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    Welsh full-back J.P.R. Williams crowned a record appearance with a brilliant late try which led?

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    GV England in white, Wales in red, in scrum, Edwards scores try for Wales as crowd cheer. (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV & SV Fenwick converting goal. and crowd cheering. (4 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    Martin scoring penalty goal. (4 shots)
    0.54

    4.
    GV Hignell scoring penalty goal for England.
    1.05

    5.
    GV Scrum, Welsh break and Williams score try for Wales. (4 shots)
    1.25

    6.
    Fenwick converts goal and crowd cheering. (4 shots)
    1.33

    7.
    TV England's Highnell kicking goal. (2 shots)
    1.44

    8.
    TV Williams making break and scoring try and crowd cheering. (4 shots)
    2.00


    HIGHLIGHTS OF GAME INCLUDING WELSH TRIES AND CONVERSIONS AND ENGLISH GOALS.



    "It certainly is very dangerous for england because there's the goal line, you can see the rear feet, England's feet are only a metre away. Oh, and it's a score there. What a tragedy for the English and what a bit of quick thinking by Gareth Edwards. And that really is the kind of snatch score that can life one side and that can knock the heart out of another. "Steve Fenwick with a conversion.



    "Alan Martin from forty-five, forty-five metres. Martin hit it well, looks good, it is good.



    "Alistair Hignell having to kick through this great volume of song. Hignell, oh long and far, what a goal.



    "A great scrummage thrust by England, nonetheless, from Melvyn Davis to Edwards to Bennett to Fenwick. They've missed out John Williams the full-back, J.P.R., this is John Williams now, can John Williams score his first goal against England. Yes he does.



    "And the man trying to convert it, Steve Fanwick, drawing it in from far out.



    "Hignell, long and far, drifting in, oh, another beauty.



    Edwards goes to Gravell. Now it's Bennett, J.P.R., is he going to get his second try. Oh, what a killer blow for the Welshmen. J.P.R. Williams scores the try that must sew it up for Wales."




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    TELERECORDING
    (This film includes a commentary by BBC commentator Bill McLaren. A transcript appears overleaf.)
    BILL MCLAREN

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Welsh full-back J.P.R. Williams crowned a record appearance with a brilliant late try which led Wales to a 21-9 victory over England at Twickenham in London on Saturday (17 January). It was Wales first five-nations rugby union championship match of the season.

    Williams, making a record 34th appearance as Welsh full-back, earned a standing ovation from the capacity 68,000 crowd after snatching a reverse pass from Phill Bennett to score under the posts just on full time.

    Wales put on early pressure with an opportunist try from Gareth Edwards and consolidated it with a conversion by Steve Fenwick. Alan Martin kicked a goal to give Wales a 9-0 lead.

    Alastair Hignell opened the scoring for England with a good penalty kick to make it 9-3 but then Williams went over again for Wales. This was converted by Fenwick to give Wales a 15-3 lead.

    The half-time score stood at 15-6 after Hignell kicked another long one for England.

    Play in the second half was more scrappy and the only scoring was a penalty from Hignell to make it 15-9 and then J.P.R. Williams' last minute try. This was converted by Fenwick to bring the final score to 21-9.

    Rugby is the national sport in Wales - and their convincing win confirmed the impression that they are the best side in the home countries.

    SYNOPSIS: At Twickenham in London on Saturday, Wales soundly defeated England twenty-one - nine in the five nations rugby union championships before a capacity crowd of 68,000.

    Over to BBC commentator Bill McLaren with the highlights of the match.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32CTQMLZALW2025HTXDCEIHJY
    Media URN:
    VLVA32CTQMLZALW2025HTXDCEIHJY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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