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match and where was played and who were the opposition?

The first international game I attended was Ireland versus France in what is referred to as International Championship (5 Nations)
in January 1979 at Lansdowne Road. The result was a draw.


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I think Julius Caesar reffed the game. Romans v English. It was a bloodbath.


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England v Ireland - Twickenham 1998. Johnny Wilkinson's debut off the bench (to wing iirc). Hickie long range intercept, but comfortable Eng win.

Actually remains the only England game I've seen at Twickenham.


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I think Julius Caesar reffed the game. Romans v English. It was a bloodbath.


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1986, to see the AB's lose against the Wallabies.


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1989 Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park. I was in the north enclosure with my dad and my two brothers. Ireland won 19-13.


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England v Canada at Twickenham, Dec 10, 1994, 60-19 :thumbup:


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Mid 70's when a small lad with my Dad in Cardiff.
Always went to the Swansea v Baa Baa match at Easter as well from very young.
I remember seeing Jean Piere Reeves outside the ground :thumbup:


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1987, Napier, Tonga v Canada. RWC no.1

I can't remember who won but we supported Canada because they came to our rugby camp to talk to us and Tonga refused.


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1989 Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park. I was in the north enclosure with my dad and my two brothers. Ireland won 19-13.


We had the hex playing Wales in Cardiff starting in 1983 and lasting the best part of two decades. Loved the old Arms Park as a venue.


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1983, E v W, 17-7 to England


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1988. Concord Oval. All Blacks don't lose to Wallabies.


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Aged 5 in 1974. Scotland v France at Murrayfield. Still have the programme.


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Ireland v Zimbabwe, Lansdowne Rd. at the WC in 1991.

I'd been to Croke Park before but I'd never been to Lansdowne or on a terrace before or been sent to find my way there by myself with a collective of similar rabbits in headlights.

I still have the ticket, I'll never forget it. Brian Robinson scored 4 tries. :)


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1964. Wobblies v East Coast. Ruatoria.


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Miguel Indurain wrote:
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1989 Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park. I was in the north enclosure with my dad and my two brothers. Ireland won 19-13.


We had the hex playing Wales in Cardiff starting in 1983 and lasting the best part of two decades. Loved the old Arms Park as a venue.


Yeah Ireland had Wales at the Arms park for a good two decades like you say. My next game was better, v England in the same year at the Arms Park. Wales won 12-9


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Brit ... orth_Otago

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possibly not an image from the exact game.

But... f**k u.


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All Blacks vs Argentina 1989, Athletic Park. 49-12 to the ABs.


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1982, Alan Hewson tearing apart the Wallabies in the deciding Bledisloe at Eden Park.

Roger Gould scored in something like the first minute.

Spoiler: show
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Miguel Indurain wrote:
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I think Julius Caesar reffed the game. Romans v English. It was a bloodbath.


:thumbup:

5 centuries early?


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if the The Skilball Trophy counts, then 1990

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skilball_Trophy


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Apparently I was at the 1983 Mid Canterbury v British Lions game at the Ashburton Showgrounds, Ashburton. The final score 6-26.

Not that I gave much of a fvck as a 5 yr old.

My first full international game would come quite a bit later - 1994 New Zealand v South Africa at Carisbrook, Dunedin. The final score 22-14.


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The first one I remember was in 1972, Scotland/Ireland v England/Wales at Murrayfield for the SRU centenary match.
Sco/Ire won 30-21 with Mike Gibson scoring 3 tries and Tom Grace 2 tries.
Be a bit of fun if they had these matches occasionally again but no room in the calendar now.


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Gwenno wrote:
Miguel Indurain wrote:
globus wrote:
I think Julius Caesar reffed the game. Romans v English. It was a bloodbath.


:thumbup:

5 centuries early?

I think Maximus

Came off the bench.


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3rd February 1979, 5 Nations at Twickenham. A school trip to a 7-7 draw between england and Scotland.
Only time I've watched Scotland without having to see them lose.
Geech was playing.


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1991 World Cup Quarter Final, Ireland v Australia. The old South Terrace. Got lifted in the air by some random guy when Hamilton scored; alas Campo broke our hearts.


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Mr Mike wrote:
1982, Alan Hewson tearing apart the Wallabies in the deciding Bledisloe at Eden Park.

Roger Gould scored in something like the first minute.

Spoiler: show
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Great pic :thumbup: Can't help thinking Bernie would have gone a bit quicker without that mo, tho.


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The first one I remember was in 1972, Scotland/Ireland v England/Wales at Murrayfield for the SRU centenary match.
Sco/Ire won 30-21 with Mike Gibson scoring 3 tries and Tom Grace 2 tries.
Be a bit of fun if they had these matches occasionally again but no room in the calendar now.


:thumbup:

I went to the Ire/Sco versus Eng/Wal game in Cardiff in 1980, to celebrate the Welsh RFU Centenary. We were in Wales on holiday at the time and myself and my dad went to the game.

Like you, I'd like to see more of these type of games. That day the likes of JPR, Beaumont, Colclough, Terry Holmes playing against Andy Irvine, Ollie Campbell, Fergus Slattery.


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19/11/1994. Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield. I think it was the first overseas tour since the fall of apartheid - certainly it was the first time we had played them since 1970.

SA won 34-10. Which was a bit gutting because we were decent then.

Actually, thinking about it, I went to a B&I Select v European Select charity match at Twickenham in 1990 or '91 (raising money for Romania). Remains the only time I've ever been there. Not sure whether that counts.

There was a superb turn out of top players for the game. Jeremy Guscott beat about 10 people to score at one point and the cheeky bugger then took a bow in front of the royal box.


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England v Australia Twickenham 1988


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ABs vs Lions 3rd test at Lancaster Park, August 1966

It wasn't a fair contest.


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Miguel Indurain wrote:
match and where was played and who were the opposition?

The first international game I attended was Ireland versus France in what is referred to as International Championship (5 Nations)
in January 1979 at Lansdowne Road. The result was a draw.


Think that was the first game I went to 'on my own' ie. not with my Dad. A few of the school's teams travelled up by train.

I know I was at a Welsh game and a couple of Scots games before then with my old man, back when I was in primary school; but not certain when. And at an England game in Twickenham with Dad & my London-based uncle, also in my primary school days.


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1982 Scotland v England Murrayfield a school trip and I think it was a draw, all kicks. (9-9)


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1977 - Wales v Ireland

Duggan and Wheel got sent off

I followed up seeing every international in Cardiff after that until I moved to London in late 1981


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1991 Ireland v Australia RWC quarter final. I learned from the outset that its the hope that kills you


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England v Canada warmup prior to 1999 RWC.


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Ireland v All Blacks, Lansdowne Road, 1989.....famous for Irish team walking forward, arm in arm to meet the haka....lost 23-6, think it was possibly the great John Gallagher's last game, got a try same day.

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1992 All Blacks vs World XV. Athletic Park.

All Blacks won handsomley but Yoshida scored the try of the match.


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1992 All Blacks vs World XV. Athletic Park.

All Blacks won handsomley but Yoshida scored the try of the match.


Vague memory...towering bomb and he dives catches it and scores?


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