• Short Summary

    The Rugby Union President's Overseas XV put in a storming finish at Twickenham today (Saturday) to swamp England 28 - 11 in the last of the four matches by the Overseas team to celebrate the centenary of the English Rugby Union.

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    The Rugby Union President's Overseas XV put in a storming finish at Twickenham today (Saturday) to swamp England 28 - 11 in the last of the four matches by the Overseas team to celebrate the centenary of the English Rugby Union.

    All England's point were scored by full-back Bob Hiller, who kicked two penalties and converted his own try.

    The star-studded overseas side, held 3-3 at half-time, crossed the line for five tries in the second half, all of them converted by Villepreux (france). The scorers were Marais (S. Africa) (1), Williams (New Zealand) (3) and Kirkpatrick (New Zealand) (2).

    The president of the Rugby Union, Sir William Ramsey, gathered together some of the greatest names of the decade in international rugby for the series of four matches. The team, headed by Brian Lochore, had little difficulty in defeating three regional sides it met earlier in the series.

    SYNOPSIS: At Twickenham, England full-back Bob Hiller was in fine kicking form for the final Rugby Union centenary game against the President's Overseas fifteen. He kicked two penalties and later converted his own try to score all England's eleven points in the match.

    But Hiller's kicks and some good scrum play by England (playing in white) were not enough to equal the superb passing of the three- quarterline they had to face. This blistering attack was from New Zealand winger Bryan Williams.

    Villepreux of France with one of his five successful conversions.

    A break from the scrum once again has England in trouble. Fast and accurate handling gets the ball out to Williams for another try to dazzle the 60,000-strong crowd.

    Another scrum, this time won by England....but not for long. The President's men soon transform it into another devastating three-quarter attack, and this time Williams scores under the post to give Villepreux the easiest of kicks.

    Not England's day, but a brilliant game of rugby and a fitting climax to the centenary celebrations, with the President's internationals winning all their four matches.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y2JF5L3ULKO1N1HESL3U2ZOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y2JF5L3ULKO1N1HESL3U2ZOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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