Cyril Nelson "Kit" Lowe held England’s international try scoring record for over 60 years and it was on this day in rugby history in 1914 that the wing scored his first two tries in England’s 17-12 Five Nations win over Ireland.
The match was special as it was HM King George V’s first visit to Twickenham and was part of England’s successful Grand Slam run that season. Lowe scored a record 8 tries during the championship run. A record that has only been matched once by Ian Smith of Scotland.
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Lowe’s career was played out on both sides of World War I. He finished his career with 18 tries in 25 international matches and only lost three times. He played in 4 Grand Slam winning teams.
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