England vs Australia Challenge 1975

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England 0 lost to Australia 25

Match URL
Wednesday, November 12th, 1975
Kick Off
7:30 PM (local time)
Fred Lindop
Headingley (Leeds)
  England Australia
  0 25

Match Stats

Halftime Score 0 8

Match Scoresheet

Sent Off   Roger Millward   Tom Raudonikis
Tries       John Lang (2)
        Michael Cronin
        John Peard
        Terry Randall
Goals       Graham Eadie (5)


Fullback 1. Ray Dutton 1. Graham Eadie
Wing 2. David Smith 2. Johnny Rhodes
Centre 3. Nigel Stephenson 3. Michael Cronin
Centre 4. Eric Hughes 4. Steve Rogers
Wing 5. Ged Dunn 5. Ian Schubert
Five-Eighth 6. Ken Gill 6. John Peard
Halfback 7. Roger Millward (c) 7. Tom Raudonikis
Front Row 8. Harry Beverley 8. Arthur Beetson (c)
Hooker 9. Keith Bridges 9. John Lang
Front Row 10. Jimmy Thompson 10. Greg Veivers
Second Row 11. Jeff Grayshon 11. Ray Higgs
Second Row 12. Mick Adams 12. Terry Randall
Lock 13. Stan Fearnley 13. Greg Pierce
Bench 14. David Eckersley 14. Jim Porter
Bench 15. Charlie Stone 15. Ian Mackay
Coach   Alex Murphy   Graeme Langlands

Match Notes

Not much is known about exactly how this match came about. According to The Times (UK), it was requested by the Australians. It is believed the idea was formulated on the basis that Australia failed to beat England throughout the World Cup tournament, and thus were not worthy winners.

Man of the Match was Graham Eadie.

This match is a part of the following:


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