Cape Town - Former All Black backline player Leon MacDonald is gutted after priceless rugby jerseys were stolen from his house.
According to the Stuff.co.nz website, the jerseys were stolen from the garage of MacDonald's house in Blenheim early on Sunday morning.
The jerseys were among about 20 in a black
carrier bag which two teenage boys stole from a garage adjoining the family
home. Two other bags containing more jerseys were not touched.
MacDonald said he and his wife Hayley were
returning home about 01:00 from a night in town when they disturbed the
He said the teenagers claimed they were
there to meet someone at that address. They verbally threatened the couple
before taking off on foot.
MacDonald, who turned 37 on Sunday, said he
felt "gutted" losing the jerseys.
Among the missing items are All Blacks
jerseys with the date, game and his name embroidered on them, a 2005 British
and Irish Lions jersey and others from Australia, South Africa, England, France
MacDonald said the Lions jersey was the one
he prized most.
He played 56 Tests for the All Blacks
between 2000 and 2008.