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"Isn't that William Webb Ellis?" "The lad who first picked up the ball and ran with it?" "Thumbed his nose at the beautiful game!" "And ultimately screwed up the Auckland waterfront!!" 18 November, 2006.

Reference Number: DCDL-0002694

A group of elderly male angels stand around on a cloud wondering who the strange angel is. It is William Webb Ellis who was the first to pick up the ball and run with it, credited with originating the game of rugby. The William Webb Ellis Cup is presented to the winner of the Rugby World Cup. In the cartoon he is being blamed for the Auckland waterfront furore over the building of the Rugby World Cup stadium.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to William Webb Ellis, World Cup (Rugby football), Angels, Rugby football players and Stadiums.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1123 x 868. Single art work

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