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Grand Slam 1909

Wales fans didn't have to wait long for their second Grand Slam. France were still the easy-beats of European rugby and hard fought victories over England and Scotland were highlights of the season. A month after beating Australia 9-6 at the Arms Park, the Billy Trew-captained Wales began the 1909 Championship with an 8-0 win over England.

For the second season in a row, the Scotland game went down to the wire, with Scottish kicker George Cunningham missing a penalty - by less than a foot - to give the visitors to Inverleith a 5-3 win. Wales fullback Jack Bancroft had been penalized for not playing the ball; a little unfair given that he was unconscious at the time.

The trip to Paris resulted in another mauling, with Trew and winger Melville Baker each scoring hat tricks as Wales jogged in 11 tries.

The deciding match against Ireland at St Helen's was a 0-0 draw at half time, but Wales ran in 13 points in eight minutes during the second half. In spite of a late Irish fightback, they eventually sealed the 1909 Slam 18-5.

Captain: WJ Trew

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