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Title: ... p82 - Ken Irvine Memories of the Swinton Massacre 1963 by John Entwistle, Cardiff Wales

rumored that the winger , Ken Irvine ,had won a race with a horse over 100 yards


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John Entwistle, Barry/Cardiff Wales





I was certainly at this match as a young 16 year old Swinton supporter at that time . My main memory is of a very fit , fast and strong Aussie side whose forwards were quicker than our backs!!

I am sure that it was rumored that the winger , Ken Irvine ,had won a race with a horse over 100 yards .

If I remember rightly , GB's only try was scored by winger John Stopford after a break by centre Neil Fox , rapidly overtaken and tackled by Irvine who made him look as though he was standing still but the rest belongs to the Aussie team who were so magnificent that the only way that the GB team could compete in the next test was to pick a team of sluggers who could slow the Aussies down in a match in which several players were dismissed by referee , "Sergeant Major" Eric Clay but that's a separate story .

Appears in the following pages ....P82_Ken IRVINE
Date of posting ... 01-May-2006
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