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AMAZINC WIN FOR WALES.

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AMAZINC WIN FOR WALES. âââââ â ââ Homesters' Fine Achievement WELSH FORWARDS BRILLIANCE. TWENTY-FOUR POINTS TO FIVE L RESULTS OF PREVIOUS MATCHES. itxwâtidiaburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals to I zoal. 1864âNewport. Scotland won, 1 goal and 1 try to nil. 1885âGlasgow. Drawn, neither side scored 1886â-Cardiff. Scotland won, 2 goals and 1 try to nil. 1887-F,diriburgh. Scotland won, 4 goals and 8 tries to nil. 1888âNewport. Wales won, 1 try to nil. 1889âEdinburgh. Scotland won, 2 tries to nil. 1890-Cwrdiff. Scotland won, 1 goal and 2 tries to 1 try. 1891âEdinburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals 6 tries to nil. 1892-Sw&noea. Scotland won, 1 goal and 1 try to 1 try. 18S63-Edinburgil. Wales won, 1 goal and 3 tries to nil. 1894-Newport. Wales won, 1 goal and 1 try to nil. 1895âEdinburgh. Scotland won, 1 goal to 1 dropped goal. 1896-Cardiff. Wales won, 2 tries to nil. 1897âNo match, owing to dispute. 1898-No match, owing to dispute. 1899âEdinburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals (2 dropped and 1 penalty) and 3 tries to 2 tries. 1900âSwansea. Wales won by 4 tries to 1 try. 1901âEdinburgh. Scotland won bv 3 goals 1 try to 1 goal 1 try. 1902.-Cardiff. Wales won by 1 goal 3 tries to 1 goal. 1903-Edinburgh. Scotland won by 1 pen-; alty goal 1 try to nil. 1904.âSwansea. Wales won by 4 goals (1 I penalty) 1 try to 1 try. 1905 Edinburgh. Wales won by 2 tries to, 1 try. 1906âCardiff. Wales won by 3 tries to a penalty goal. 1907-Edinburgh. Scotland won by 2 tries to a penalty goal. 1908âSwansea. Wales won by 2 tries to a converted goal. 1909-binburgh. Wales won by 1 con- verted goal to 1 penalty goal. 1910-Cardiff. Wales won by 1 conveTted goal 3 tries to nil. 1911âEdinburgh. Wales won by 2 con- verted goals 1 dropped goal 6 tries to 1 dropped goal 2 tries. 1912âSwansea. Wales won by 2 converted goals 2 dropped goals 1 try to 2 tries. 1913-Edinhurgh. Wales won by 1 con- verted goal 1 try to nil. VALUE OF VENUE. Wades played her second International Rugby match of the season this at Cardiff when the Scottish team wae met for the twenty-ninth time since the games were inaugurated in Edinburgh and 1883. Prior to to-day the honours were slightly in favour of the Welshmen, who had emerged successful in 15 games, whifet the Soots had triumphed on 13 occasions. The other game -was drawn. Scotland has not bea/ten Wales in Wales since 1892, and has not won a game at Cardiff since 1890. During the last ten contests Scotland has a poor record for I Wales has secured nine victories and Scot- lood.-ottiy onfrâby three poinis--at Edin-' burgh in 1907. The Welsh team hae only won on Scottish territory five times since 1883. and three of theee triumphs have been recorded since 1909. These statistics are given to prove what a different side the Scotchmen are on their native heath fit, what they are when the venue of the niatch i. in Wales. SCOTLAND'S BAD TIME. It is the latter fact which hae weighed bo heavily in the minds of Welsh Rugby fol- lowers in plumping foT Wales to win. The Scots seem to be very ill-fated in Wales, And their 22 .years of successive doieato have caused the Scottish people to almost (five up hope of success. Add to this the fine form of the Welsh team against Twick- enham, and, on the surface, the result, looked at from any standpoint, seemed a good thing for Wales, for it was expected tha,t the home aide was a shade stronger than that which lost so unluckily to Eng- land. But paper form is very fickle and hae a nasty habit of letting one down if one tries to place too much reliance upon it. Whilst the majority of Welshmen confidently anticipated the Principality would rise to the ooc.a.sion some of the older handa, who are not given to wild prophesisee were alread that the surprising form against the