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"TtBERS TAIL I TWISTED. ———— WHITES' FINE WIN. 13 Points to the Good PREVIOUS RESULTS. Nov. 19, 1904.-Swomsom, 1 goal 1 try; Leicester, 1 goal 1 try. Feb. 18, 1905.—Swansea, nil; Leicester, nil. Nov. 11, 1906.—Swansea, 1 penalty goaJ; Leicester, nil. Feb. 17, 1906.-Swamea, 1 goal 5 tries; Leicester, nil. Nov. 17, 1906.—Swansea, 1 goal 1 try; Lei- cester, nil. Feb. 16, 1907.—Leicester, 2 penalty goals 2 tries; Swansea, 1 penalty goal. Nov. 9, 1907.-&wan2ea, 1 goal; Leicester, nil Feb. 15, 1908.-3wansea, 2 goals (1 penalty) 1 try; I/eioester, nil. Nov. 14, 1908.-Swan&m 1 goal 3 tariea; Leicester, nil. Feb. 13, 1909.—Leicester, 1 try; S/v.a" ,~ea, nil. Nov. 13, 1909.-Swamsea., nil; Leicester, nil. Feb. 12, 1910.—Swansea, 1 converted goal 1 dropped goal; Leicester, nil. Nov. 12, 1910.—Swansea, 2 tries; Leicester, 1 converted goal. Feb. 11, 1911.—Swansea, 1 try; Leicester, nil. Nov. 4, lgll.-Smansea, 2 converted goals 2 tries; Leicester, 1 converted goal 1 penalty goal. Feb. 10, 1912.—Swansea, 4 converted goals 4 tries; Leicester, 1 try. Nov. 2, 1912.-Swansea, 4 converted goals 1 penalty goal 1 try (26 pts.) Leicester, 2 converted goals 1 try. Feb. 8, 1913.-Swa.a, nil; Leioester, nil. Nov. 10, 191.3.-Leacester, 2 tries; Swansea, 1 try. _u_- SWANSEA'S DISASTROUS TOUR. I Last November the All W lllu* went on Lour with a weak side, and lost the game against Leicester and drew with Cambridge. This was one of the most, disastrous tours in the history of the club, for Trew and Bancroft- were both hurt, and their injuries caused Trew to retire dehnitE>}. from the game, whilat Bancroft's hurt -pt him out of the field for mouths. Thp j&enca of these two fine players did mt. towards upsetting Swansea's prospects the early part of the eeasou, and much chopping and changing became neoes&ary before the All Whites could settle down. Leioester fielded a great side at home in the last match against Swansea, and fully deserved the victory by six points to three. This was the first time Leicester beat Swansea ior four and a half years. They played grand football, and t'leii side included had. a dozen English 1.1- temationalo. A BRILLIANT GAME. I In the corresponding game at Swansea, last year Leicester played brilliant Rugby. Not for many a long day had there been seen such fine sporting football, and no fewer than nine clever scores were crowded into the hour aaid a quarter's play. The Leices- ter men surprised Swansea by their skill and scored two goals and a try. For a long while the game hung in the balance—Swan- sea had a record at that period-and the All Whites had to play all they knew to win. It was "touch and go" for a big portion of the game, but gradually the Swanseaites overcame the opposition and succeeded in winning a brilliant game with a margin of 13 points. Spectators who saw that game have pleasant recollections. Such a brilliant display was worth going a long way to see. LEICESTER'S STRENGTH. I "The Tigers," as they are known, have been going great guns this season, and are without doubt the best and most consistent side in England. They brought down a strong side to St. Helen's to-day, and were oonnd?o't of being aMe to give the Swansea spectators a treat. The All Whites were fortunate enough in being able to field a full side, and were strengthelled by the inclusion of Owen Jenkins, who, by the way, is chosen reserve for the Welsh International match against Scotland at Cardiff next Saturday. The ground was on the heavy side, and this to some extent handicapped the players, who would have preferred a dry. ground, as both teams were out to play an open game. The players lined out as follows: — SWANSEA.—Back J. Bancroft; three- quarers, Howel Lewis, Owen Jenkins, Alf. Thomas and Bryn Lewis; half-backs, J. Rapsey and B. Beynon; forwards. D. J. Thomas, T. Williams T. Parker, T Mor- gan, Phil Evans, B. Holiingdaie, D. Hux- table and Alf. John. LEICESTER.