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    Scotland's Rugby Union celebrated its centenary on October 14, with a match between a joint English/Welsh team and a Scottish/Irish team.

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    GV Kick off by Scotland/Ireland left to right dark shirts 1st half

    GV Ruck under the Ireland/Scotland posts, England/Wales attack & score, Gerald Davis make first score

    GV England/Wales line out, Scotland/Ireland intercept score by Don Grace

    GV Scotland/Ireland attack, Grace scores end of 1st half

    GV England/Wales attacking Williams scores

    GV Penalty kick by Scotland/Ireland whistle goes, people onto field

    GV Scoreboard Scotland/Ireland 30, England/Wales 21

    Initials SGM/0217 SGM/0242


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    Background: Scotland's Rugby Union celebrated its centenary on October 14, with a match between a joint English/Welsh team and a Scottish/Irish team.

    Scotland/Ireland won by 30 points to 21.

    Scotland's Mike Gibson scored three tries in the match, saving the game in the last 15 minutes after England/Wales edged in front. With the score at 71 to 20, Gibson scored two tries. One of them was converted by Scottish fullback, Arthur Brown.

    In perfect conditions, Scotland/Ireland went into the first ten minutes with powerful attacking movements but were not to score until 28 minutes into the first half when Brown kicked a penalty. Five minutes later, Brown passed to Don Grace who scored the home team's first try.

    First scorer for the visitors was Gerald Davis who crossed the try line after 16 minutes of play.

    At half time, Scotland/Ireland were 14 points to England/Wales' 6. Gibson's three tries came in the second half.

    Sixteen Lions, former British internationals, played in the match - six for Scotland/ireland and 10 for England/Wales.

    Scores for England/Wales were, Devis, Lloyd, Williams, Neary, Taylor and Bennett.

    Scorers for Scotland/Ireland were, Gibson, Grace and Brown.

    SYNOPSIS: A joint Scotland/Ireland team won by 30 points to 21 in a match against England/Wales to celebrate the Centenary of the Scottish Ruby Union.

    First score of the match at Murrayfield, Scotland, originated from this ruck under the Ireland/Scotland goalposts. Gerald Davis for England/Wales scored a try to make the visitors 4 - Nil after 15 minutes of play.

    Sixteen players who have represented Britain against international competition participated in the match. Ten played for England/Wales and 6 for Scotland/Ireland. One of the top scorers for the home team was Don Grace. This was his first try of the match.

    In injury time, Grace picked up his second try. He chipped the ball over defending players' heads close to the line and won the race for the touchdown. It looked a risky tactic, but it paid off. Top scorer of the game was Scotland/Ireland's Mike Gibson. He made three tries, two of them in the last 15 minutes of the second half.

    At half time, Scotland/Ireland were 14 points to England/Wales'6. England/Wales, fullback, John Williams gave much of the strength to his team. Here, he scored after the ball bounced off another player from a kick ahead. In the early stages of the second half, England/Wales brought the score to just short of the lead established by the home team in the first half. The visitors pulled ahead but a late rally by Scotland/Ireland did not leave the lead in the opposition's hand for long. The match ended as Scotland/Ireland was awarded a penalty. The kick was taken, but immediately after, the whistle was blown and the game ended with the crowd swarming on to the field.

    The final score, Scotland/Ireland 30, England/Wales, 21.

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