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Sid Going and Gareth Edwards during the famous game between the All Blacks and Barbarians in 1973

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Sid Going and Gareth Edwards during the famous game between the All Blacks and Barbarians in 1973

Rugby Union - 1972 / 1973 New Zealand Tour of Great Britain & France - Barbarians 23 New Zealand 11
The packs pack-down with scrum-halves Sid Going, left, and Gareth Edwards at Cardiff Arms Park.
The Barbarians defeated the All Blacks for the first time, and the match is rated as one of the greatest ever played.
27/01/1973

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In this iconic photo print, we witness a historic moment in rugby history as Sid Going and Gareth Edwards, two legendary scrum-halves, prepare for an intense battle during the famous game between the All Blacks and Barbarians in 1973. The match took place at Cardiff Arms Park during the New Zealand Tour of Great Britain & France. The image captures the intensity and anticipation on both players' faces as they engage in a pack-down before the scrum. Going stands confidently on the left side while Edwards mirrors his determination on the right. Both men epitomize skill, agility, and leadership that have made them revered figures in rugby union. This particular game holds immense significance as it marked a turning point for rugby enthusiasts worldwide. The Barbarians achieved what no other team had done before – defeating the mighty All Blacks. Regarded as one of the greatest matches ever played, it showcased exceptional teamwork, strategy, and sheer determination from both sides. Colorsport's Colin Elsey has masterfully captured this pivotal moment with his lens expertise. Through this photograph print, viewers are transported back to that thrilling day when history was made on January 27th, 1973. As we admire this snapshot frozen in time by Colorsport Images without any commercial use intentions mentioned here; let us celebrate these remarkable athletes who continue to inspire generations with their passion for Rugby Union.

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