February 14 down the years
Lowe off to a flier
Cyril Lowe: a brace of tries against Ireland ... in his 25 internationals he went on to notch 18 tries
HM King George V, on his first visit to Twickenham, saw England beat Ireland 17-12 during a Grand Slam season. Kid Lowe scored his first two international tries on the way to becoming England's record try-scorer, a distinction he held until Rory Underwood overtook him in 1989.
On his debut, University of Dublin CD centre Larry McMahon scored a try two minutes from time that gave Ireland a 6-5 win against England at Twickenham - the same as their winning score there two years earlier.
Ireland, led for the first time by Karl Mullen, beat England 11-10 at Twickenham on the way to their first Grand Slam ... and the only one to date.
The penalty goal all too frequently dominated international matches of the late 50s and early 60s. In Dublin, England gained their only win of a Five Nations season in which they failed to score a try. Bev Risman kicked a penalty from close to the touchline to give them a 3-0 defeat of Ireland. The Times described it as an "exciting but seldom skilful game ... which neither side deserved to win".
Tony O'Reilly's shock eleventh-hour recall for the game with England - his first cap for seven years - did little for the Irish cause as they lost 9-3 at Twickenham. O'Reilly's selection was at the expense of Brian O'Driscoll's father, Frank, a bench replacement who never subsequently won an official Irish cap. The game was decided by two Bob Hiller drop goals in 90 seconds.
Richmond won their last home match in the Premiership, beating Manchester Sale 29-24 with big names Agustin Pichot and Ben Clarke scoring tries. A month later the club went into administration after a major financial backer to the club withdrew his support. The club's right to play in the premier Division was removed and the squad was disbanded.