The RFU Knockout Cup Final 1974 – Coventry v London Scottish
So, with thanks once again to Roy Thompson, without whom neither this post or the previous one would be possible, here are the highlights of the 1974 RFU Knockout Cup Final.
This time Coventry’s opponents were London Scottish.
And again, it’s in colour.
Coventry were somewhat disadvantaged for this game through the absence of two of their British Lions representatives.
Once again, I’ll avoid any comments about the game itself, although I would just flag up Nigel Starmer-Smith’s shirt (those collars were all the fashion back then!) and the Rugby Special opening/closing theme tune which, even now, stirs up such strong memories.
Having beaten Bristol in the Final the previous year As once we were, so will we be… , the Coventry side that faced London Scottish was noticeably different…
- P Rossborough
- D Duckham
- B Corless
- D Foulks
- T Barnwell
- A Cowman
- W Gittings
- J Broderick
- J Gallagher
- K Fairbrother
- B Ninnes
- I Darnell
- R Walker
- L Rolinson
- R Cardwell
I think it was Cardwell who used to always stand on the touchline and cross his fingers every time Cov had an attempt at goal or a conversion…
As always, please feel free to leave a comment.