• Short Summary

    GREAT BRITAIN TODAY (SATURDAY) BEAT AUSTRALIA BY 16 POINTS TO FIVE IN THE THIRD AND FINAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEST PLAYED AT HEADINGLEY, LEEDS.

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    GREAT BRITAIN TODAY (SATURDAY) BEAT AUSTRALIA BY 16 POINTS TO FIVE IN THE THIRD AND FINAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEST PLAYED AT HEADINGLEY, LEEDS.THE "ASHES" GO TO AUSTRALIA WHO WON THE FIRST TWO TESTS IN CONVINCING FASHION.

    TODAY'S CLASH WAS MARRED BY BRAWLS, LATE TACKLES AND INDISCRIMINATE KICKING.TWO AUSTRALIANS AND ONE ENGLISH PLAYER WERE SENT OFF DURING THE COURSE OF PLAY.THE GROUND WAS HEAVY FROM OVERNIGHT RAIN AND VISIBILITY WAS POOR BECAUSE OF MIST.

    IT WAS A MATCH PLAYED AT SPEED AND WITH GREAT ZEST AND DREW THE COMMENT FROM A RADIO REPORTER: "THIS WAS RED-BLOODED RUGBY; ONE OF THE TOUGHEST GAMES I'VE WITNESSED IN 30 YEARS." THE GREAT BRITAIN SIDE, IN CONTRAST TO ITS TWO EARLIER PERFORMANCES, PLAYED INSPIRED FOOTBALL AND RARELY LOOKED LIKE FORGETTING THEIR EARLY ESTABLISHED SUPERIORITY.THE MATCH WAS PLAYED BEFORE A PACKED, PARTISAN AUDIENCE.

    SCORERS WERE: GREAT BRITAIN, WARD, STOPFORD, SMITH AND FOX TRIES, FOX TWO GOALS 16; AUSTRALIA, IRVINE TRY, LANGLANDS GOAL, 5.

    (AUSTRALIA HAS NEVER WON A TEST ON THE HEADINGLEY GROUND, BUT THE TOURISTS' WILL TAKE HOME THE HONOUR OF BEING THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN SIDE TO WIN SERIES ON BRITISH SOIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XN0JCTEDY2DHS9N6LVOZM8GF
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XN0JCTEDY2DHS9N6LVOZM8GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1963
    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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