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    Twickenham: To the welcoming roar of a capacity crowd, Australia (in dark jerseys) kicked off against England - in only the third international between the two countries.

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    Twickenham: To the welcoming roar of a capacity crowd, Australia (in dark jerseys) kicked off against England - in only the third international between the two countries.

    England had never beaten the Tourists: but this time, their formidable attacking machine made them pre-match favourites...

    But those tough Aussies showed scant respect for reputations as they halted those English attacks - then bulldozed their way through.

    In one fierce onslaught, England lost fly-half Horrocks-Taylor through injury - and soon after, Lenehan kicked a penalty for the Tourists...Three points behind, and still one man short, England faced an uphill battle. But sheer determination carried them to the Australian 25... Then new cap Malcolm Philips gathered - and sheer speed carried him over England 3. Australia 3.

    Australia came surging back for their first International victory of the tour. Terry Curley gathers a relieving kick - and dropped a brilliant goal.

    Five minutes to go. An Australian victory looks certain. Then Hetherington kicks a vital penalty goal. England six. Australia six. Was it too late? Slowly the added injury-time ticked away. Peter Jackson gains possession. Australia's defence is covering. Dogged courage carries him on - and he's there. The victory try. Cushions, hats, programmes - all soared high in salute. Fourteen heroes of Twickenham had gained that first win over Australia, nine points to six. What a victory!

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4205JF26VBTQADHX4037A8QF
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4205JF26VBTQADHX4037A8QF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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