• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH LIONS RUGBY TEAM HAD THE BIGGEST WIN OF THEIR SOUTHERN AFRICA TOUR SO FAR WHEN THEY BEAT RHODESIA BY32 POINTS TO SIX IN THEIR MATCH IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE BRITISH LIONS RUGBY TEAM HAD THE BIGGEST WIN OF THEIR SOUTHERN AFRICA TOUR SO FAR WHEN THEY BEAT RHODESIA BY32 POINTS TO SIX IN THEIR MATCH IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (MONDAY). THE MATCH TOOK PLACE AFTER WIDESPREAD PROTESTS IN BRITAIN AGAINST THE LIONS GOING TO RHODESIA, AND TWO OF THE TEAM MEMBERS RESIGNED THEIR JOBS OVER THE ISSUE.

    A CROWD OF 200 WERE AT THE AIRPORT WHEN THE LIONS ARRIVED - THEIR VISIT COMING SHORTLY AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE MCC CRICKET PARTY WOULD NOT BE VISITING RHODESIA DURING THEIR FORTHCOMING TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    IN THE MATCH, THE LIONS HAD TO BATTLE HARD FOR EVERY YARD OF GROUND IN THE FIRST HALF, AND LED ONLY 6-3 AT THE INTERVAL. THEY LOOKED DISORGANISED AND LACKED COHESION. ERRORS WERE QUICKLY SEIZED ON BY THE RHODESIANS. IT WAS ONLY ABOUT MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND HALF THAT THINGS BEGAN TO GO RIGHT FOR THE LIONS.

    THE RHODESIAN DEFENCE CRUMBLED INTO TOTAL DISORDER, AND THE BRITISH LIONS RAN AWAY WITH THE MATCH, SCORING THREE QUICK TRIES WHICH SETTLED THE ISSUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13LOLQX7RWDMLSVDJN1AOM3L8
    Media URN:
    VLVA13LOLQX7RWDMLSVDJN1AOM3L8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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