An extract taken from a Citizen report of a Rosslyn Park v Gloucester match, played on 3 November 1984:
“A new pair of boots – half a size too small – sparked full-back Tim Smith’s best performance of the season for Gloucester at Priory Lane. Smith mislaid his boots after training last Thursday and had to dash out to buy a new pair for the Rosslyn Park match. The purchase proved a big success as Smith scored 22 points; his biggest total of the season.”
And Gloucester won the match by 35 points to 12.