Saxona would give the Welsh team too much confi- dence in their own abilities and give the team the impression that they had an easy thing on. Such a policy, of course, would be fatal to the hopes of Wales even though +],. match was played at Cardiff. FICKLE FB-OTBALT, FORM. Football form is a constant study to players and spectators, and is one of the biggest uncertainties i)1 fbp v'orR for it continually plavs na.sty Praillcg-much to the â¢nnoyanoe of football coupon competitors. Of course. ther" is no getting away from the fact that Welsh football, from a scien- tific point of view, is not what it -,as L;onie years back, and we are undoubtedly in for » lean period as far as skilled back P J' concerned. The times have changed a for to-day Wales looked chiefly to her forwards to uphold the preatage of W18h Rugby, whilst the Scots relied alrrost "OlelY upon the skill of their fleet third line to pull off the match. Scottish forward Pky seems to have lost all its terrors, and in recent years hM devoted most of her time towards improving the play of her forwards because there are no skilful backe olever enough to -win games off their own hate. Br. +1\ It1"IPH;k, I SCOTTISH HOPEFULNESS. Across the border there was more than one 'P-'?enced critic who quite fancied the ?ocaa of the Scotch side this afternoon. ?Ttson&Uy, I believe the visitors are cap- *'?? of putting up a much better fight, than tr\e majority of people give them credit for. hey seem a useful side, the majority of .h have had no experience against Welsh feides. This may be an advantage in one ?y' for they are more likely to play the *ypi?ly Scottish game than to try and ?Py the methods of the Welsh team and by 'aixing ?p their pLay there was a pos?biiKty ?hcy woutd give the Welshmen aj?al of t?ubl?. The visitors. tco, hoped that the ?'"? WQuld be good eo that their fast and £ i«ver third line might have a few chances thwing their a.bLHtv. It was here th&t ti,le ???tera had to look for mo?t trouble, f or t:h Scottish third line was much faster ? ^Ppier than the four men who repre- nt-M Wales, so that there was always a aut f ility of the Scots p1ùImg the game out the are e?"n if Wales secured a lead, "I. !,1*" ?ten. confidence IN HOME backs. ?NKUttly? a lot of people were not enam- :ure? wif? the We?h third line, MpeciaHy  "^°n of Wetter, the Newport cen- tre, l?vetter has been doing poorly for tne 1 ohogZT ?'? ? ?? oemon, and w*3 only ah O"u on the form shown m a. o?MpIe of rfteylt ?"?- No doubt his ?noo?edge of Hirst'* ? ?y carried him into the side for tb e Purpose Of Mynbihotion. There v as nmoh ?? °? oom?ha?ion. Th?re ?aa Da.?????&taon M to how young 1. T. ?? sha,p.p. and he and W. H. ?van? fo?" ? wing which seemed in for <<  frot? f roin inexperience. The Welsh halvjas -? forwaM fo.  ?? strongest part of the if oouW only reproduce the form shown in the Newport match a a lot. of hard work if once the Soots backs got onder weigh. Of pluck these two men have plenty, but they aeemed likely to snf- fortnight ago theTe was a reasonable chance of a Welsh win. It is worthy of note that of the Welsh side which defeated Scotland at Edinburgh last season by a converted goal and a try to nil, the only survivors in the side to-dav were the Rev. Alban Davies, H. Uzzoll, P. Jones, Clem Lewis, P. Lloyd, and G. L. Hirst. THE CHANGE AT HALF. I The Scottish team left home last Thurs- day and broke the journey at London. They resumed their journey on Friday and ar- rived at Cardiff last night. The wisdom of such an arrangement waa questionable for the players could scarcely do themselves jus- tice after rushing about sight-seeing in Ion: don. Nothing is calculated to contribute ro much to loss of form a.s,many a touring side has found out. A difference of opinion existed as to how t-he Scottish change at half- back would work out. There is surprise at the introduction of Sloan to the exclusion of Fahmv, but tho explanation probably is that Sloan