The 1971 Welsh rugby team was considered the best in the countries history and it was on this day in rugby history that John Taylor kicked the ‘greatest conversion since St Paul’ to help Wales down Scotland 19-18 in Five Nations action at Murrayfield.
Gerald Davies set up the conversion attempt with his last minute try to reduce the deficit to 18-17. After his left footed conversion was successful from a sharp angle BBC Wales commentator Alun Williams said it was 'the greatest conversion since St. Paul'.
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"Whatever you do don't fluff it! You know you can do it,” John Taylor said looking back on the conversion. “Just give it a good old welly! Every dog has its day and that was mine.”
The game was a classic from the start. The lead changed sides seven times and it was not until the final effort by Taylor that all the cards were played.
Wales went on to win the Grand Slam, their first since 1952, and the side contributed more players to the British and Irish Lions team that toured New Zealand later in the year.