All Blacks vs Wales 1976

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  1. Heather

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    I have a memory of attending a game at Cardiff Arms Park in 1976 where the score was something like 40-3 to the AB's. I cannot find any record of this - did I dream it?
     
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    Is it possible it was 1973?
     
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    I don't think you'd have seen a score like that in the 70's! Scoring 40 back then would be like scoring 70+ now.
     
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    Maybe 1980. 20-3.

    Which was considered an amazing result at the time.
     
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    These are the only games played by your 2 protagonists at CAP in the '70s
    Dec 1972: Wales 16 v 19 New Zealand
    Nov 1978: Wales 12 v 13 New Zealand (Andy Haden's dive cost our boys a deserved win linky)
    in 1980 there was this result
    Nov 1980: Wales 3 v 23 New Zealand

    In '76 Wales played just 2 games at CAP, winning both. Sco were badly beaten 28 to 6 and France suffered a 19 to 13 loss, in another Grand Slam for Wales. In fact Wales' record at CAP in the 70's was exemplary, played 25, losing just 2, both NZ, and drawing 2, SA and France. Here is the complete record for Welsh home games in the '70's, confirming beyond doubt that they were rightly regarded as no1 for most of the decade.

    Wales '70s record at CAP.png



    Credit to Pick and go for their amzing work cataloging historical data.
    See: http://www.lassen.co.nz/pickandgo.php
     
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