was unable to take part in any of the trials owing to the injuries he sus- tained in November, e is now playing mag- nificently, and actually won the match for the Academicals against Jed Forest oft hie own bat, so to speak. Hamilton's inclusion in the side will not weaken it in the least. He is a fine, sturdy player, strong both in attack and defence. The teams lined out as follows:- Referee, Mr. V. Drenaion (Iriefri Union). SCENE ON THE GROUND. j -No one who had a gmnoe at the Cardiff streets at midday would for a moment sag- giest any decline in Welsh Rmglby enthusi- asm, for the streets were never before so densely thronged with people. Train after train poured in with thousands of enthusi- asts wlio came along to aeo the great can- tfst? amd it was e?sumated by those who w?ra ?ble to j?udg? pretty accuartely that even in the days when W&Mi Rucby WaM on the piiintMM?? of fame, no gsHme had caused irtoips general interest. One of the reasons for this was, no doubt, the fact that them I AN AIR OF UNCERTAINTY aibout tihe giaane, for the Welsh Rugby men wwe divided in opinion aa to tihe issue, far a goodly proportion were none too confident, and expressed the o pinion frankly that the Welshmen played a bit a/how. their form at Twickenham, and that the over-confidence miglht cause a surprtise, for the Sooita were 811 uiniknowii quantity and mraoh epeedieir and better opportunists tihan were tihe home lot, 80 that anything might hiafppeai. The gates wore opened at 1.30, and the crowd poured in so quickly fchaft by 2.30 there mUMt have been 25,000 present. A stdff breeze bleav towards the raver end. The weather was very heavy and de- pressing. A little rain fell at midday, but the turf ways a bit on the heavy side. There was an eleventh hour change in the Scot- tish side. J. B. McDougall standing down for A. W. Lymington, of Cambridge Univer- sity. This change was expected to strengthen the Scots' Ride. A military band livened up the roe dingoi with a mixture of Sootch and Welsh airs, and a crowd of Scotch en- thusiasts were located in front of the gra-nd oitand, and wore fcamoshanters. whilst one had a big stick resembling a thistle. Half an hour before the start the spectators were still coming in faat, but the stand on the left- hand side and thoee behind each goal-post were more than comfortably filled, and there was every evidence of a reoord attendance. The Mayor of Swansea, (Aid. T. T. Corker), accompanied by Councillors D. J. Matthews and T. J. JJayies, occupied seats in the grand stant juet before til-e o'clock. On the left hand side of the field was housed a BIG BODY OF OLD INTER- NATIONALS. the hrfwes of many a hard fought gamo. The arrangements made for the accommo- dation of the big crowd were splendid T%e ero,,N V thel The crowd was very rjuiet before the! start, and seemed ciisinchned to let them- selves go, even v hen the band played lively and popular airs. There were little signs of Celtic fervour, until a portion of the crowd in front of the stand made A FEEBLE EFFOHT WITH" SOSPANi FACH." Bain led m the boots promptly at 3.15, amidst scenes of great enthusiasm. The Welshmen followed behind the Scotch for- wards, who were a very burly lot. They could give away a lot of weight to the Welshmen. Bain kicked off, and Clem Lewis fielded, after the Sootch forwards had knocked Oi1. He ran round to the left and passed to Evans, w ho failed to field, an d Wetter cross-kicked to Hir8t. The latter ran to half-way before being pulled up. The Scotchmen got a footing in the Welsh territory, and Sutherland, fielding in the loose, made a fine attempt to break through, but fortunatoly Tom Williams picked up and found touch. The opening was sensational, for a lack of understanding by the Welshmen en- abled Sloan to pick up in the loose and pass out wide to Stewart, who, taking the ball in full stride, had a clear open- infl. He SWERVED PAST BANCROFT BRILLIANTLY. and scored a great try, after