What's the real story behind this picture? (Click on 'Favourite Photos' here.)

What's the real story behind this picture? (Click on 'Favourite Photos' here.)

Keith Quinn in front of Ellis Park's Quinn Bread sign - 1976

28 February 2015

This is me at Ellis Park in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1976. Why did this young reporter want to have his picture taken right there? It wasn't just because my name was on the building behind. Click on 'Favourite Photos' here to read about that location's fascinating and sad role in South African rugby history.

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  • 5 April 2016 (8 years ago)


    Hi Keith. Jack van der Schuyff missing a match-winning conversion against the '55 Lions at this ground. Quinns Bakery is the backdrop to that photo of the ball sailing off to the left of the posts, with van der Schuyff hanging his head in disappointment.

  • 7 March 2015 (9 years ago)


    In 1953 when Waikato played Manawatu the two halfbacks were the late Pat Greene for Waikato and Bill Donaldson for Manawatu. 24 year later their sons were the All Blacks halfbacks in 1977 tour of France . I’d venture this is unique in New Zealand rugby two opposing players whose sons became All Blacks playing exactly the same positions their Dads did for the same province