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RECORD GONE. -,¡,¡ ——— ——— Gloucester Play Attrac- ,2 tive Rugby. .t I 1AII Whites Improve. "ti ,,All Whites Improve. y %j* ") (By PENDRAGON:") Plenty of food for reflection was sup- plied oy Saturday's Rugby results. Per- haps the most surprising feature was the failure of the unbeaten Llanelly side to t Aberavon by more than three points. The week before Aberavon lost Id Neath, who on Saturday went down felifore Cardiff-generaliy rcgarded as OB? of Wales' weakest sides—by 21 paints to nine. OardiR had prevlou? r, to Gloucester, who in turn yielded up their unbeaten certificate to Swan- sea in a game full of incident and charac- terised by the best of good feeling. The Ciitiaens were not the only English side fro be beaten by Welsh tactics, for New- 06rt., playing at Leicester, got home by a olear 11 points. All this is interesting, because Swansea will be away at New- port next Saturday and at home to Leicester the week following. E BROKEN RECORD. characteristic of visits of English sMes to Swansea has nearly always oeen He readiness shown to play the ?pec true. Where the lcadmg Wet?h clubs QPpose one another there is too often Uè tendency to go in for spoili taotics cr to employ unattractive methods of the kick and rush order. Gloucter lost their record, but they won our re- spect. They were beaten by a team or better opportunists, but they gave The bail plenty of air, and there were occa- binDs during the last quarter of an hour "v;hcn they were within an ace of pielc- ing the Swansea cieience. I liked the Tvay in which Dix and Hall worked to- gether; and I was much impressed by iae play of Hamblin, the full-back. Ec did not kick with the same precision as the Swansea custodian, but his length pncl fielding were always good, and V U-.is never afraid to tackle. The presence of Hudson iu the Gloucester three- quarter line recalled the days when l. f \1\S so big a scoring fa-tor against the All Whites. No iuiglish player won greater respect at Swansea in the ..Jd cays. This time, however, he was but 8 shade of his fcnncr self. There was a tendency to hesitate and to leave soma oil's else to do the work, thie being particu- larly noticeable when defence was called for. Webb was good, and so was Lewis WELL MERITED SCORE. The scor? which came the way of Glou- ce5:er towards tht end of the second h?f wa? hc reward of persistency. Head- v,x'y had been mad? by parang in which Hall and Webb took a prominent pal t I but the foundation for the try was ¡ really laid by T. R. Thomas, the Swan tica w?g. who mis6el<kd at the c?nt)? Brown dashed up and pass<?d to SJIlar'1 Swansea w?r? taken by surprise and thr (jf.ouester forwara beat the defence and ¡ ran in near the posts for Hambiin to on- i| vert. I DOWEN'S INJURY. I I It has of course, to be borne in niina that Swansea played right through tie second half without Bowen, who had to V oil with a damaged shoulder. It Ratifying to know that no bone has bëvlÎ. broken, but as the injury is similar to that sustained by Howel Lewis against Driion l(crry his chances of playing against Newport seem to be remote. Prior to his retirement Bowcn made some char- acteristic bursts. He was, in tact, our wQSt versatile three-quarter. The vacancy at centre-threeqarter was, after the interval, tilled by Tom Williams, which meant that Swansea, for the most of the time, were a man phort in the ecrummage. I THE NEW INSIDE HALF. it looks a-s though we have at last solved the inside half difficulty. At any rate, Mog Bees, of Amman United, made quite a successful debut, giving clean passes, and doing much to commend him- self besides. There was a tendency to Ret offside, hut that was no doubt the, result of over eagerness. His partner, Ren I'eynon, was the man of the match. Beynon has not played a had game this eecsson, And I fancy that his charter of playing for Wales arc hotter than those of anv of his rivals. lie is strong on defence and attack, and he has wonder- fally improved his kicking. Ilis dropped goal on Saturday was a beauty. Flynn played a sound, solid game, and T. R Thomas, tho new wing, was,bctter than Grey, who, however, was suffering from an injury which would have caused any- one with lees pluck to retire. Thomas ha§ speed, and shows promise of develop- ing into a first-class wing. AN IMPROVED PACK. I The Swansea forwards who caught the | eye most were Tom Packer and A. E. i Jenkins. The pack, however, were good. TO a man. Phil Evans, who re-appeared f after having seen service in the Army, was often in the picture, and if he can stay the distance he should be an acqui- sition. I say "stav the distance be- cause he was gaed" in the greater game, and may, for aught I know, be etill stiiTering from the effects of Gor- man kultur." SWANSEA'S FULL-BACK. I It was Joe Rees's best display for Swansea. He won the match with his dropped goal against Cardiff, but well,.¡t.fI he played that afternoon, he was better against Gloucester. Some of his touch- tinders were beauties. His fielding was good, too, and he extricared himself from some difficult positions with credit. Swansea played better as a team than they did against Llanelly, the backs on I hoth sides seeking to make the play at- tractive as a spectacle.

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.SATURDAY'S RESULTS.I

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