running nearly half the longth of the field with- out a hand being laid upon him. He planted the ban right under the post, in: R-Ga,-OOsy position for Hamilton to convert, Scotland thus having a lead of five points after four minutes' play. From the next scrum a. movement was started by the Welshmen which looked promising until Will intercepted a pass in- tended for I. T. Da-vies and came away, but the watahful Tom Williams onoe again came to the rescue with a touch-finder. The visitors were playing with surprising dash, and seamed to have got the measure of the Welshmen, their forwards being tremendous in the loose. W. H. Tirana pulled up a Scotch rush, and Rev. Albfll Davies attempted, without success, to open out play with a dribble. Stewart, however, faitliered the ball and punted down the eld, Bancroft having to rush into toucn to cave. The Welshmen, for an irregularity, were penalised in a favourable position, but Laing failed with the kick and Hirst fielded and gathered, but his kick failed to find touch. Hamilton did the needful for Scotland, and then A USEFUL RUSH BY WALES, headed by the Rev. Alban Davies and I. T. Davies, gained half the length of the field, but there was a lack of finish in the efforts of the home backs. Play for a while re- mained at mid-field, Bancroft handling splendidly and putting in some fine kicking, which left play in the Scotland 25. Then fine efforts by Clem Lewis diddled the Scottish d'efenoe and enabled him to feed Hirst, who punted to Wallace, for the latter to relieve. Hirst dropped impetuously for goal, and then the Welsh side exerted pressure upon the Scottish line, Hamilton eventu- ally relieving. Lloyd robbed the Scotch halves of the ball, and dribbled across to Hirst, who failed to field, and a good chance to score went astray. Play was; very fast and keen, and Wallace was; frequently called upon, but he was very safe. There was a demonstration against the Welshmen through one of the for- wards being noticed to kick a Scotch nlaver. and THE REFEREE STCPPED THE GAME. and warned the player in question. The Welshmen were doing much better than in the opening stages, but the Scotch! forwards were very active in the loose, and repeatedly broke up the Welsh de- i fence. Keeping up the pressure the Welshmen sent out wide to the backs, who failed, and Hirst, picking up ibeli ball, took deliberate aim and DROPPED A LOVELY GOAL, amidst, great cheers, after a quarter of an hour's play. G-ood kicking by Wallace sent the game back to thei Welsh territory, and then a. great rush by the Welsh forwards took play right down the field to the Sootch 25 before Hamilton found touch. A brilliant combined rush on. the blind side between Clem Lewis and Lloyd ended in Lloyd re-passLng try Clem Lewis, who transferred ip 1. T. Davies. The latter took the ball splendidly and was only held up a yard from the Scotch line. The Scotch backs tried to work out of ,INilger, but Bancroft fielded a pwnt from Will and sent play BACK TO THE SCOTCH 25, where Tom Williams got away jrroni tile next. | line-out and commenced passing, which gained a lot of ground. The Welshmen seemed content to chiefly confine play to the forwards, aJid Williams and Alban Davies were conspicuous for gooud play in the loose. The Scotch defence had no rest, Wales for a while being continually aggressive. Onoe Lloyd passed out smartly to Clem Lewis, who dropped for goal, but! failed. Will fielded and conceded a minor, The Scotchmen, by means of open play, got into dangerous proximity to the Welsh line, j &nd Hamilton fielding cleverly made a dean opening, iind had two men unmarked along- side, but pa-ssed poorly and the chance was lost. Wt-lca was penalised, end Wills placed for Hamilton to kick, but it was charged down by Tom Williams, who dribbled away, ana beat Wallace cleverly before orcee-kicking to Uzz-»11. The Wel8hmen HAD THE LINE AT THEIR MEROY, when Will and Stewart oame along at a. tremjendoua