Canterbury Rugby Jersey: Andy Ellis
One red and black polyester Canterbury rugby jersey with sponsor logos for AMI Insurance, Tui beer, KooGa, ITM and Scenic Hotels on the front, rear and sleeves; signed on the front by halfback Andy Ellis and on the rear by the entire Canterbury team. The jersey was worn by Ellis in the free morale boosting ITM Cup match between Canterbury and Wellington on 25 September 2010 following the 4 September earthquake.
The jerseys worn by the Canterbury team that played Wellington in the ITM Cup match held on 25 September 2010 at AMI Stadium Christchurch were all auctioned off in a fundraiser for Canterbury following the 4 September 2010 earthquake. Held via online auction website Trade Me, over $26,000 was raised for the Red Cross emergency earthquake fund. All the jerseys were signed on the front by the player who had worn it. This jersey was worn by Andy Ellis who scored a try early in the second half of the match. The back of the jersey has been signed by the entire team who played in the free morale-boosting match attended by over 30,000 spectators.