• Short Summary

    ENGLAND'S NEW-LOOK TEAM BEAT WALES 13 POINTS TO 6 IN THEIR RUGBY INTERNATIONAL AT CARDIFF YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    ENGLAND'S NEW-LOOK TEAM BEAT WALES 13 POINTS TO 6 IN THEIR RUGBY INTERNATIONAL AT CARDIFF YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).THE ENGLAND TEAM CONTAINED 13 MEN WHO HAD NEVER WORN THEIR COUNTRY'S COLOURS BEFORE.AND ON A SEMI-FROZEN PITCH, THEY PROVED TO BE TOUGHER AND FASTER THAN THE WELSHMEN.

    A THIN LAYER OF STRAW WAS LEFT ON THE TREACHEROUS SURFACE.IN VIEW OF THE GROUND CONDITIONS, WALES TOOK TOO MANY CHANGES.THEY WENT STRAIGHT INTO THE ATTACK AND AT THE START IT LOOKED AS THOUGH ENGLAND WOULD BE OVERRUN.JUST BEFORE THE INTERVAL, ENGLAND OPENED THE SCORING.PHILLIPS SCORED A TRY, WHICH WAS BRILLIANTLY CONVERTED BY SHARP, THE ENGLAND CAPTAIN.

    WELSH FULL-BACK HODGSON FAILED WITH A PENALTY AFTER 46 MINUTES, AND WAS THEN OVERCOME BY AN EVEN GREATER DISASTER AS ENGLAND KICKED OUT.HE WAS CAUGHT OUT OF POSITION, AND IN A SERIES OF CLEVER MOVES OWEN MANAGED TO TOUCH DOWN FOR ENGLAND.AGAIN, SHARP CONVERTED.

    THE PERSISTENT WELSHMEN WERE REWARDED THREE MINUTES LATER WHEN THE ENGLAND SCRUM WERE PENALISED - AND HODGSON'S PENALTY FOUND THE MARK., ENGLAND'S GRIP ON THE GAME WAS TIGHTENING WITH EVERY MINUTE, AND SHARP TOOK HIS SIDE FURTHER AHEAD WHEN HE COOLLY DROPPED A GOAL FROM 25 YARDS.WALES, HOWEVER, FOUND A WAY THROUGH THE ENGLISH DEFENSE TO SCORE A TRY.BUT HODGSON COULDN'T MANAGE TO CONVERT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78RN4QAN432IXJ6MIYB9KHC42
    Media URN:
    VLVA78RN4QAN432IXJ6MIYB9KHC42
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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