• Short Summary

    ENGLAND AND IRELAND DREW 6-6 IN THEIR RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL MATCH AT TWICKENHAM TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    ENGLAND AND IRELAND DREW 6-6 IN THEIR RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL MATCH AT TWICKENHAM TODAY (SATURDAY).

    ENGLAND ENJOYED THE BEST OF THE OPENING HALF, AND DESERVED THEIR INTERVAL LEAD OF 6-3, BUT THEIR PACK FELL AWAY BADLY IN THE FACE OF IRISH PRESSURE IN THE SECOND HALF.

    WING-FORWARD JIMMY GREENWOOD, PLAYING IN HIS FIRST INTERNATIONAL, SCORED A TRY FOR ENGLAND. AND FULL-BACK DON RUTHERFORD LANDED A PENALTY GOAL, FOR IRELAND, FULL-BACK TOM KIERNAN KICKED A PENALTY GOAL, AND LEFT-WING PAT MCGRATH WENT OVER FOR A TRY.

    IT WAS AN EXCITING BUT SCRAPPY GAME, AND NEITHER SIDE WAS OF THE CLASS OF WALES OR FRANCE, WHO OCCUPY THE FIRST TWO PLACES IN THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

    RUGBY HISTORY WAS MADE WITH BERNARD MARIE, A CHIEF OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE BANK OF FRANCE, REFEREEING THE MATCH. HE IS THE FIRST FRENCHMAN TO TAKE CHARGE OF A GAME IN THE FIVE-NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

    ENGLAND TOOK THE LEAD AFTER 15 MINUTES WHEN KIERNAN FAILED TO FIELD A HIGH PENALTY KICK. THE BALL WENT LOOSE NEAR THE CORNER FLAG AND GREENWOOD DIVED OVER FOR AN UNCONVERTED TRY. IRELAND WERE LEVEL EIGHT MINUTES LATER WHEN KIERNAN LANDED A 40-YARD PENALTY AFTER GREENWOOD HAD BEEN CAUGHT OFF-SIDE IN A TIGHT SCRUM, BUT ENGLAND WERE AHEAD AGAIN WITHIN TWO MINUTES. RUTHERFORD KICKED A 35-YEAR PENALTY AWARDED FOR A SCRUM INFRINGEMENT.

    IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 25TH MINUTE OF THE SECOND HALF THAT IRELAND DREW LEVEL AGAIN. ENGLAND FLY-HALF TOM BROPHY WAS CAUGHT IN POSSESSION IN MID-FIELD AND THE BALL WENT LOOSE. GIBSON KICKED AHEAD, MCGRATH SENT THE BALL OVER THE ENGLAND LINE AND FOLLOWED UP TO SCORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75JE9F3ZDBJULSY5Y8S0JU27H
    Media URN:
    VLVA75JE9F3ZDBJULSY5Y8S0JU27H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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