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Scarves on Statues – Dave Gallaher

Dave Gallaher was born in Ireland in 1873, he migrated to New Zealand when he was 5 years old, fought in the Boer War, and died on the World War I battlefield of Passchendaele, Belgium, aged 43. In between times, he played 26 times for the Auckland rugby team and in 1905, found his place in history as the first ever captain of the All Blacks. But we won’t hold that against him.

The 1905 ‘Originals’ toured Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, France and Canada, only losing one game to the Welsh at Cardiff Arms Park. There is no Welsh team at Euro 2012 thank goodness, but if Italy are to lift the trophy, they will have to get past Ireland in the group stages (not that easy if USA ’94 is anything to go by) and quite possibly England or France in the quarter finals. They are off to a great start!

This somewhat Stalinesque statue stands outside the home of New Zealand and Auckland rugby, Eden Park.

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here]

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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots football enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent club on earth - A.S. Roma. More info (including e-mail address) can be found here: https://in-the-back-of-the.net/about/

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