​​THE ALL GOLDS

Dai Jones

​ENGLAND

​Test 2

The All Golds played an England XIII at Central Park in Wigan and 12000 spectators attended despite the ground being frozen and a layer of straw had to be used to cover the surface. The conditions favoured an open game and by half time the score was 11-11. In the end, England ran out winners 18–16, meaning The All Golds had now lost two internationals. 

The tourists moved their base to Blackpool but their form did not improve. They lost to Lancashire 20–4. Approaching a three test series against the Northern Union, the All Golds were not confident.

The All Golds completely outplayed the Northern Union team who did not score any points until the last five minutes. The win levelled the series at

1-1 and attention moved on to Cheltenham, the venue for the third and deciding match.

NORTHERN UNION: Harry Taylor, Percy Eccles, Tom Llewellyn, Bert Jenkins, Jim Leytham, Jim Jolley, Johnnie Baxter, George Ruddick, Dai Jones, Arthur Smith, George Thomas, Harry Wilson, Silas Warwick.

NEW ZEALAND: Jum Turtill, Dally Messenger, George Smith (C), Lance Todd, William Tyler, Edgar Wrigley, Dick Wynyard, Massa Johnston, Angry Cross, Charles Pearce, Dan Gilchrist, William Trevarthen, Charles Dunning.

8th February 1908

Northern Union 6–18 New Zealand 


Tries: Eccles, Leytham  

Tries: Smith, Johnston, Todd, Dick Wynyard
Goals: Messenger (3)

Stamford Bridge, London

​Test 1

Headingley Plaque
All Golds v York

​​



The first ever International Rugby League match took place on 1st January 1908 when The All Golds played Wales in Aberdare. About 20000 people turned up to watch a Wales side containing a former Rugby Union international and several experienced players from the Northern Union.


​1st January 1908

Wales 9–8 New Zealand 


Tries: Thomas, Francis, Jones
Tries: Kelly, Bill Wynyard
Goals: Messenger


WALES: Chick Jenkins, Dai Thomas, Tom Llewellyn, Bert Jenkins, Llewellyn Treharne, David Beynon, Johnny Thomas, Dai Jones, David Davies, Oliver Burgham, George W. Thomas, Dai Rees, Howell de Francis.

NEW ZEALAND: Jum Turtill, Dally Messenger, Harold Rowe, Arthur Kelly, Bill Wynyard, Edgar Wrigley, Dick Wynyard, Massa Johnston, William Mackrell, Dan Gilchrist, Charles Pearce, Angry Cross, Bumper Wright (C).

The All Golds led 8–3 at half time but Wales fought back and Dai Jones scored a try with only minutes to go to put them 9–8 in front. Dick Wynyard then dropped a pass in front of the try line and Wales held on to win.

The tourists left Wales the next day and headed back to Kingston upon Hull for another visit, this time to play Hull Kingston Rovers. The All Golds responded to their defeat and won 6–3 in a closely fought contest. Coming to the business end of the tour, The All Golds travelled north to play another representative side in Cumberland and were again defeated 21–9 after resting several key players in preparation for the upcoming international match against England.

