Shattered NRL legend loses premiership ring as he accidentally donates it to the Salvation Army
Shattered NRL legend loses his premiership ring after accidentally putting it in a donation bag he made to The Salvation Army: ‘It means the world to me’
- NRL hardman Marc Glanville threw away his prized 1997 premiership ring
- It developed when Newcastle Knights great moved house last weekend
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Newcastle Knights legend Marc Glanville is devastated after losing his 1997 premiership ring under mysterious circumstances.
The 56-year-old accidentally threw away the individual piece of rugby league history, as well as his wedding ring and a watch, when he was moving from home in the Hunter region north of Sydney.
Glanville kindly donated several items to a Salvation Army store in Jesmond on Sunday, but did not want to include the ring he received after playing in the club’s historic win over Manly.
He soon realized the error of his ways.
“I curse myself for not checking (the bag),” Glanville said. NBN News.
Newcastle Knights legend Marc Glanville is heartbroken after losing his 1997 ARL premiership ring under bizarre circumstances
Glanville accidentally threw away the individual piece of rugby league history (pictured) when he moved from home in the Hunter region, north of Sydney last weekend
“Losing that final big ring is very special and brings back a lot of memories. It means the world to me.’
A frantic Glanville posted on social media about his situation on Wednesday after Salvos volunteers were unable to locate the bag in question.
The bag is believed to have been picked up by a passerby when the store was closed.
Glanville has pleaded that anyone who finds his prime ministerial ring contact the police, and is prepared to offer a reward.
“If you’re a Knights fan, I’m more than happy to have a jersey signed and you can hang it on your wall,” he said.
Glanville was kind enough to donate various items to a Salvation Army shop on Sunday, including the ring he received after playing in the club’s historic grand final over Manly in 1997.
Glanville took to Facebook in the hope that his prime ministerial ring, wedding ring and watch can be located.
Glanville made his first grade debut with the St George Dragons in 1986 before joining the Knights when they joined the competition two years later.
He played it safe in a 22-16 win over the Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium in 1997, when Darren Albert’s last try secured a maiden title for Newcastle.
Glanville retired in 1999 after two seasons with Leeds Rhinos in the English Super League and currently works locally for Scaffconnect.