triple Crown while supporting youth and high school rugby in the United States by putting in the high bid for a replica Wales rugby jersey signed by four of Wales and the game’s all-time greats: Gareth Edwards, Phil Bennett, Ieuan Evans and Robert Jones.

The signatures were all collected at this past weekend’s thrilling Six Nations Welsh victory over England at Twickenham.

“The Rugby Foundation thanks Gareth, Phil, Ieuan and Robert for their support,” said USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard. “To have these players, some of the best to have ever played the game, support our cause speaks volumes about them as rugby players and individuals.”

Edwards, Bennett and Evans are all inductees of the International Rugby Hall of Fame while Jones is considered one of Wales’ best ever scrumhalves.

Not only will the high bidder of this replica Wales 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 US Rugby Foundation.

Photos of the signed jersey and more information about each of the four Welsh legends who signed it can be found on eBay, item #180831217322. The bidding will conclude at 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

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