 tripleclicks.com
Gold Plated Heart Short Metal Chain Pendant Necklace For Women FREE SHIPPING— $10.00 (Save 44%!)
Item Specifics: Material: Alloy Color: Gold Gender: Women Pattern: Heart Style: Sweet Pendant Size: About 0.9 x 1cm Chain Length: About 45cm Weight: About 4g Dress collocation: All-match Package Includes: 1 x Heart Necklace Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
4.00 27
10 USD InStock
Gold Plated Butterfly Bracelet Charm Austrian Crystal Women Bracelets & Bangles— $5.99 (Save 70%!)
Material: Metal, Zinc Alloy, Crystal Color: Gold color as the pictures Bracelet Length: 230mm Quantity: 1 piece Condition: 100% Brand New
4.00 5
5.99 USD InStock
Gold Plated Clear Crystal Heart Jewelry Set For Women — $24.00 (Save 51%!)
Item Type: Jewelry Sets Fine or Fashion: Fashion is_customized: Yes Included Additional Item Description: Necklace/earrings Style: Classic Gender: Women Material: Crystal Occasion: Party Metals Type: Gold Plated Shape\pattern: Heart Jewelry Sets Type: Necklace/Earrings Brand Name: LONG WAY Type: Necklace/Earrings Shape: heart Design: 2014 New Fashion Fit For: Women ,Girl , Unisex Plating: Silver Plated Material: Austrian crystal Metal: Eco-friend Zinc Alloy Color: gold white
3.89 9
24 USD InStock
Gold plated charm Infinity bracelet — $3.99 (Save 80%!)
Material: alloy with gold plated, Color: as the picture package: 1pcs. Size: as the picture
3.99 USD InStock
Gold Plated Jesus Cross Pendant Necklace — $29.95 (Save 23%!)
Fashion Item Type: Necklaces is_customized: Yes Style: Trendy Pendant Size: 5.6*3.6cm Gender: Men Necklace Type: Pendant Necklaces Material: None Chain Type: Link Chain Length: 60cm Metals Type: Stainless Steel Shape\pattern: Cross Model Number: CROSS NECKLACE Brand Name: MEN JEWELRY
29.95 USD InStock
Gold Angle Wings Earrings FREE SHIPPING— $14.00 (Save 26%!)
Specifications Jewelry Type Drop Earrings Occasion Daily Material Alloy Material Shown Color Golden Drop Material Alloy Drop Color Golden Length of Earrings (CM) 6.5 Width of Earrings (CM) 1.5 Net Weight (Kg) 0.011 Quantity 1 Pair
14 USD InStock
Gold Silver Rhinestone Angel Wings Dangle Earring For Women FREE SHIPPING— $12.00 (Save 40%!)
Description: Type: Rhinestone Angel Wings Earrings Material: Alloy, Rhinestone Gender: Women Style: Elegant Color: Gold, Silver Size: About 4.0x1.5cm Weight: About 13g Package Includes: A Pair Of Rhinestone Angel Wings Earrings Notice: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
12 USD InStock
Gold Plated Butterfly Charm Alloy Anklet Chain Women Jewelry FREE SHIPPING— $10.00 (Save 28%!)
tem Specifics: Material: Alloy Colour: Gold Total Length: App 27.5cm Extention Length: App 6cm Weight: App 3g Package Included: 1 Pcs of Butterfly Ankle Chain Note: Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase.
10 USD InStock
Gold Plated Fine Jewelry Set For Women Beads Collar Necklace Earrings Bracelet Rings Sets — $25.00 (Save 16%!)
Item specifics Item Type: Jewelry Sets Fine or Fashion: Fashion Included Additional Item Description: Necklace Earrings Rings Bracelets Style: Trendy Gender: Women Material: Crystal Occasion: Party Metals Type: Zinc Alloy Shape\pattern: Plant Jewelry Sets Type: Necklace/Earrings/Bracelet Model Number: CT233 COLOR: Gold Plated Fashion: resort style/ Magazine recommended /street Packing: Well-packed in OPP bag, without card Wear season: All the year round SIZE: There are pictures and text Place of Origin: GuangZhou China Place: Party /Wedding /Birthday /Anniversary ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS: Europe & Nickel Lead Cadmium free Certification: High Quality in EU and AU
25 USD InStock
Golden Hollow Crystal Bangle Earrings Ring Necklace Jewelry Set FREE SHIPPING— $25.00 (Save 13%!)
Item Specifics: Material: Alloy & Crystal Color: Golden Gender: Women Style: Europe and America Necklace Length: About 41.8cm Necklace Pendant Size: About 6.3 x 3.2cm Bangle Length: About 21 + 5.4cm Earrings Size: About 3.2 x 1.9cm Ring Diameter: About 1.9cm Weight: About 73g Package Includes: 1 xJewelry Set Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
