Brownlie handed his marching orders
Arthur Gould made his Test debut on this day in 1885
© PA Photos
Playing for New Zealand against England, Cyril Brownlie became the first player sent off in an international when Welsh referee Albert Freethy issued the marching orders at Twickenham. New Zealand won 17-11 with 14 men. Brownlie's brother, Maurice, crossed for one of their four tries, with James Parker, John Steel and Snowy Svenson completing the scoring.
Gould, Wales's first rugby great, made his cap debut playing out of position at fullback for a Welsh side that was beaten by England at Swansea. An allround athlete and stalwart of Newport for 16 years, Gould played 27 Tests for Wales from 1885, until 1897 when he was forced into retirement following a dispute over the funds raised for his testimonial.
The First Springboks beat a French Selection 55-6 in Paris in the last match of their European tour. Dietlof Maré scored 22 points.
The Wallabies gave their best Test performance of their tour beating England 11-0 at Twickenham through two tries by Col Windon and one by Alan Walker. The visitors thus won three of their four Tests in the Home Unions and haven't conceded a single try in the four internationals played.
HO de Villiers was the stand-out player for the Springboks in their 24-11 win against the North-Eastern Counties at the County Ground, Gosforth. The fullback scored a try, landed three conversions and kicked a penalty goal to provide the tourists with half of their points.
England ran up their then highest score against Australia with a powerful
pack display backed by some enterprising backs play. England won 23-6 with tries from David Duckham and new caps Barrie Corless and Mike Lampkowski. Fullback Alastair Hignell weighed in with three penalties and a conversion.
Ulster upset title-chasing Munster with a thumping 37-11 victory in their Magners League clash at Thomond Park. In doing so Ulster became the first Irish team to beat Munster at Thomond Park since Leinster in December 1995, as they humbled the Heineken Cup champions with a devastating five-try salvo.Paddy Wallace, Darren Cave, Mark McCrea, Tom Court and Andrew Trimble all touched down for Ulster although Munster had the last laugh come May, winning the title.