pqooe, and just dived on tbie ball in time to save a certain eoore. :E1ga.r Morgan gathered froia the line-out, amid passed out cleverly to Olem. Lewis, who ran triokily, and transferred to Hirst. The New- poort man got over the line. but W8ÃO reo oalled fcr a forward pem. The Welsih three- quasrtars became aggre%i-, and Wetter made a useful run, but Evans i* on too long before passing to iSavisa. Some effective dribbling weA now put in by the Scotch for- wards. Bancroft ea,ved a, wry hot rush, and then tb& ball was sent out wide to Will, who beat Daviea, but broke inwards instead of running straight, and was tacklied. Stewart made a clever run and handed off Hirst, but Bancroft, fortunately was able to eave. A nice bout of passing between*Lewie and Wet- ter and Evans took play to Wallace, who fleldel the ball an marked. Them was a stoppage owing to an injanry to Sutihetrk-nd, who had &NwrA-ntly injured hi5 foot., and THE SERVICES OF A DOOTOP had to be requisitioned, rme lDJuroci puwyerr was ahfe to resume, though his a-nkle was damaged. The Welsh forwmrdB were seen to advantage in a determined rn. which was only pulled up through a cmeart, effort on the port of Kama'ton. Wales booacrne extremely daaigesrwie, Tam Williaims rmelh- ing right through to within a vaa-d of the Scotch line. TVoro the next line-out tho ball oanne out to Clem Lefwdis, who put in a useful burøt., but tried to do too much oil his owm and was tackled a few 3mrds owb- side. A typical forward rush was pulled tup by 1. T. Davies and then slack play hv Wales enabled Scotland to secure a footing in Welsh territory, but the home forwards soon took up the running again and dribbled well to the half li ne. Soooie was new promin- ent for good kicking, and a smart follow-up by 1. T. DaN-iei cnuo&i Will to be tackled in poøeeesion and Waltwe came to the rescue onoo more. T. Williams was hurt in go- ing down to a Scotch rush and received a nasty cut on the head m tackling Hamilton. Williams wan very groggy when he relmmoo a ooupie of minutes 'atev. The flrfft free kick was given to Wales after thirty-five minutes' play, but Bancroft kicked too hH,:h and Walliace sent the ball into touch near the Welsh line. Then Uzzell dribbled away in brilliant style and play went half the length of the field. Wallace was badly bea.ten am it seamed, a certain roots for Wake wfoen Will agaan caane along at a tren. end mis si p eed gathered the ball, van round to the right amd kicked out of dangier. In subsequent plav F' was inp" jured aaid offside tactics on the part of tih A Scotch forwards caused tihwn to be penalised in an emy position. Hiirst was escorted off the field amid manry exprlssojofns of r-eig.ret from both sides of (,A,, blisiasts. The ball was nlaced for BANCROFT, WHO MADE NO MTfllTAKE and kicflced a fine goal, thms pitting Wales two point's f»(he«d nt the Interval. HALF-TIME SCORE: WALESâ1 dropped goal 1 penalty goal (7 points). SCOTLAND-1 converted goal (5 points). THE SECOND HALF- A great cheer went up when Hirst resumed at the opening of the second half, and he was at once prominent with a kick that found touch near the Scotland 25. Frcn the line-out. tha.t ensued the Welsh forwards rushed play near the Scotland line, but Stewart drovo them jack to their own 25. The. Welsh pack again diribided down and Wallace saved by a line kick. WALES NOW PRESSED HOTLY, and Lloyd broke away, only to be tackled when near the line. A scrum was formed near the Scotland line. Lloyd failed to get the ball away cleanly to Lewis, and when the latter eventually got the pass he was too well marked to g-t through. The Scotch forwards dribbled away well, and I. T. Davies kicked to Scobie, who returned to half-way But stiil the Welsh presaed. and using their feet magnificently in the loose drove the Scotchmen back. Then came the finest bit of pressing in the game. Tho ball came out to Clem. Lewis, who set the third line in motion oapitally. and then Williams