After trailing 5 points to 8, with only 10 minutes left for play, the Australian Rugby Union tourists pulled off a rousing victory-finish against Leinster in their first Irish fixture of the tour.
T.G.V. Leinster kick off. Ball is kicked to left side, and into scrum.
C.U. T.V.Pan. Scrum No.9. Horne 'Leinster' passes ball to No.10. G.Hardy.
T.G.V. Hardy passes ball back to another player who drops ball. Ball is kicked by Australian player.
T.S.V. No;2. R.DAWSON. 'Leinster' Forward gets ball, kicks ball up field out of play.
T.L.V. Leinster throw in. Referee gives 'off side'.
T.L.V. Referee gives penalty No.15. H.CONNOLLY takes penalty and scores.- Players back of field.
T.S.V. No. 26. J.Ryan tackling Irish Player, they fall to ground-ball goes over line. Referee waves flag.
T.V. No.11.Harvey-Australian takes penalty kick and misses.
S.C.U. "Mascot on flag stick"
T.V. Scrum down ball is kicked out. Australian player picks up ball. They go into scrum. Ball is thrown out. Australian player kicks ball up field. Player gets ball goes to kick ball back down field. He is barged ball goes over line. Australian player lands on top of it and scores.
T.V. Conversion by No.15. Scores. Player's back up field.
T.V. Scrum-ball is kicked out to No.13.O'Reilly who tries to pass but falls back into scrum.
T.L.V. No.7.Bailey Australia jumps on back of Leinster player, they go into scrum. No.18.M.Purkiss, Australia gets ball-runs and passes back to No.28.G.Vaughen, he loses ball to Leinster players.
T.V. No.11. R.Harvey Australian- running down field with ball, he is brought down, ball is kicked over line by No.7.Bailey-player lands on top of ball-scores, players walking up field.
L.V. Conversion taken by No.11.Harvey- he scores.
T.V. No.9. J.Phipos, Australian-running down field with ball- he passes player is brought down.
T.S.V. Scrum down.
T.G.V. Scrum breaks- ball is passed to Australian player-he passes it on. He is tackled.
S.V. Score board. AUSTRALIA -5. LEINSTER-8.
T.C.V. Mid field play-ball is kicked out of play.
T.L.V. Line up-throw in -Leinster player No.14. Brophy-with ball, he is brought down-ball is kicked towards camera -out of play. Score still LEINSTER-8. AUSTRALIA-5.
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Background: After trailing 5 points to 8, with only 10 minutes left for play, the Australian Rugby Union tourists pulled off a rousing victory-finish against Leinster in their first Irish fixture of the tour. The final score - Leinster 8 Australians 10.
Yet, the Wallabies had little cause for satisfaction as they trooped from the field at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. They have not yet shown nearly the form or promise of earlier Australian touring sides and this is their second victory, only, in some half dozen games.
Leinster went ahead within five minutes when Scotts was found a long way offside and Connolly kicked a penalty goal. Then Harvey kicked two goals for the Australians, first awarded against a scrummage infringement and second against offside.
The Irishmen retaliated, however, with a very good try from Hardy and subsequent conversion by Connolly. Stung to action, the Wallabies also hit back when Baily kicked over the line following a concerted movement and went on to score a try which Harvey converted.
The winning try and conversion came from Meadows and Harvey.