Signed glove fetches $1200

A boxing glove signed by David Tua and Shane Cameron fetched the top price of $1200 during an auction on Saturday held to boost funds for the Cromwell Rugby Club.

The annual auction and banquet is the club's main fundraiser and should result in "several thousand dollars" for the club, committee member Glen Christiansen said.

It was too soon yesterday to give a final tally, as expenses were yet to be deducted, butthe club would use the money it netted to foster the sport of rugby in Cromwell.

Two more teams, a senior B side and an under-18 team, had been entered by Cromwell in the competition this year.

"It's important to look after them, because they are the future of our rugby, so that's where some of our money will be going," Mr Christiansen said.

The auction was attended by 180 people and guest speaker Keith Quinn was a great drawcard, he said.

Nineteen lots came under the hammer, with rugby memorabilia making up most of the items.

A Richie McCaw autographed boot fetched $400 and a Goldfields Jet trip for 12 people was sold at auction for $1100.


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