All Black Don Clarke's Rugby Boot; Unknown; Unknown; F70


All Black Don Clarke's Rugby Boot

About this object

Still boasting original Lancaster Park dirt on its sprigs, colossal 1.88m fullback Don 'The Boot' Clarke wore this on his legendary debut against the 1956 Springboks in Christchurch. Kicking the decisive penalties in the final two tests, Don and his boot helped the All Blacks win their first ever series over the Springboks, described by one rugby writer as "the most bitterly-fought series in history". The fullback position was his for a further eight years and in that time he was a match winner beyond compare, scoring a whopping 781 points for New Zealand over 89 matches (including eight tries).



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Medium and Materials

Leather, Aluminium


16cm(H) x 9.5cm( widest part)x29.5cm(length )

Credit Line

Donated April 1969 by Don Clarke

Object Type

Rugby Boot

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Canes fan 14 May 2017 08:47 AM,UTC

That boot is an O'Briens boot.

madabout13 26 Aug 2015 05:00 AM,UTC

Hello, could you let me know how I could purchase the copyright to print this image? I'll like to reprint this as a poster for my home.

Thank you.

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