Prized rugby memorabilia up for auction

Braam van Straaten will host a Care4Kings’ rugby memorabilia online auction on Friday and Saturday.

All the earnings will go towards financially aiding the Kings players and staff after the franchise went into voluntary liquidation last month.

All of the auction items will be available online for viewing on Thursday at To be part of the live auction, you must register beforehand.

A number of players have donated rugby memorabilia for the auction, which include:

  • Braam van Straaten’s prized Springbok blazer.
  • A white 2019 World Cup Springbok jersey signed by the whole squad, donated by Bok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick.
  • A white Springbok jersey signed by former flank André Venter.
  • A Western Province jersey from the 2000 Currie Cup final and a framed Barbarians jersey.
  • A ball signed by all the Barbarians players and the glass medal that goes with it.
  • A signed Sharks jersey, donated by AJ Venter, from the team that played against the Bulls in the 2007 Super 14 final at Kings Park.
  • The Stormers jersey worn by hooker Tiaan Liebenberg during his Man of the Match performance against the Highlanders at Newlands in 2012.
  • A one-of-a-kind testimonial jersey signed by former England captain Martin Johnson, who played against a Jonah Lomu XV at Twickenham in 2005, donated by Danie Coetzee.
  • A framed cartoon artwork of all the players who were part of the Springboks' 1998 Tri-Nations title triumph, with their signatures.
  • A 2011 World Cup Springbok jersey signed by the whole squad from their opening game against Wales, donated by Dick Muir.

Upcoming event: Care4Kings golf day and gala dinner

Enjoy a day of golf at one of the most beautiful golfing courses in the Eastern Cape, Fish River Resorts, on Thursday, 26 November.

Price: R10,000 per four-ball (there are 20 four-balls available)

The price includes golf with golf carts, halfway house snack box, Care4Kings gala dinner, auction and prizegiving at the dinner, and accommodation (with breakfast) for a one-night stay at the Fish River Resort. To book, email Braam van Straaten at
For cash donations, please use the following banking details:

FNB Cheque Account      
Account No: 62870068650
Branch Code: 231002
When making the transfer, please use the reference: CARE4KINGS and your full name.