Match Report

07 February 1925 • KO 00:00

27 v 22

Lonsdale Park, Workington

Attendance: 14000

Referee : Fred Mills

Match Stats
7   Tries   6
3   Conversions   2
0   Penalties   0
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

England
The 14,000 people who were attracted to Workington on Satin day from all parts Cumberland, Wesmorland, and Lancashire to the international between England and Wales, were agreed that nothing approaching it had bee« witnessed in the county since the England and Other Nationalities match staged the same ground in February, 1921.

It must be said that there was not much, if anything, between the teams. That England were deserving of the triumph none can dispute, nor can anyone ready say that Wales were not unlucky not to share the honours.

England always had the lead, and their twenty-seven points were worked for the other hand, the Welshmen—if not such effective scrimmagers, England’s superior weight averaging a stone a man was rather too much for them—certainly excelled in other departments and especially in the three-quarter line.

J. Ring, of Wigan, and F. Evans, of Swinton, who each scored two fine tries, were equalled by none, but the most spectacular partnership was that of Rees and Evans.

On the other side, Carr, of Barrow who scored twice was the most successful back, and Young, of Widnes, came next.

The forwards were an exceptionally fine lot, and none is entitled to more praise than Douglas Clark, who delight of his own countrymen with his characteristic dash, which was rewarded by the last try of the match, and which brought relief to thousands who sat breathless after Evans and Sullivan had reduced England’s lead to a couple of points.

Both Sullivan and Knapman had a day off as goal kickers, otherwise they played faultlessly. It was a thrilling seventy minutes, the conditions were ideal except for a somewhat heavy ground, and probably this had a lot do with the goal kicking.

Report taken from the Leeds Mercury at the time. Please note that we have no scorer times, so the sequence below is not in order.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

England Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Ernest Knapman 3 6
2 Sid Rix
3 Charlie Carr 2 6
4 Jack Evans 1 3
5 Harry Young 1 3
6 Jonty Parkin
7 Les Fairclough
8 William Burgess
9 Jack Bennett
10 Billy Cunliffe
11 Doug Clark (c) 1 3
12 Bob Taylor 2 6
13 Frank Gallagher
Wales Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Jim Sullivan 2 4
2 Johnny Ring 2 6
3 Tommy Howley 1 3
4 Harry Rees
5 Frankie Evans 2 6
6 Danny Hurcombe (c)
7 Sydney Jerram
8 Edgar Morgan
9 Wilf Hodder
10 Charlie Sage
11 Joe Thompson 1 3
12 Ambrose Baker
13 Dai Rees
Time Score Player Team Action
0 - 2 Ernest Knapman England Conversion
0 - 4 Ernest Knapman England Conversion
0 - 6 Ernest Knapman England Conversion
0 - 9 Charlie Carr England Try
0 - 12 Jack Evans England Try
0 - 15 Bob Taylor England Try
0 - 18 Charlie Carr England Try
0 - 21 Doug Clark England Try
0 - 24 Bob Taylor England Try
0 - 27 Harry Young England Try
2 - 27 Jim Sullivan Wales Conversion
4 - 27 Jim Sullivan Wales Conversion
7 - 27 Johnny Ring Wales Try
10 - 27 Johnny Ring Wales Try
13 - 27 Tommy Howley Wales Try
16 - 27 Frankie Evans Wales Try
19 - 27 Frankie Evans Wales Try
22 - 27 Joe Thompson Wales Try
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