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Memorable Matches From The Biff Era

(m02) THE SWINTON MASSACRE (1963)

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Friday, May 04, 2012

THE SWINTON MASSACRE (1963)
2nd TEST AUSTRALIA -V- GREAT BRITAIN

MEMORABLE MATCHES #01

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from Quigs "As mentioned previously, I am not a rugby league historian, a rugby league expert. I am just a lover of this era of Rugby League." ... This is a recollection of some of the battles, and the trench warfare that I, and others watched over time. Some are matches that I was told about, or read about.


MATCH SUMMARY Roo's first series win in England
Possibly the great Johnny Rapers finest game.



The Aussie had won the first test 28 - 2 and there were concerns in Mother England that these visitors were good enough to win the Ashes and become the first all-Australian side to win the Ashes in England.

The second test would become known as the Swinton Massacre when Australia completely dominated the match, scoring 12 tries in their demolition of the Pride of England to the tune of 50 to 12.

The kangaroos smashed record after record in this game. At the time some of the records were highest winning score, biggest winning margin, Gasnier became Australia's leading tryscorer in a series agains G.B.


Australian Hard man Noel Kelly
scoring a three pointer during the
Swinton Massacre. It was his only try against Great Britain.

Ken Irvine equalled Carlsons tryscoring record, Langlands 20 points in the test, then a record.

The match will be remembered as one of the best games the great Johnny Raper ever played. He was involved in 9 of the 12 tries, and absolutely devestating in defence.

Noel Kelly hits it up with Ken Day in Support.

As quoted in the History of Australian Rugby League "Emotions ran deep as the players understood the magnitude of their victory. Eric Ashton called the Kangaroos the best Australian team he had seen.
Stuart Hadfield the former British Tour Manager was quoted as saying that he had been watching tests since 1910 and if he were a millionaire he would not hesitate to buy the Australian Team lock, stock and barrel.

SOME SAY IT WAS THE DAY AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE CAME OF AGE.........

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