Material relating to newsreel story "Rugby League - Britain (aka Britain Wins Rugby League)" - 54/91.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Rugby League - Britain (aka Britain Wins Rugby League)" 54/91.
Newsreel story for this item is currently missing. However, description in file matches the offcuts, which suggests that this is most probably a mute duplicate of the newsreel story. Description follows.
Special - Leeds & Manchester Only.
SV. Good English passing movement across field when they work the ball back until finally Sullivan receives, slips it to Naughton who finds touch. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Brown to Jackson. Jackson to Rose. Rose dashes through and touch down - this try was not converted. Score - Britain 3 France 0. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Britain's second try, Jackson to Brown. SV. Towards, Brown touching down (Ledgard converted this score) Britain 8-0 SV. Frenchman fight back and race up field with ball but timely interception by Jackson, aided by Gerry Helme, stop the Frenchmen crossing line. Lose the two French penalties, scores by Puig-Aubert. Half time score - Britain 8-4. SV. Crowd. SV. Second half, French attack. Ball to Puig-Aubert, he passes to Cantoni who cleverly avoids defenders to make an easy behind goal touch down. SV. Crowd. France has taken lead for the first time in game. Score 8-9 for France. SV. Strong tackling by Frenchmen. SV. Helme receives, hands off a Frenchman and dashed for the line to touch down. Ledgard converted this score. Britain 13-9. SV. Sullivan to Brown, Brown dashes through to touch down, not converted the score. Britain 16-9. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. France fighting back, Contrastin receives and dashes through to touch down. SV. Crowd cheering. SV. Captain Dave Valentine receiving the cup and holding it aloft, & SV. Britain have won rugby World Cup by beating France with score 16 - 12.
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