1980 U.K. SUPERTEAMS - RUGBY UNION vs. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

The U.K. Superteams consisted of nine events, with three points available in each event. Some events were all-or-nothing for the three points; others consisted of three segments of the event worth one point each. The rugby players dominated the competition. Rugby built up a nearly insurmountable 13-8 lead after svene events, the footballers barely staved off elimination when they won the obstacle course relay, only after a five second penalty was assessed to Fergus Slattery on the long jump. The 500 pound prize money for each rugby athlete was donated to charity as rugby union was an amatuer sport.

Bracknell, England

Competition Dates: N/A.

Air Date: N/A.

Commentators: David Vine & Ron Pickering.

1. RUGBY UNION (18 - £500)

2. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL (9)
Mike Biggar Steve Archibald
Gordon Brown Gerry Armstrong
Steve Fenwick Petar Borota
Tom Grace Dai Davies
Tony Neary Glen Hoddle
Andy Ripley Tommy Langley
Fergus Slattery Duncan McKenzie
Roger Uttley Kevin Reeves
J.J. Williams Alan Rough
Manager: Tom Kiernan

Manager: Ron Atkinson

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INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

SWIMMING RELAY - 50m freestyle / 25m breaststroke / 25m breaststroke / 50 m freestyle

1. Rugby Union (3) Ripley / Grace / Neary / Uttley

1:47.7e

2. Association Football (0) Borota / Reeves / Hoddle / Archibald

1:53.4e

CYCLING 400 METERS - Race 1

1. Association Football (1) Gerry Armstrong

44.4e

2. Rugby Union (0) Fergus Slattery

45.1e

CYCLING 400 METERS - Race 2

1. Rugby Union (1) N/A

N/A

2. Association Football (0) N/A

N/A

CYCLING 400 METERS - Race 3

1. Rugby Union (1) Mike Biggar

44.4e

2. Association Football (0) Tommy Langley

44.5e

CANOEING 125 METERS - Race 1

1. Rugby Union (1) Andy Ripley

40.0e

2. Association Football (0) Glen Hoddle

49.9e

CANOEING 125 METERS - Race 2

1. Rugby Union (1) Roger Uttley

42.3e

2. Association Football (0) Gerry Armstrong

45.5e

CANOEING K-4 125 METERS - Race 3

1. Association Football (1) Reeves / Davis / Rough / McKenzie

2:20.5e

2. Rugby Union (0) Slattery / Neary / Fenwick / Bigger

2:20.9e

SHOOTING - RIFLE

1. Rugby Union (1) J.J. Williams

41

2. Association Football (0) Gerry Armstrong

29

SHOOTING - SEMI-AUTOMATIC

1. Rugby Union (1) Mike Biggar

46

2. Association Football (0) Steve Archibald

38

SHOOTING - PISTOL

1. Rugby Union (1) Gordon Brown

47

2. Association Football (0) Peter Borota

44

TABLE TENNIS - DOUBLES MATCH #1

1. Association Football (1) Davies / Rough

21

2. Rugby Union (0) Uttley / Brown

10

TABLE TENNIS - SINGLES

1. Association Football (1) Glen Hoddle

21

2. Rugby Union (0) Andy Ripley

12

TABLE TENNIS - DOUBLES MATCH #2

1. Association Football (1) McKenzie / Langley

21

2. Rugby Union (0) Grace / Slattery

19

BASKETBALL

1. Rugby Union (3)

17

2. Association Football (0)

3

OBSTACLE COURSE RELAY

1. Association Football (3) Borota / Archibald / Armstrong / McKenzie

4:56.8e

2. Rugby Union (0) Fenwick / Williams / Slattery / Frace

5:00.8e

SWIMMING RELAY - 100/100/200/200/200/400

1. Rugby Union (3) Slattery / Fenwick / Grace / Neary / Williams / Ripley

2:31.4e

2. Association Football (0) Archibald / Davies / Langley / McKenzie / Reeves / Armstrong

2:33.0e

TUG OF WAR

1. Rugby Union 2)
2. Association Football (1)

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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