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category: History & Legends
TIMELINE

From 1970 to 1979

All data used as is from rugbyfootballhistory.com

1971

Scotland, sticking to their belief that rugby should remain an amateur activity, took a long time to accept the idea of a coach. They finally succumbed in 1971 and appointed Bill Dickinson as a coach.

John Taylor lands the most famous kick in Five Nations history. His late left-footed conversion of a corner try by Gerald Davies brings Wales a one-point win against Scotland.

1972

Wales and Scotland are unable to travel to Dublin at the height of the Troubles.The Championship remains unresolved with Wales and Ireland unbeaten.Against Scotland, Gareth Edwards scores one of the tournament's best-ever solo tries from a run from deep inside his own half.

1973

One of the best trys you are likely to see. The famous Gareth Edwards try for the Barbarians vs. the all blacks. Cliff Morgan's famous commentary went like this: "Kirkpatrick to Williams. This is great stuff. Phil Bennett covering, chased by Alistair Scown. Brilliant! Oh, that's brilliant! John Williams, Pullin, John Dawes. Great dummy! David, Tom David, the half-way line. Brilliant by Quinnell. This is Gareth Edwards. A dramatic start. What a score!"

Gareth Edwards said "The game against the All Blacks is one I will never forget and those of us who played in it will never be allowed to forget".

1975

Rugby in the USA enjoyed a renaissance, beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1970s. This created the need for a national governing body to represent the USA in the International rugby community. Four territorial organizations gathered in Chicago, Ill., in 1975 and formed the United States of America Rugby Football Union (now known as USA Rugby). Today, USA Rugby is made up of seven Territorial Unions (TUs) and 37 Local Area Unions (LAUs),and supports more than 40,000 members.

1976

USA Rugby fields several national teams, nicknamed the Eagles. The National Menís Team, first took the field in 1976, and is becoming a prominent part of the International scene. Boca Raton RUFC formed.


 





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