Friday, December 6, 2013

Retro Friday: 1976 vs Wales, 1978 vs England

Photo The Guardian: Barry John playing for the Lions
The following video takes a look back to the 1970´s - a time in which Wales was the best European side and had a list of players that have gone down in history as being the greatest of all time. The likes of Gareth Edwards and Barry John are still talked of today. 

When Wales hosted Argentina in 1976 Gareth Edwards was one of the try scorers in a close fought match which Wales won 20-19 after the scores had been tied at 6-6 at the interval. Argentina scored two well worked tries with Daniel Beccar Varela and George Gauweloose going over.

Argentina´s first ever IRB Hall of Famer, Hugo Porta was at the start of his international career and he slotted a conversion in the 1976 match. Two late tries by Gareth Edwards and Gerald Davies denied Argentina a famous victory at Cardiff Arms Park.

Two years later Argentina took on England at Twickenham and came very close to defeating England. The match was tied 13-13 after England had held a 6-3 halftime lead. Argentina scored two tries with Marcelo Campo and Ricardo Passaglia crossing the line while Hugo Porta successfullly converted one of them.


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