All Black triumph is his­tory re­peated for Jack­son fam­ily

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

When the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup back in 1987, Mata­mata man Eric Jack­son was one of a few lucky Waikato res­i­dents to be pic­tured with the cov­eted prize.

Ex­actly 24 years later, Mr Jack­son’s grand­son Si­mon was also pho­tographed with the Rugby World Cup at the New Zealand Rugby Union’s head­quar­ters in Welling­ton fol­low­ing the All Blacks’ thrilling win in the final against France.

‘‘I don’t think there is an­other fam­ily in the world, let alone in New Zealand that would have been pho­tographed with the cup,’’ Mr Jack­son said. ‘‘I think it’s won­der­ful.’’ Mr Jack­son took copies of the pho­tos to Pic­tiur Per­fect where they were merged into one photo and framed.

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