November 28 down the years
Eales kicks Wallabies past England
John Eales was the hero for Australia on this day in 1998
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John Eales' late penalty goal helped his Wallaby side to pip England 12-11 at Twickenham. The legendary lock scored all of Australia's points from the kicking tee, with the final shot at goal capping a dramatic close to the game. Jerry Guscott had crossed for the only try of the game to take England in to an 11-9 lead, leaving Mike Catt with the conversion attempt to take them beyond a penalty or drop-goal. He missed and when England infringed following the kick-off Eales made no mistake for Rod McQueen's developing side, a year out from their triumph at the Rugby World Cup. Eales holds the record for points by a forward, with his 173 in 86 Tests comprising two tries (one at four points and the other at five), 31 conversions and 34 penalties.
Ireland flanker Denis Leamy was born in Tipperary. He achieved success both with his province, Munster, and Ireland following his international debut in 2004, winning two Heineken Cups as well as the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009. He scored Munster's only try in their 2008 Heineken Cup triumph over Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium. In 2007 Leamy played all of Ireland's games in an ill-fated Rugby World Cup campaign in France which saw them knocked out at the pool stages.
Teenager Bleddyn Williams scored a last-minute try, which he also converted, gave Cardiff a 14-10 victory over the RAF in Cardiff. Williams was still five years away from beginning his international career, which would bring 22 Wales caps, five for the British & Irish Lions and the nickname of "the Prince of centres".
Literally days after Scotland were annihilated by South Africa, Dally Allardice played a blinder at scrum-half for the North of Scotland as the Springboks struggled to a 14-3 win in Aberdeen.
For only the second time in their history Munster completed the "Triple Crown" of victories in the Irish Inter-Pro Championship. They wrapped up their second Crown in three years with an 18-14 defeat of Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick.
Fiji stopped off to score nine tries in beating Canada 35-17 in Burnaby on
their way home from a tour of Britain.
Italy, coached by former French star Pierre Villepreux, gave Graham Mourie's All Blacks a thorough examination in Rovigo. The tourists eventually ran out 18-12 winners in the last match of their European visit.