Match Report

1950/1951 European Championship

14 October 1950 • KO 00:00

4 v 22

Abertillery Park, Abertillery

Attendance: 8000

Referee : Albert Dobson

Match Stats
0   Tries   4
0   Conversions   3
2   Penalties   2
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

England
Wales will never lose with greater honour than they did against England in Abertillery In the first of the season’s Rugby League internationals.

Losing Banks, of Huddersfield, who was injured, after only 10 minutes, Wales held England to 9-4 at the interval. Later they had a glorious 20 minutes of sustained attack before their 12 players tired and England, several times lucky to keep their line intact, ran in 10 points in the last four minutes.

Dicky Williams, playing at scrumhalf after the Banks misfortune led the Welsh rally. He made some glorious bursts from the base the pack, besides distributing the ball quickly and well. His tackling, too, was grand. Evans, the Hunslet full back, was another star of the Welsh team.

After the early scrums Egan beat Osmond for possession, and Wales had no forwards with the dash of Prescott and Street.

Bradshaw, Lawrenson and Broome were impressive English backs.

Tries for England were scored by Bradshaw, Lawrenson, Broome and Street. Ward kicked five goals. Goldswain kicked the Wales penalty goals.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Wales Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Jack Evans
2 Roy Lambert
3 Don Gullick
4 Joe Mahoney
5 Denis Boocker
6 Dickie Williams (c)
7 Billy Banks
8 Tom Danter
9 Frank Osmond
10 Elwyn Gwyther
11 George Parsons
12 Bryn Goldswain 2 4
13 Granville James
England Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Ernest Ward (c) 5 10
2 John Lawrenson 1 3
3 Jack Broome 1 3
4 Ernie Ashcroft
5 Tom Danby
6 Jack Cunliffe
7 Tommy Bradshaw 1 3
8 Jim Featherstone
9 Joe Egan
10 Alan Prescott
11 Fred Higgins
12 Bevin
13 Harry Street 1 3
Time Score Player Team Action
3 2 - 0 Bryn Goldswain Wales Penalty
6 2 - 2 Ernest Ward England Penalty
10 2 - 2 Billy Banks Wales Replacement Off
20 4 - 2 Bryn Goldswain Wales Penalty
30 4 - 4 Ernest Ward England Penalty
39 4 - 7 Tommy Bradshaw England Try
40 4 - 9 Ernest Ward England Conversion
47 4 - 12 John Lawrenson England Try
76 4 - 15 Jack Broome England Try
77 4 - 17 Ernest Ward England Conversion
79 4 - 20 Harry Street England Try
80 4 - 22 Ernest Ward England Conversion
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