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In the match programme for Newport v Llanelly on 14th September 1946 the following article was published in the 'A Peep in my Diary' series:-
"2. - JACK WETTER"
"(The Old Newport and Welsh International Half-back)"
"(Captain of Newport's Invincible Team, 1922-23)."
"It is strange but true that a peep into one's diary of the past does not always reveal memories of great matches won. There can be greatness in defeat as I recall one of the best games I was ever privileged to take part in - the Scotland v. Wales match in 1920. It was the first season of International football following the first Great War, and Wales had already proved their metal by defeating England. Newport were well represented that day, Harry Uzzell, Jack Whitfield, Jerry Shea and myself being in the Welsh side, while chosen for Scotland was Neil McPherson, who, in my opinion, was one of the best forwards of his day."
"Right from the kick-off the game was a memorable, ding-dong struggle, and with ten minutes to go Scotland were leading by six points to five. Beynon, of Swansea, was playing at outside half, and the day previously we had been rehearsing a "match-winning" movement in which we were to play the chief roles. And in that last ten minutes the opportunity seemed to present itself to put it into operation and save the game. There was a scrummage inside the Scottish 25 and quite close to the touch-line, I gathered the ball from a clean heel and feinted to pass to Beynon who, by arrangement, made as if to make a straight burst for the line. Slipping across the field with the Scottish defence on the wrong leg, it seemed we had the clearest opening for a try, but somehow - I shall never know exactly how - the centre to whom I passed the ball was tackled from behind by one of the Scottish backs, who, at the same time, gained possession of the ball, and keeping on his feet proceeded to make an amazing run the full length of the field to score for Scotland and put the issue beyond doubt. Thus Scotland ran out winners of a truly great game by nine points to five, and although subsequently that season Wales beat Ireland and France, the defeat that day cost her the Triple Crown."