25 USD InStock
Golden Round Alloy Necklace Earrings Bracelet Ring Jewelry Set FREE SHIPPING— $20.00 (Save 25%!)
Item Specifics: Material: Alloy Color:Golden Gender: Women Style: Europe and America Necklace Length: About 46.7 + 6.7cm Necklace Pendant Size: About 19 x 3.2cm Bracelet Length: About 19.5 + 6.8cm Earring Size: About 5 x 3cm Ring Diameter: About 1.9cm Weight: About 96g Package Includes: 1 x Jewelry Set Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
20 USD InStock
Gold Plated Water Drop Opal Necklace Black Leather Rope Chain Choker FREE SHIPPING— $17.00 (Save 22%!)
Item specifics: Color: Gold Material: Alloy, Leather Rope Main Stone: Opal Big Opal Length: About 2cm Small Opal Length: About 1cm Pendant Size: About 8cm x 3cm Total Length: 41cm + 7cm Weight: About 20g Package include: 1 X Water Drop Opal Necklace Notice: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item.Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
17 USD InStock
Gold Plated Round Crystal Perfume Bottle Pendant Long Necklace - FREE SHIPPING— $12.99 (Save 18%!)
Description: Type: Perfume Bottle Pendant Necklace Material: Alloy, Crystal Color: Gold Gender: Women Style: Sweet Chain Length: About 60cm Pendant Size: About 3.2x4.5cm Weight: About 31g Package Includes: 1 X Perfume Bottle Pendant Necklace Notice: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
12.99 USD InStock
Gold Plated Owl Peach Heart Charm Ribbon Chain Bracelet For Women FREE SHIPPING— $12.00 (Save 42%!)
Item Specifics: Tyle: Owl Peach Charm Bracelet Material: Alloy, Ribbon Plating: Gold Plated Color: As show in picture Gender: Women Style: Sweet Pattern: Animal Bracelet Length: About 17cm Extension Chain Length: About 6.5cm Total Weight: About 20g Dress collocation: All-match Package Includes: 1 x Owl Pecah Heart Charm Bracelet Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
12 USD InStock
Gold Rhinestone Opal Butterfly Long Chain Pendant Necklace For Women FREE SHIPPING— $11.90 (Save 22%!)
Item Specifics: Meterial: Alloy, Opal, Rhinestone Color: Show as the picture Gender: Women Style: Sweet Pattern: Animal Pendant Size: About 5 x 3cm Length: About 72cm Weight: About 25g Dress collocation: All-match Package Includes: 1 x Opal Rhinestone Dragonfly Necklace Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
11.9 USD InStock
Gold Plated Fatima Hand 3 Layer Chain Bar Necklace Beads and Long Strip Pendant — $9.99 (Save 44%!)
Material:Alloy Gender:Women Fine or Fashion:Fashion Color:According to the photo Condition:100% brand new
9.99 USD InStock
Golden Leaves The Leaves Edge Clip FREE SHIPPING— $9.00 (Save 40%!)
Specifications Size(cm) 5.7*2*2 Material Alloy Net Weight (g) 5.7
9 USD InStock
Gold Plated Heart Short Metal Chain Pendant Necklace For Women— $8.00 (Save 55%!)
Item Specifics: Material: Alloy Color: Gold Gender: Women Pattern: Heart Style: Sweet Pendant Size: About 0.9 x 1cm Chain Length: About 45cm Weight: About 4g Dress collocation: All-match Package Includes: 1 x Heart Necklace Note: 1.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Please consider this before the purchase. 2.Please allow slight deviation for the measurement data.
8 USD InStock
Gold Silver Plated Double Side Earing Fashion Jewelry Crystal Ball Stud Earrings Women Simulated Pea— $5.20 (Save 24%!)
Item specifics Earring Type: Stud Earrings Item Type: Earrings Fine or Fashion: Fashion Style: Trendy Gender: Women Material: Pearl Metals Type: Zinc Alloy Pearl Type: Simulated-pearl Shape\pattern: Round Model Number: L0409-L0410 Brand Name: Crazy Feng Condition: 100% brand new Material: Alloy, Crystal, Simulated Pearl About shipping: free shipping Jewellery: Stud Earring Occasion: Anniversary, Engagement, Gift, Party, Wedding Color: Gold / Silver Color Country of Manufacture:
5.2 USD InStock
BullionVault
Plaque in Cheltenham commemorating the Third Test

