• Short Summary

    A RECORD CROWD OF 75,000 SPECTATOR SAW ENGLAND HOLD THE POWERFUL SCOTTISH PACK TO A DRAW IN THE CALCUTTA CUP RUGBY INTERNATIONAL, MAR 17, AT MURRAYFIELD IN EDINBURGH.

  • Description

    A RECORD CROWD OF 75,000 SPECTATOR SAW ENGLAND HOLD THE POWERFUL SCOTTISH PACK TO A DRAW IN THE CALCUTTA CUP RUGBY INTERNATIONAL, MAR 17, AT MURRAYFIELD IN EDINBURGH. THE GAME ENDED IN A DRAW WITH BOTH SIDES SCORING THREE POINTS FROM PENALTY GOALS.

    ENGLAND, WHO WERE EXPECTED TO FALL TO THE SIDE THAT HAS ALREADY HUMBLED IRELAND AND WALES, WERE AT TIME UNDER DESPERATE PRESSURE FROM THE STORMING SCOTTISH FORWARDS. TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST-HALF IT WAS ONLY THE COOL HEAD AND CLEAR KICKING OF FULL-BACK WILCOX THAT SAVED THEM.

    WILCOX OPENED THE SCORE AFTER 24-MINUTES PLAY WITH A SHOCK PENALTY AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY. SCOTTISH FULL-BACK KEN SCOTLAND HAD SEVERAL ATTEMPTS BUT IT WAS ONLY JUST BEFORE HALF-TIME THAT HE SCORED WITH A PENALTY FROM FORTY YARDS OUT, MAKING THE SCORE THREE POINTS EACH.

    OPENING THE SECOND-HALF THE ENGLISH SIDE, LED BY THEIR SCRUM-HALF AND CAPTAIN, DICKIE JEEPS, MADE A SERIES OF RAIDS ON THE SCOTTISH LINE. GOOD COVERING BY THE HOME SIDE'S BACK ROW MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE ENGLISHMEN TO BREAK THROUGH.

    DESPERATELY TRYING TO ESTABLISH COMMANDING LEAD THE SCOTS FORWARDS HAMMERED AT THE ENGLISH DEFENCE. THE SUPERIOR WEIGHT OF THE SCOTTISH PACK GAVE THEM A GOOD SHARE OF THE BALL BUT ENGLAND WERE ABLE TO HOLD OUT THE FINAL WHISTLE.

    TEAMS: SCOTLAND: K.J.F. SCOTLAND; A.R. SMITH; J.J. McPARTLIN; I.H.P. LAUGHLAND; R.C. COWAN; G.H WADDELL; S. COUGHTRIE; H.F. McLEOD; N.S. BRUCE; D.M.D. ROLLO; E.H. TEN BOS;M.J.CAMPBELL - LAMERTON;R.J.C. GLASGOW; J. DOUGLAS; K.I. ROSS;
    ENGLAND: J.G. WILLCOX; A.C.B. HURST; A.M. ???ERWOOD; J.M. DEE; J. ROBERTS; D.A. JUDD; S.A.M. ???ODGSON; P.T. WRIGHT; T.A. PARGETTER; V.S.J. JARDING; P.G.D. ROBBINS; P.J. TAYLOR; S.J. PURDY;
    REFEREE:# K.K. KELLEHERE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA64U62AY3KGEKXVOOXIBF8QKPT
    Media URN:
    VLVA64U62AY3KGEKXVOOXIBF8QKPT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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