TRANSFERRED TO 1. T. DAVIES I who received, and using his ppofd dashed well into the extreme righi oorner -ith a typical Welsh try There was great en- thusiasm. Bancroft's kick failed, but Wales were now five point ahead. The Welshmen were now playing a win- ning game and a couple of minutes later an nttempt at pacing by the Scotch backs re- sulted in a kick beong charged down, and Wetter, picking np in great style, doubled inwards and beating three Scotch ens I GROUNDED BEHIND THE POSTS. i Bancroft made no mistake this time, thus putting his side ten points ahead. The en- suing play saw a great rally by Scotland and the Rev. Alb.in Daviss was penalised for offside work. Interchange kicking be- tween Wallace and J. T. Davies resulted in the Llanelly man's favour, and nlay went back to midfield. The Scotch fnree-quair- ters tried passing but the tackling of the WVlsh forwards was good xnd some ground was gained thereby. Clem. Lewis, pick- ing up in the open, found touch well in the Scotch half and the ball came out to Wetter whose pass 10 Hirst went astray. The Newport man recovered himself in great style, h(-,wever., And screw-kicked (,0 touch after J>eing ta-cfided. Lloyd was injured but soon resumed and the Welsh forwards, playing in magnificent style, gave the Scotchmen a hot time. Then Hamilton broke away well .-d being joined by Suth- eiland has efforts looked dangerous, when I T. Davies, who wae playing a great game, found touch splendidly. Clem Lewis, a minute later, was loudly applauded for a great tackle of Stewart. Sootland were now doing better, and were keeping the wearers of the scarlet jersey on the defensive during the last part of the second hali. Fine kicking between Wallace and Bancroft resulted in the Scotch player's favour, but a moment later BANCROFT PULLED UP A SCOTCH RUSH with n clever kick to halt-way. ine bootcn forwards were playing desperately at this stage, but their "backs could not break j through the defence. Tom Williams, getting a, way well, threw to I. T. Dayies, I whose re-pass was forward. Good play. by Wetter gained considerable ground for Wales, and a b<mt of passing by the Welfh backs resulted in Davies failing to take a poor pass from Evans. Evans marked in a good position, but Bancroft's kick was charged down, and play settled down at halfway. A grea.t rush by the Welsh forwards, headed by Uzzel, was brilliantly checked by Wallace, who found touch in his own 25 And again the \YelsIl forwards broke away with the ball at their feet, and Wallace just managed to fall upon it on the Scotch line. A kick by Hirst was charged down with the result that Sutherland failed to pick up the ball when he had only Bancroft to beat, Evans punted well to touch in enduing play, which was in midfield, and A !br-n J )aviea was applauded for a plucky mark. Ban- croft was great in touch-finding. Then came a brilliant incident that deserved score. Evans, receiving from Clem, Lewis, kicked over Willc's hefni, and I. T. Davies dashing up at great sr 3d fielded brilliantly and burst over the Ii r. As he threw him- self in the corner, h ..vever he unfortunately lost the ball, and a, certain score was lost. Scotland wera now defending for all they were worth, and suddenly Clem. Lewis re- ceiving in front of the Scotch posts dropped a fine goal amid loud cheers. The score now stood at 19 points to 5, aDd still Wales were not contort, for from a scrum on the Scotch line Lloyd put the ball away to Clem Lewis on the blind side, and Lewis transferred to Hirst, who DASHED OVER IN THE EXTREME LEFT CORNER .1 n_ with a great try, wrncn j>aiiurort con- verted with a magnificent kick. /Play in the final stages was confined to Scotch territory for the greater part, and the Sootch forwards mulled towards the end. FINAL SCOREi WALES-2 converted goals 2 dropped goals 1 penalty goal 1 try (24 points). SCOTLAND-1 converted goal (5 points).

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