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BLACK&BLUE 1871

Vintage rugby shirts and associated products based on the founding clubs of the Rugby Football Union in 1871.

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On This Day
1971

John Dawes’ Lions drew the final Test match with the All Blacks 14-14 to become the only British & Irish tourists to win a Test series in New Zealand (2-1).

England flanker Peter Dixon scored a try for the Lions, with Barry John landing a conversion and two penalties. The tourists’ scoring was completed with a drop-goal from fullback JPR Williams, while the All Blacks scored tries through fly-half Wayne Cottrell and openside Thomas Lister.

The game was Dawes’ final Test match, although he returned to New Zealand as coach of the Lions in 1977.

 

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