​​25th January 1908

Northern Union 14–6 New Zealand 


Tries: Robinson (2), Leytham, Llewellyn
Goals: Jolley

Tries: Turtill, Dick Wynyard

Headingley, Leeds


Following the victories over New Zealand by both England and Wales, the Northern Union team (representing Great Britain) were very confident. 

Messenger, McGregor and Byrne were all unavailable due to sickness. The weather in Leeds was very poor and thick fog was blamed for a low crowd of around 8000, about half of what was expected.

NORTHERN UNION: Harry Taylor, Andrew Hogg, Tom Llewellyn, Bert Jenkins, Jim Leytham, Jim Jolley, Johnny Thomas, George Ruddick, Dai Jones, Asa Robinson, Arthur Smith, Harry Wilson, Silas Warwick.

NEW ZEALAND: Jum Turtill, Harold Rowe, George Smith, Edgar Wrigley, Lance Todd, Dick Wynyard, Arthur Kelly, Angry Cross, Dan Gilchrist, Charles Pearce, Bumper Wright (C), Massa Johnston, William Trevarthen.

After thirty minutes, the match was still scoreless but Jolley broke the deadlock with a drop goal. By half time the Northern Union were leading 8–0 but Jum Turtill scored soon afterwards before Dick Wynyard missed a golden opportunity to level the scores. He took an intercept close to the halfway line but failed to reach his support. Robinson then scored to put the home side ahead 14–3 and Wynyard scored a late try but it was not enough. The All Golds were again defeated and Great Britain won the first test match against New Zealand

The tourists lost again, going down 5–3 in a mid week match against York. January had been a very bad month for The All Golds with just one win out of seven attempts. Approaching the second test match the tourists returned to Wales on 1st February to play Ebbw Vale and they finally returned to winning ways with a 3–2 victory.

Both Teams after the Third Test in Cheltenham

​WALES

​Test 3

​​It rained incessantly before the final test match and conditions were very poor. The tourists were very disappointed but there was nothing they could do. The poor weather may have contributed to a reduced crowd although the match was being played in an area normally associated with Rugby Union. The Northern Union selectors made a series of changes to their team and included Billy Batten who was making his first international appearance. In contrast, The All Golds were unchanged.

NORTHERN UNION: Harry Taylor, George Tyson, Phil Thomas, Bert Jenkins, Billy Batten, Jim Jolley, Tom White, Jack Spencer, Bill Holder, John Wilkinson Birch, Jim Clampitt, Harry Wilson, Arthur Smith.

NEW ZEALAND: Jum Turtill, Dally Messenger, George Smith (C), Lance Todd, William Tyler, Edgar Wrigley, Dick Wynyard, Massa Johnston, Angry Cross, Charles Pearce, Dan Gilchrist, William Trevarthen, Charles Dunning.

15th February 1908

Northern Union 5–8 New Zealand 


Tries: Jolley
Goals: White

Tries: Messenger, Jonhston
Goals: Wrigley

Whaddon Road, Cheltenham

The Northern Union team attacked from the start and scored early through a White penalty. The heavy conditions meant the match developed into a forward battle and just before half time, the Northern Union scored to take a 5–0 lead into the break. With the wind behind them, The All Golds dominated the second half but were held out by the home team until, with only seven minutes remaining, Dally Messenger scored a sensational try in the corner. Amazingly, in awful conditions Edgar Wrigley managed to convert it from the touchline and level the score at 
5-5. It was a key moment of the tour and gave The All Golds the opportunity to snatch a famous victory. Unfortunately, with only minutes remaining, Tom "Angry" Cross was sent off but this seemed to inspire the other All Gold forwards and they pushed aggressively at a scrum near to the Northern Union line allowing Massa Johnston to crash over for the winning try.


The All Golds won the first Rugby League test series 2–1.

The tourists then returned north for their final game in England, another match against St Helens. Bert Baskerville played for the first time on the tour and scored a try as The All Golds won 23–10.


They began to prepare to return New Zealand via Australia where more matches had been arranged. Several players decided to stay in England and sign professional contracts with British clubs. George Smith signed with Oldham for £150 while Lance Todd signed with Wigan for a massive £400 as well as the captaincy. Duncan McGregor, Joseph Lavery and Jim Gleeson all also opted to stay behind, with McGregor playing for Merthyr Tydfil and opening a sports shop. Lavery signed for Leeds while Gleeson planned to complete his legal studies at the Inns of Court in London.


The rest of the touring party left Great Britain on 29th February 1908.