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.
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.
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".
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.
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.