• Short Summary

    The English Lions kick off in the First Rugby Union Test yesterday in Brisbane - a scrappy match in which the Lions defeated Australia by seventeen points to six.

  • Description

    1.
    LS Kickoff
    0.11

    2.
    Lineout
    14 ft

    3.
    CA Crowd
    16 ft

    4.
    Donald (5) first unsuccessful pently for Australia
    21 ft

    5.
    Two Lions Managers, Glasgow and Wilson
    23 ft

    6.
    Lineout and ruck
    29 ft

    7.
    CA Crowd
    31 ft

    8.
    Lineout, Lions in possession O'Reilly scores
    43 ft

    9.
    Scoreboard, British Isles 3-0
    45 ft

    10.
    Hewit fails to convert for Lions
    49 ft

    11.
    CA Crowd
    51 ft

    12.
    Play, Australia kicks off
    55 ft

    13.
    Scrum, Australia wins ball, summons dumped
    65 ft

    14.
    CA Crowd
    66 ft

    15.
    Penalty kick by Australia
    70 ft


    Lions take ball
    77 ft


    CA Crowd
    79 ft

    18.
    Lineout, Britain wins
    87

    19.
    CA Crowd
    88 ft

    20.
    Lineout, Britain wins
    91 ft

    21.
    CA Crowd
    92 ft

    22.
    Hewitt kicks penalty goal for Britain
    96 ft

    23.
    Scoreboard, British Isles 6-0
    99 ft

    24.
    General play, loose ball, Morton gathers
    105 ft

    25.
    CA Crowd
    107 ft

    26.
    Donald (Australia) kids second goal
    111 ft

    27.
    Scoreboard, British Isles 6 Australia 6
    113 ft

    28.
    MS CA Choir singers, halftime
    116 ft

    29.
    Lineout, Jeeps to Risman
    122 ft

    30.
    CA Crowd
    124 ft

    31.
    Australia attacks, Diett picks up
    133 ft

    32.
    CA Crowd
    135 ft

    33.
    Scrum won by Lions, Scotland's field goal
    139 ft

    34.
    CA Crowd last shot
    141 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The English Lions kick off in the First Rugby Union Test yesterday in Brisbane - a scrappy match in which the Lions defeated Australia by seventeen points to six. In possession, Australian halfback Connor who tries to pass to left winger Donald, but is forced out over the line. Both sides were affected by nerves and the Brisbane heat, which was around seventy degrees for most of the match.

    Australia's first penalty. Donald misses from twenty five yards out. His next three attempts also failed. These four goals could have snatched an Australian victory by one point.

    From this lineout and ruck, the Lions Halfback Jeeps goes the blind side and passes back into the forwards. But the move fails. After five minutes of play there was still no score, but from the following lineout won by Australia, Lions breakaway Ken Smith bustles his way through gathers the ball but runs into trouble. But a quick heel puts the Lions on the attack. Nippy five eighth Bev Risman starts a movement in which fullback Ken SCOTLAND joins to send dashing Irish winger O'Reilly in for the British Isles' first try.

    The conversion attempt for the Lions by Hewitt fails. After that the match settled down into a game of errors with bad handling, too much individualist work, and over use of the line kick.

    Australia's five eighth goes down, and it's anybody's ball until Australia's right winger Morton comes to the rescue and gathers. Morton makes some headway before passing to full back Lenehan who runs into Lions out centre. Price O'Reilly gets the ball, but there's an infringement. Referee Mr. O'Callaghan held up play for many breaches. Australia received seventeen free kicks and the British Isles ten.

    Price takes the ball for the Lions, sends it away to O'Reilly, who heads for the touchline but is well dumped by Lenehan, Australia's fullback. Lenehan repeatedly came in with crashing tackles to end many British drives for the line. Here Jeeps gets the ball to Risman who passes to Price, onto Hewitt with fullback Scotland joining in, then to winger Jackson who is stopped by Lenehan.

    The crowd of twenty thousand several times heckled the Lions play, but the British team always held the lead throughout the game. With this kick by Hewitt, the Lions put another three points on the board.

    Moreton for Australia gets the ball smartly away to halfback Connor, who runs into trouble, Lions Halfback Jeeps in possession now, but he's caught by Australian second rower Miller.

    Cue : Donald kicks after crowd
    Donald makes certain of this free kick for Australia. His second successful attempt, close on half time.

    From this lineout, Jeeps to Risman to Hewitt, who quickly grubber kicks, but the ball is taken by Connor who is forced out of touch.

    Australia goes on the attack. In centre Len Diette gathers and passes back to Fullback Lenehan, who is jammed for space and is well stopped by the Lions.

    British fullback Ken Scotland kicked this superb goal, a highlight of the Lions' seventeen-six victory over Australia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BSHJ8HANDX4I7RWW0RF1KT3E
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BSHJ8HANDX4I7RWW0RF1KT3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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