—Back, F. Mellor; throe- quarters, P. Lawrie, J. Hargreaves, J. W. Bream and W. Dalby; half-backs, G. W. Wood and F. M. Taylor: forwards, H. S. B. Lawrie, W. J. Allen, C. Hopkins, G. Ward, G. Twigg, A. Redding, G. Wilson, and L. M. Burton. Referee: Mr. J. Hague, Cardiff. A strong wind blew across the ground. This had the effect of drying up the turf splendidly, but it upsat the efforts at com- bination, and proved a big drawback to both twnis. Da.i Williams stood down from the five threemuarters chosen by the home com- mittee early in the week, and Bryn Lwis and Ow°n Jenkins ma.de welcome re-appear- ances. Edgar Morgan etooa down frõnr the forwards. and hie absence was regretted, for his skill in hooking would have been of great service .agrainst the heavy Leicester paok. Alf. John took his place. Leicester made several changes from the selected side. Bream, the full-ba<ek, oper- ated at centre, and Dalby on the wing. Both the regular centres were missing. Sir John Llewelyn was applauded 8M he took up his BOOt. in the stand. Messrs. Stanley and Daniel, two of the members of the English Selection Committee, were in attendance, so as to see the form of some of the Tigers* forwards, with a, view to including them in the English side against Ireland. The attend- ance at 3..15 was about 6.000. The teams fi-el-led prornptiv Rt 3.15. a.nd it wo. noti-vd t:1p V. at Kid :J"111"" f, toss and decided to play with the strong breese behind theai. Harry !3KCH: looked oil. and a acrum was termed at halfway through offsit? work by Leicester, and Rapeey robbed Wood of the ball and parsed to Beynon, whose na?s was intercepted bv Bream. He was pulled up by the referee. and then the Tigers' forwards dribbled away to Bancroft, \\hoT?npd them "p. A nastv <? ?-?Tif- r"n commenced to fall, and about of paasmg by commenc,ed to fall, and about of paasing by, pass to Howel IÆwis went astray. J?icestr-r bad a nice chanoe, but Tom Williams brought down Wood cleverly. Taylor made a great burst and passed to Twigg, who dribbled along, and the movement was only checked a. few yards from the Swansea line. The Leicester forwards were doing crand ly, but the wind troubled their basics very much. A penalty by Bancroft was charged down, a/nd the ball was blown across to the other end of the field, where Iiivil Lewis and T)Imlby nvoed for possession, and tlbe ball went into touch in the Leioester 25. Hril- liant work by Beynon and Bryn Lewis I ed in the latter runmi-ng down to the Leicester full-back, and a, clear opening was made when ths to one of the forwards was massed near the line. The Leicester fo-rwaads worked out oi danger, but. Swan- sea were soon back, pressing hotlv ten yards from the TIgen; line. The White* hold thoir supremacy, and Beynon made a glori- ous ruin and handed off three or four men before passing on the rigfht wine: to Tom Williiamr,, who parsed on too reverse side to BRYN LEWIS, WHO SCORED I CLEVERLY i in the corner. Bancroft converted with a i lovely kick right from the touch-line, and placed the Whites five points ahead. The home backs were away again a moment. liter, and Beynon threw out wide to Owen j Jenkins, who put Bryn Lewis in possesodoirL The latter made a fine run and was pulled down in the Leicester 25. The Tigers livened up. and after capital handling Lawrie ran round and cross-kicked, but Bancroft saved though tackled in pos- session. Taylor had a chance after pick- ing up in the loose u-jar the Swansf=. line. but Beynon brought off a fine tackle and I Bar V eel a certain try. The TIGERS KEPT UP THE PRESSTJRE I- -1 ior a consiaeraDie time, out a great euorir between Tom Morgan, Tom Williams, Howel Lewis and Beynon carried play three pa,"ts,I of the field, and Leicester were lucky to save the situation. Tom Williams did a lot of fine defence for Swansea, and kept a watchful eye on Taylor. A great rush by Swansea ended in Mellor saving in the nick of time, a.nd turning the ball into touch three yards from his own line. There were a lot of infringements in the scrums, and the referee had a lot of I trouble. The WHITES KEPT THE AGGRESSIVE, and Rapsey was held up on the line, but the ball was