Before the friendly match of the All Blacks against the Azzurri and to honour the display of a 1905 All Blacks jersey, the Museum organized a warm dinner in its exhibition halls.
We found Stephen Berg, the director of the New Zealand All-Blacks Museum, who did not leave his 1905 jersey unwatched for as long as he was in Italy.
A delegation from the mayor of Toyota in Japan that joined us was very interesting. The Rugby World Cup will be played there next year and they are interested in offering a space for the Museum of Rugby Mud and Sweat to mount an exhibition of some of its rare and special pieces.
It is always a joy to return to these halls and follow the museum in its splendid growth.