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Fourth test, Eden Park, 1956

Rugby ball
Rugby ball 1956, Watts Sports Depot Limited (1935–1959), New Zealand. Purchased 2007. Te Papa

In 1956, Don 'The Boot' Clarke kicked this ball at Eden Park, Auckland, to seal the All Blacks' first ever series win over the Springboks. At the final whistle, the crowd responded as if New Zealand had won a war.

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