kicked out of bounds. Then the All WIjites' forwards, headed by Huxtable, were all over the Tigers and dribbled to the line, where Mellor fly-kicked and Howel Lewis fielded cleverly, and running strongly doubled inwards, beat Hargreaves, and MVISD UVER THE LINE. uancrolt could not add the extra points. Wood and Jayior aid good worx on i i-o> aggressive for the visitors, but the home forwards, beaded by D. J. Thomas, came down the field in a body, but a too boister- ous kick enabled Mellor to field and relieve the pressure. Most of the play was confined to the Leicester quarters. Beynon put in i lot of clever football for the Whites and gave the defenders a warin time. Another success met the efforts of the Whites through brilliancy on the part of Owen Jenkins, who doubled and gave the dummy in the best of style and made a clever opening for Alf Thomas, who transferred to HOWEL LEWIS WHO SCORED AGAIN IN THE CORNER. limcroft converted with a lovely shot. Harry Lawrie, one of the visiting forwards, hurt Lis leg and had to take a rest. HALF-TIME SUOFLE, t SWAJNSBA—2 converted goals, 1 try. LEICESTER—Nil. Harry Lawrie could not resume at the opening of the second half. Swansea com- menced strongly and Rapsey robbed Wood a.nd passed to Beynon, who ran deceptively from the twenty-five and was only pulled down in the act of crossing the line. This was a grand burst and fully Reserved a score. Lawrie was loudly applauded when ho returned to play and good kicking by Bancroft and Tom Williams kept Leicester defending in close proximity to their own line. The Whites passed splendidly, and Howel Lewis was pushed into touch near the line. Leicester worked out of danger with a forward rush which Bryn Lewis pulled up and a long kick by Hargrcaves sent play to half-way for the first time in thlsha1f. The referee spoiled the game by oon- inually whistling for the most trivial in- fringements. Leioester were penalised for over-eagerness, and Bancroft placed the ball in touch close to the Leioester line, where passing was attempted, but Lawrie intercepted and brought relief. A combined dash by Leicester ended in Walson kicking into touch at the home twenty-five. The ball got loose, and Bryn Lewis found touch just as he was bowled over by Dalby. The Tigers had more of the play afterwards. The ATTENDANCE HAD INCREASED TO TO OVER 8,000. Some warm scrums were fought out near the Swansea line, and Leicester made a praiseworthy effort to pierce the defence. Play for the most part was confined to the forwards, and the Whites with a great burst got right down to the other end of the field by means of good footwork. Bey- M Z 1 7.W" I.W non, Alf Thomas, and Howel Lewis were conspicuous, and the latter just failed to take a smart pass when he might have got through. The spectators made sarcastic re- marks about the refereaing and the continual toot of the whistle. He pulled up a few movements on the pert of the Swansea, backs after Bryn Lewis had got clean through the defence. Tom Morgan headed a tremendous burst on the Leicester line and was pulled up at the visiting 25. The Whites had the better of the play, but the wind upset the calculations of the backs. A bril- liant bout of passing by the Whites gained half the length of the field. Bot-h lots of forwards made some effective dribbles, and once Tom Morgan was nearly through the dc,fence-b-,tt I&cke-d support, There were SOME THRILLS TOWARDS THE END when the Whites put in some clever work, and Bryn Lewis just failed to hold a cross- kick on the left wing with only the full-back to beat. Reymoin cleverly opened up play, and '-If Thomas aud Owen J-Mikirs did well before sending to Bryn Lewis, who was pushed into touoh after crossing before lie could ground t4he ball. Thi" was distinctly hard Ics. A moment later Swansea wore til over the Leicester men, but the last pass wemt astray three yanxk from the Tickers' lane. Time wa.s then ofiHed. FINAL SCORE owajnimua—6 converted goats, 1 try (13 points). LEICESTKRNil. —————





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