West Germany were beaten 19-0 in their seventh international rugby match with Italy at Piacenza, Italy, Jan 15.
LV. Teams lined up.
CU. Captains shake hands.
SV. Italian player with bell kicks up field.
LV. Play, Italy make ground.
TOP V.Play Germany up field.
GROUND V.Play, Italian player with ball.
TOP V.Play midfield.
GROUND V.Italians get ball from scrum.
GROUND V.Play, Germans hold ball.
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Background: West Germany were beaten 19-0 in their seventh international rugby match with Italy at Piacenza, Italy, Jan 15. Half time: Italy 8, West Germany 0.
The match was played under almost impossible conditions - deep snow on the ground was melting as West Germany were being decisively beaten. At the end of the game, the 5,000 spectators at the ground loudly applauded the expected Italian win.
Teams: ITALY - Buson; Bellinazzo, Autore, Luise III, Del Bono; Martini, Bettarello; Sguario, De Zitti, Rossi; Saetti, Zani; Angioli, Rovelli, Levorato. GERMANY - Spiess; Lange, Schinkel, Mirau, Moser; Dannenberg, Frey; Schoers, Schroeder, Wesch; Hoelzel, Twele; Austein, Hellerbach, Winkenbach. REFEREE - Siccardi (France).