England v President’s Overseas XV

England v President’s Overseas XV was a 1971 rugby union match between England and a President’s Overseas XV. The match was played to celebrate the centenary of the Rugby Football Union. [1] The President’s Overseas XV featured players from Australia, Fiji, France, New Zealand and South Africa and was effectively a World XV. The President’s Overseas XV won 28-11.

1971 rugby union match
Football match
England v President’s Overseas XV

Official programme
Event Rugby Football Union Centenary
England President’s Overseas XV
11 28
Date 17 April 1971
Venue Twickenham Stadium, London
Referee M Titcomb (Gloucestershire)
Attendance 50,000

As preparation for the international match the President’s XV played and won three other matches against regional selections: London, Midland & Home Counties, the North and the South & South West Counties.

The game was played at Twickenham in front of 50,000 spectators. Test caps were awarded, and Dixon and Creed earned their first caps for England in this match.[2]

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Pos. Name Nationality
B Pierre Villepreux  France
W Stephen Knight  Australia
B Jo Maso  France
B Joggie Jansen  South Africa
W Bryan Williams  New Zealand
B Wayne Cottrell  New Zealand
B Dawie de Villiers  South Africa
F Roy Prosser  Australia
F Peter Johnson  Australia
F Hannes Marais  South Africa
F Colin Meads  New Zealand
F Frik du Preez  South Africa
F Greg Davis  Australia
F Ian Kirkpatrick  New Zealand
F Brian Lochore (captain)  New Zealand
W John Cole  Australia
B Sid Going  New Zealand
F Ron Urlich  New Zealand
F Jona Qoro  Fiji
B Roland Bertranne  France
B George Barley  Fiji
F Élie Cester  France
F Christian Carrère  France
B Ian McCallum  South Africa

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