England v. France - Result

England v. France - Result

Post by Dr J.S. Marsla » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00


England 73 France 6

England: Tries: Offiah (4), Connolly (3), Newlove (2),
                Prescott (2), Blakeley, Robinson, Sculthorpe
         Goals: Prescott (7), McNamara (1)
         Drop Goal: Offiah (1)

France:  Tries: van Brussel (1)
         Goals: Torrielles (1)

Attendence: 6239

Teams as posted yesterday except Farrell did not play (thigh
injury).  Sculthorpe started as loose forward, McNamara start
in second row and Morley (St Helens) joined the subs bench.

Records:

Highest score and widest winning margin by England in any
match - previous record was 60 - 13 v. Wales, 28.5.1978.
Also highest score by England against France - previous
record was 48 - 2 at Bordeaux in 1975 World Cup tournament.
It also beats the record for Great Britian which was 72 - 6
v. France, 2.4.1993.  It is not France's worst defeat which
was 0 - 74, v. Australia, 4.12.1994.

Most points in a match by an England player, 22 by Prescott,
beating Geoff Pimblett's record of 21 v. Wales in 1978.
However Pimblett's record was before the value of a try
was increased from 3 to 4 points so his 9 goals and one
try would be 'worth' 22 points by today's standard.  The
record for a Great Britian player is 26 (2 tries and 10
goals) held by John Holmes (v. New Zealand, at Pau in the
1972 World Cup tournament).

Most tries in a match by an England player, 4 by Offiah,
matching the records of Jim Leytham (1905 v. Other Nat.),
Stan Moorhouse (1913 v. Wales), P. Norburn (1953 v. Other
Nat.), Keith Fielding (1975 v. France) and Stuart Wright
(1978 v. Wales).  Offiah holds the record for a Great
Britian player outright with 5 against France in 1991.

All the best
--
John
The Yorkshire motto updated:  Hear all, see all, say nowt;
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt; Read all, lurk all, post nowt;
And if tha'ever do's owt for nowt allus do it for thi'sen.

 
 
 

England v. France - Result

Post by J.K.Thom.. » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>in second row and Morley (St Helens) joined the subs bench.

Don't think so mate. It was actually his brother Adrian (Leeds) who
played. For some strange reason, The morley (Chris) at St Helens plays
for Wales. It baffles me.

By the way, the England version of the Morley brothers is twenty times
better than the Saints version, as I'm sure regular readers will have
noticed by now as I have been accused of worshipping the toilet he shits
in. Not far off the mark to be truthful.

tata4now

tommo

 
 
 

England v. France - Result

Post by Unswor » Sat, 15 Jun 1996 04:00:00

John, how many pies did they sell?

Ged Unsworth
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Taking Rugby League to the WORLD

 
 
 

England v. France - Result

Post by Dr J.S. Marsla » Wed, 19 Jun 1996 04:00:00

: John, how many pies did they sell?

The sales of pies has drastically reduced with the advent of
Summer rugby; being replaced by record sales of vanilla ice
cream.  Honest.  As for which Morley - that's what it said
in the newspaper - which was evidently wrong.  It must have
been the first match he's played in a while without being
sent off.

All the best
--
John