CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY – ENGLAND SIX NATIONS GRAND SLAM 1991 – BOOK REVIEW
England Six Nations Team Grand Slam 1991. Furthermore, at the time it was of course the Five Nations. The book was written by Rob Andrew and Dean Richards. With Ian Robertson and Mick Cleary.
England Six Nations Team (Five Nations) frustration in 1989 & 1990
After two years of frustration. First at Cardiff in 1989 and then at Murrayfield in 1990. Will Carling’s England team finally achieved the Grand Slam against France at Twickenham on 16th March 1991.
England v France Six Nations
Although the French out-scored England by three tries to one. Including one of the most memorable tries ever seen at Twickenham. In addition, the English victory was built on the power and discipline of the forwards. Supported by dogged defence in the backs. With a try from Rory Underwood. A drop-goal by Rob Andrew and 14 points from the boot of Simon Hodgkinson.
The 1991 Tournament
From the beginning of the 1991 Five Nations Championship. It was obvious that England were determined not to be denied again. Although there were still occasional signs of the open-flowing rugby that had brought so many tries the previous season. There was also clearly an intention to capitalise on the strength. And experience of a daunting pack to overwhelm the opposition.
Victory in Cardiff. Calcutta Cup win. Succes in Dublin. Crowning Glory over France.
Firstly, Wales fell to England at Cardiff for the first time since 1963. Secondly, the Grand Slam defeat of 1990 at Murrayfield was avenged at Twickenham. And the Calcutta Cup regained. Thirdly, the Irish playing with a new enthusiasm under Rob Saunders were only just overcome. Finally, in the final quarter of the game to secure the Triple Crown in Dublin. Finally, Serge Blanco and his rampaging French team were held at bay in the rain and gloom of a glorious March afternoon. And England had finally won the Five Nations Championship and the Grand Slam.
Celebrates the heroes of the England Six Nations Team (Five Nations)
This is a lavishly illustrated book by England’s most-capped outside-half Rob Andrew and Dean Richards, a major force in the dominance of the England pack. England’s Grand Slain 1991 commemorates a remarkable triumph and will be a welcome addition to the library of every rugby enthusiast.