FOLLOWING on from the Barbarians v South game on Tuesday, a special limited-edition print for the Bill McLaren Foundation has been produced, writes Stuart Cameron.
The image (from the Southern Reporter) is taken from a 1988 match between the South of Scotland and Australia, and features two legends of the game – David Campese and Michael Lynagh – on the attack at Mansfield Park in front of a packed crowd with 10 of the South team in shot.
Fifty of these large prints were produced and to add value it was essential to throw in the wow factor.
So the task of tracking down some of the biggest names, who played for the South from the 1950s right up to the final game in 1995, began in order to have them sign the print.
More than 70 signatures are on each one, covering five decades. It’s an historical document and there will only ever be 50 worldwide.
Ten of these will be auctioned off at prestigious rugby dinners, but the remaining 40 are available to buy for just £120 each.
The aim is to raise between £5,000-£10,000 for the charity. It is a real investment people can enjoy daily as it hangs on their wall.
International stars such as Gregor Townsend, Jim Telfer, Tony Stanger, John Frame and Doddie Weir have all signed the print, and that’s just scratching the surface. We go back to the 1950s with Jim Inglis, Derek Brown and Arthur Dorward. Every signature tells a story.
Anyone who wishes to obtain one of these strictly limited-edition prints must contact secretary John Thorburn on 07929 655132 before they are gone forever.
Full list of signatures on the print: Michael Dods, John Jeffrey, Iain Paxton, Peter Dods, Bryan Redpath, John Rutherford, Roy Laidlaw, Jim Renwick, Gregor Townsend, Tony Stanger, Peter Robertson, Derek Brown, Eric Paxton, Robbie Welsh, Colin Anderson, Jim Hay, Ronnie Nichol, John Laing, Ian Barnes, Brian Renwick, John Gray, Norman Pender, Mick Linton, Jock Berthinussen, Rob Naylor, David Cranston, Neil Stevenson, Nat Carson, Elliot Broatch, Colin Telfer, Norman Suddon, Scott McColm, Graham Marshall, Jim Inglis, Arthur Dorward, Drew Broatch, Carl Hogg, Derrick Grant, John Frame, Keith Robertson, Peter Brown, Gordon Hunter, David Bell, Ewan Robbie, Thomas Ramage, Gary Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong, Kevin Barrie, Harry Hogg, Colin Hynd, Michael Pringle, Charlie Murdoch, Bert Hunter, Brian Law, Keith Sudlow, David Rose, Kevin Liddle, Robbie Lindores, George Turnbull, Gregor McKechnie, Rob Notman, Jim Telfer, Cammie Murray, Robbie Brown, John Dalziel, Hugh McLeod, Alastair Cranston, Craig Chalmers, Arthur Brown, Colin Deans, Doddie Weir, Jimmy Raeburn and Peter Townsend.