Match Report

19 January 1921 • KO 00:00

35 v 9

Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds

Attendance: 13000

Referee : Frank Renton

Match Stats
7   Tries   1
7   Conversions   1
0   Penalties   2
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

England

An international match between England and Wales Northern Union players was played yesterday at Leeds, before 13,000 spectators. The Welshmen are players engaged by English clubs, and the superiority over them of the home talent was demonstrated in a striking degree. The Welsh forwards fairly held their own, but their backs were badly outclassed, especially at centre three-quarter and at full back.

In the first half England scored tries through Hilton and Parkin, and Rhodes kicked two goals, while Gronow kicked two goals, and Williams scored a try for Wales, England thus leading at the interval by 9 points to 7.

In the second hail the Welsh defence broke down badly. Tries were scored by Owen, Clark, Parkin, Stone, and Brittain, Rhodes kicking a goal for each. The only point obtained by Wales was a goal by Gronow from a penalty. The winners passed and ran finely, but were flattered by the Welshmen's poor tackling.

No timings for the scorers are available, so the scoring sequence below is not in a complete order.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

England Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 William Rhodes 7 14
2 Billy Stone 1 3
3 Albert Akroyd
4 Billy Batten
5 Jim Owen 1 3
6 Joe Brittain 1 3
7 Jonty Parkin 2 6
8 Joe Cartwright
9 Billy Cunliffe
10 Rothwell Marlor
11 Herman Hilton 1 3
12 Doug Clark 1 3
13 Ernie Shaw
Wales Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Gwyn Thomas (c)
2 Jim Bacon
3 Danny Hurcombe
4 Tommy Howley
5 Bryn Williams 1 3
6 Bobby Lloyd
7 Sydney Jerram
8 Fred Willis
9 Bernard Gould
10 Fred Roffey
11 Jack Beames
12 Ben Gronow 3 6
13 George Whitney
Time Score Player Team Action
0 - 2 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 4 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 6 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 8 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 10 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 12 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 14 William Rhodes England Conversion
0 - 17 Billy Stone England Try
0 - 20 Jim Owen England Try
0 - 23 Joe Brittain England Try
0 - 26 Jonty Parkin England Try
0 - 29 Jonty Parkin England Try
0 - 32 Herman Hilton England Try
0 - 35 Doug Clark England Try
2 - 35 Ben Gronow Wales Conversion
4 - 35 Ben Gronow Wales Penalty
6 - 35 Ben Gronow Wales Penalty
9 - 35 Bryn Williams Wales Try
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