• Short Summary

    Rugby match between France and England - France win by 16 points to 9.

  • Description

    Twickenham.

    Start of a rugby match between England and France. STV. England with white shirts and shorts kick off ball into touch. SV. Dufau throws in England gain possession from line out. & STV. Good three quarter movement across field. & STV. Butterfield receives up to Sykes, but he knocks on and is bundled into touch right away. SV. Crowd. SV. Another good run, this time by Bazley. He hands off Morillo, punts ahead, but the French defence covers well. SV. Crowd. SV. First score to England when Hazell takes a penalty over posts. SV. Crowd. England 3-0. STV. Scrum, ball out, and again the English play good through the French defence. Ball to Higgins, and he forces over to touch down, (not converted). SV. Crowd. Jean Prat drop goal. Half time score: England 6, France 3. SV. Second half. French try, a Frenchman short punts ahead, Celaya chases it and touches down, clear of any Englishman. SV. Michel Vannier converting. Score England 6-8. France take lead for the first time. SV. Crowd. SV. England attacking, Sykes receives but as he runs up the line Lepatey wrestles him into touch, & SCU. Prat comes up and grabs his head. LV. England again take the lead when Hazell kicks a 50 yard penalty, pan with ball between posts CU. Scoreboard England 9-8. SV. France move away from a scrum (lose their last try and conversion). Score at this stage England 9-13. STV. French moving across field. Bazley moves in to intercept Frenchman. They both go into touch, bringing touch down as well. SV. Crowd. SV. Prat dropped goal, Prat receives and calmly drops goal. SV. Goal. Final score - England 9, France 16. STV. Both teams leaving field. Prat No 6 waving to crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    509.12
    Media URN:
    30497
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:13:00 / 01:11:09:00
    Canister:
    55/18

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