SHIRTS worn by a Warrington Wolves player in the 1950s were valued at thousands of pounds on the Antiques Roadshow.

The Wire kits appeared on the show this evening, Sunday.

Included in the showing was a kit worn during the 1954 Challenge Cup final replay between Halifax and Warrington.

Warrington Guardian: David brought two of his grandfather's shirts to the valuationDavid brought two of his grandfather's shirts to the valuation (Image: BBC)

The match had to be replayed as the initial fixture ended in a 4-4 draw, and extra time was not an option in those days.

Taking place in May 1954, the replay ended with a Wire victory 8-4, in front of a record 102,569 spectators.

On Sunday evening, David Heathwood was featured on a repeat of Antiques Roadshow on BBC1, having brought forward two of his grandfather's match-worn shirts.

Austin Heathwood wore the white jersey with primrose and blue stripes on its chest during the famous replay versus Halifax.

The second shirt, which has the full primrose and blue striped pattern, was worn by Heathwood in the 1951 Championship final where the second-rower scored two tries for the Wire.

Austin Heathwood appeared 144 times for the Wire between 1949-58, scoring 21 tries.

Warrington Guardian: Signed programmes were also included in the collectionSigned programmes were also included in the collection (Image: BBC)

Broadcast originally last summer, the episode of Antiques Roadshow was filmed at Sefton Park Palm House, in Liverpool.

When David showed the match kits - as well as winner's medals and dinner programmes from the time - to the show's expert, he was staggered by the valuation.

David said: "The first kit was used at Wembley, and it was a draw, which was unheard of back then.

"There was a replay that was held in Odsal, up north in Bradford, so we've got both kits from the final.

"The crowd at the Odsal match was [almost] 110,000; it was the biggest sporting event in rugby league history."

The show's expert, Raj Bisram, described the pieces as 'a superb collection of rugby memorabilia.'

He added: "The fact that these are the original shirts, you've got all the original medals, even got the dinner receptions.

"I think these are just really nice."

Warrington Guardian: Austin's winner's medals were also on show on the Antiques RoadshowAustin's winner's medals were also on show on the Antiques Roadshow (Image: BBC)

Raj then asked if the collection had ever been valued, to which David said it had not.

The expert said: "I should think they'd be worth somewhere between £2,000 and £3,000.

"Thank you so much for bringing them to Roadshow."