• Short Summary

    ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY) KEPT ALIVE THEIR CHANCE OF SHARING THE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN THEY DEFEATED SCOTLAND 8-3 TO RETAIN THE CALCUTTA CUP AT LONDON'S TWICKENHAM GROUND.

  • Description

    ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY) KEPT ALIVE THEIR CHANCE OF SHARING THE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN THEY DEFEATED SCOTLAND 8-3 TO RETAIN THE CALCUTTA CUP AT LONDON'S TWICKENHAM GROUND. BUT THEIR PERFORMANCE LACKED POLISH AGAINST THE DETERMINED SCOTTISH DEFENCE.

    THE ENGLISH TEAM IS DUE TO MEET WALES IN CARDIFF NEXT MONTH, AND MUST BEAT THEM TO SHARE THE INTERNATIONAL TITLE WITH IRELAND.

    ENGLAND'S CENTREMAN, DAVID DUCKAM, PROVED THE MATCH-WINNER TODAY WITH TWO TRIES -- ONE OF WHICH WAS CONVERTED.

    IT WAS 20 MINUTES BEFORE ENGLAND REACHED SCOTLAND'S 25-YARD LINE AND CLOSE TO HALF-TIME BEFORE THEY SCORED.

    FROM A LINE-OUT IN ENGLAND'S HALT, JOHN FINLAN KICKED AHEAD. DUCKAM SNAPPED THE BALL FROM FULLBACK COLIN BLAIKIE'S HANDS AND RAN THROUGH FOR A TRY. BOB HILLER CONVERTED.

    THE SCOTS PRESSED HARD, BUT UNRELIABLE GOAL-KICKING PROVED THEIR DOWNFALL. BLAIKIE MISSED THREE KICKABLE PENALTIES, AND WILSON LAUDER FAILED WITH ANOTHER.

    ENGLAND SCORED AGAIN AFTER 17 MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF, WITH DUCKAM ONCE MORE ON THE SPOT TO TAKE POSSESSION AND DODGE PAST TO TOUCH DOWN. HILLER THIS TIME MISSED THE CONVERSION.

    TWENTY MINUTES LATER, PETER BROWN LANDED A PENALTY TRIAL FROM VICE OUT ON ENGLAND'S 25-YARD LINE TO PUT SCOTLAND ON THE SCOREBOARD BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO CUT THE GAP ANY FURTHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PDZ5BE9Q9GBQO0IYN9W83TVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PDZ5BE9Q9GBQO0IYN9W83TVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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