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An Expert's Review I WELSH FORWARDS' CREAT DISPLAY I By' R- T. GABE. I Considering the adverse clima/tio conditions I and the heavy state of the ground, the game was eurpffisinsjly ft. It is time that there were very few eicadl-,raiting passing advances, but the irregistihle Welsh forwaxd rushes were well worth, witnessing, and they could not but thrill. Time after tiIme the Welsh vajnguard brushed off the much-vaunted Scotch three- quarters without much difficulty, and were only pulled up by infringements of t'ae rules when within jyi ace of scoring. The We^sh xorwwds undoubtedly won the game, a,ad it would be almost invidious to particularise where all strove so valiantly, but one cajinot withhold making special men- tion of Ivor Morgan and Pugsiley, not only for their respected tries, bmt for their genera-l display. Jenkins made a very creditable debut. 'i'nere is no need to change a single mem- ber of the pack for the next match, for mate- rial improvement cannot possibly be made. The Scotch forwards, although clearly beaten, never relaxed their heroic efforts, but made a desperate railly right at the end of tae game. I shall not be surprised to see the veterans of the pack giving way to younger and more agile raen- The best seemed to be Gowlland, Scwtt, and Stuart. Morgan was as much in the picture as Bueth was out of it. It was not Bush's day. for it waa well nigh impossible for Morgan to throws out wel:I-directed passes. Willie' dribbles were well ex-ecu ted, and quite de- served the appiau.se that they evoked. He looked after Milroy really well. THE WELSH TKREiE-QUARTERS. The best of the three-quarters was Spiller. His try was a perfect eye-opener, and he must have been surprised himself at the manner the Scotchmen, after laying hands on him, let him go. The opening seemed-to be microscopic, and it was any odds on Spiller being smothered. Baker ran with characteristic daish at every opportunity, and his burst over the line for his try after fast following-up was really praiseworthy. Trew and Gibbs defended ex- cellently, but they had less chances than the left winlg to attack.. Bancroft was just Bancroft at his best, and that is the highest praise I can give him. He fielded and kicked with precision. Schulze, i" comparison with Bancroft, was very weak. He failed repeatedly to gather the ball, and his kicking lacked length and accuracy of direction. The best of the threes for Scotland- wa-s Angus, ana he. unlike his confreres, brought off many remark able s?ves.in the teeth of dangerous rushes.Pea,rson and Simson failed j to fulfil expectations, for they made mistake after mistake with painful persistency. Sutherland gave a slightly better exhibition. Tennant was very nippy, and it was a great pity that he had to leave the field. He was a. •continual ,source of worry to the opposi- tion in the first half. Mdlroy was exceed- ingly clever with his feet when he helped the forwards in the loose. In conclusion, Wales was nnqueatioTLably the better team, and they quite deserved the large score that they got. The team, as con- stituted, will take a deal of beating next March at Dublin I MR. A. J. GOULD: I don't want to say any- I thing, but I am satisfied with the display I of Young Wales. MR. GWYN NCHOLLS: The Welsh forwards won the game for us. MR. T. D: SCHOFIELD: You can say I air satisfied. MR. HARRY BOWEN: Leave me out. I have refused to say anything to others twice already. MR. EVA-N I JOHN (Pontypridd): A very fine game, but-a, pity Tennant was hurt. MR. DONNE /Somerset, and member of the English Union Selection Committee): On a dry ground Wales would have won by iu,r,Te-mach more, in fact. J. 11L B. SCOTT.—The ground was awfll! J. M. KBi?. ll,-Nf;,DY (Referee).—Decuined to ex- J. M. KENNEDY (B?feree). -I?ecJd.ned to ex- press any opinion, but thought that, con- sidering the depreh>-LHS" weather and the "impressing" turf, that the game was a good one. Wales j:ia.ved fineoy. Beyond this Mr. Kennedy would not go. I GATE ESTIMATE Seen in the pavilion after the match, Mr. Walter Rees, the Welsh Union secretary, was I only aihle to give an approximate estimate of the atten-dance and gate proceeds. He thought the crowd did not much exceed 30,000, and that the proceeds would total a little over X9i)Ol m he money was tak?n to I the bank, and the actual amount will be made known &n Men lay afternoon. Results of Past Matches I Scotland won 13, Wales 11, Drawn 1. I Scot- Wales. land. Date. Where played. Winner. G. T- G. T 1883 Edinburgh Scotland 1 0 3 1 1884 Newport Scotland 0 0 11 1885 Glasgow Draw 0 0 0 0 1836. Cardiff Scotland 0 0 2 1 1S87 Edinburgh Scotland 0 0 4 8 1888. Newport. Wales 0 1 0 0 1835 Edinburgh Scotland 0 0 0 2 1890 Cat dif fSmtland 0 1 0 2 1891 Edinburgh Scotland 0 0 3. 6 tEn. Swansea Scotland 0- 1 l i I 1893 Edinburgh Wales 13 0 0 18?4 Newport Wales .1 1 0 0 1&95 Edinburgh &o41and f 0 1 0 18% Cardiff Wales 0 2 0 0 1897 No match, owing to dispute. 1898 I No match, owing to dispute. 1899 Edinburgh Scotland 2 0 3 3 19G0 Swansea Wales .0 4 0 1 1901 Edinburgh Scotland I 1 3 1 1902 Gardiff Wales 1 3 1 0 1903 Edinburgh Scotland 0 0 11 19()4. Swansea Wales 4 1 0 1 1905 Edinburgh Wa,les 0 3 10 1906. Card,iff Wales 03 1 0 1907 Edinburgh Scotland 10. 0 2 1908 Lswgnsea Wales 0 2 10 1909 Inverlaith Wales .1 0 l 0

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