• Short Summary

    BRITAIN TODAY (SATURDAY) SCORED A DECISIVE 22 POINTS TO EIGHT VICTORY OVER FRANCE IN THEIR INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION MATCH AT TWICKENHAM, NEAR LONDON.

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    BRITAIN TODAY (SATURDAY) SCORED A DECISIVE 22 POINTS TO EIGHT VICTORY OVER FRANCE IN THEIR INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION MATCH AT TWICKENHAM, NEAR LONDON. IT WAS THE TENTH SUCCESSIVE DEFEAT FOR THE FRENCH INTERNATIONAL THIS SEASON.

    THE ENGLISH COMBINATION CRACKED ON THE PACE FROM THE START AND AFTER 15 MINUTES DILIGENT ATTACK WON THEM THE LEAD WHEN FULLBACK KILLER SUCCEEDED WITH HIS FOURTH ATTEMPT AT A PENALTY.

    FRANCE SUDDENLY STRUCK JUST AFTER HALF AN HOUR'S PLAY. FROM A SHORT PENALTY INSIDE THEIR OWN HALF TRILLO FED THE BALL TO BONAL AND FROM HALFWAY THE SPEEDY, LITTLE FRENCH WINGER WAS ON HIS OWN, AFTER OUTRACING THE ENGLISH DEFENCE.

    ENGLAND RETALIATED LESS THAN 10 MINUTES LATER WHEN ROLL IT SNATCHED A PASS FROM FIELDING TO SCORE ENGLAND'S FIRST TRY AGAINST FRANCE FOR FOUR YEARS. HILLER CONVERTED AND AT HALFTIME ENGLAND LED 11-5.

    FRANCE STARTED AN EARLY ATTACKING MOVE SOON AFTER THE BREAK, BUT THE TRY WAS DISALLOWED BECAUSE OF A FORWARD PASS.

    FIELDING THEN INTERCEPTED A FRENCH ATTACK, TAPPED THE BALL ACROSS THE FRENCH LINE AND FELL ON IT TO SCORE FOR ENGLAND. HILLER CONVERTED.

    THE FRENCH DEFENCE BEGAN TO SAG AND ENGLAND QUICKLY STRUCK AGAIN WHEN WEBB TORE THROUGH TO SCORE. HILLER MISSED THE CONVERSION.

    THE FINAL SCORE: ENGLAND 22 FRANCE 8.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8H5RNAWD9IC90TP5ORJKVEYD
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8H5RNAWD9IC90TP5ORJKVEYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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