The Welsh gave their supporters at Cardiff Arms Park a Fively and at times glittering display of fast-moving Rugby open the defeated the French by two tries and four penalty goals ???
The Welsh gave their supporters at Cardiff Arms Park a Fively and at times glittering display of fast-moving Rugby open the defeated the French by two tries and four penalty goals ??? two penalty goals. But until the Welsh scored their first ??? ten minutes after the interval both sides had level honours in holding each other at bay.
Wales went ahead in the first half in a penalty-kicking competition between Barry John and Villepreux. The French certain produced two huge kicks from beyond he half-way line, ??? Barry John kicked three shorter ones with apparent ease.
In the second half, John kicked a fourth penalty to break a 60-year record - his 90 points for Wales beating the ??? aggregate of Jack Bancroft in the early years of the century. Excellent tries from Gerald Davies and Bevan complete the Welsh triumph.
SYNOPSIS: At Cardiff Arms Park, Wales in the dark shorts kicked off against a powerful French line-up.
Penalty to France, and the French captain Villepreux unleashes a giant kick from the French half.
Penalty to Wales, and a confident Barry John puts the home side back on level terms. A few minutes late another John kick gives Wales the lead.
A French infringement in the scrum gives Wales Another penalty. And the ever-popular Barry John kicks another goal to put Wales further ahead and raise cheers from the Welsh crowd.
Another French Penalty, and another gigantic kick from Villepreux.
With the half time score at 9-6 both sides could claim equal honours in attack ad defence. But in the second half the Welsh broke through, Gerald Davies getting the touch-down by the flag.
John scored yet another penalty to take Wales to 16 points, before Wales sept through the French defence again, It was Bevan who scored the try. after a neat kick-ahead of which any winger would have been proud.
And the final score: Wales 20, France.