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Grand Slam hopes nearly fell at the first hurdle this time around, with an injury-ravaged Wales side only just sneaking home 8-6 against England at Twickenham. The visitors lost Lewis Jones for fifteen minutes with a torn thigh muscle, and although he returned to the field of play it was as a virtual passenger on the wing.

However, at the crucial moment Jones stepped up and provided the extra man as Olympic sprinter Ken Jones scored the winning try: his second of the match.

Fly half Rex Willis broke his jaw early in the game against Scotland at the Arms Park, but stayed on as Wales powered to an 11-0 win, with another try to Ken Jones.

The flying winger was again on the score sheet in the 14-3 victory over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, but was denied the chance of scoring in all four Championship games when Wales hosted France at St Helen's for the Slam decider.

Lewis Jones kicked two penalty goals in his tenth and final match for Wales before converting to rugby league, and Wales were 9-5 winners.

Captain: JA Gwilliam

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