Only two days after a long and trying journey by air from Britain, the Barbarian Rugby Team (affectionately known to rugger enthusiasts as the BAA-BAAS) drew their opening match against the Transvaal at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, today, each side gaining oen goal and five tries to draw 17 - 17.
T.G.V. Transvaal team running on to field.
Ground Shot. Barbarians take the field.
T.G.V Barbarians kick off-play towards Barbarians goal.
Ground Shot. No.5 J.Prinalco "Transvaal" running with ball, behind goal-score 1st try- 3.
L.V. Conversion is made-1st score.
G.V. Cheering crowd.
G.T.V. Scrum break- ball is passed to three quarter line. ball back up field.
T.S.V. Player kicks ball out of play.
T.G.V. Scrum down, play across field.
L.V. Break by Transvaal-player scores.
L.V. Conversion kick by Transvaal fails.
S.V. Cheering crowd.
T.V. Scrum break by Transvaal-player No.10-0. Oosthuizen passes ball to No.14-M.Pelser- who drops it, another player gets ball and runs up field.
T.V. No.14.M.Pelser Transvaal receives ball from a brilliant pass, who scores a try.
T.V. Player back up field after conversion, score now Transvaal 8- Barbarians 0.
T.S.V. Ball out of scrum to Transvaal-ball is passed to forwards, player No.14. M.Pelser running with ball up field, he is brought down by Barbarians, ball is kicked out of play.
T.V. Barbarians running down wing, try is scored by A.R.Smith.No.15.
T.G.V. Conversion kick fails, player back up field.
T.S.V. Player is intercepted- A.J.O'Reilly No.11, Barbarians score a try.
T.V. Crowd applaud.
G.V. Score-board reads 11-11.
T.V. SECOND HALF. Scrum break to Transvaal, ball out to three-quarters.
T.V. SECOND HALF. Scrum break to Transvaal, ball out to three-quarters- try is scored by Transvaal player No.13.-J.Steenkamp.
T.V. Crowd applaud.
G.V. Score-board reads 11-17.
Ground Shot. No.15. Smith-Barbarians funning up field for try.
T.V. Smith over line scores a try.
G.V. Crowd applaud.
L.V. No.13.-J.Steenkamp-takes conversion-misses, score now 17-17.
S.V. Players leave field at end of match.
G.V. Spectators leaving.
G.V. Ditto-showing score-board reading 17-17.
Initials AW A.W./P.B.
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Background: Only two days after a long and trying journey by air from Britain, the Barbarian Rugby Team (affectionately known to rugger enthusiasts as the BAA-BAAS) drew their opening match against the Transvaal at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, today, each side gaining oen goal and five tries to draw 17 - 17.
The crowd of 45,000 assembled in Ellis park, some of the recent South Africa V Australia cricket test series, were treated to spectacular rugger. Smith of Scotland and O'Reilly of Ireland scored all the tries - Smith crossing the line three times, O'Reilly twice. Terry Davies of Wales had an off-day and converted only once.
Welsh International star Cliff Morgan revealed all his old accomplishments at fly-half, and outstanding among the forwards were Williams and Evans.
The Transvaal tries were scored by Kaminer, Nel, Prinsloo, Gericke, and Pelser. Buys kicked the conversion.