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The Twenties and Thirties were harder times with less noticeable achievements.
There was, however, a first win at the new home of English rugby, Twickenham, in 1933 after 23 years of trying and a second win over the mighty 'All Blacks' in Cardiff in 1935, 13-12.
Welsh rugby had arrived as a major force in the world game.
More than any other in the history of the game, that incredible match, the only fixture lost by the All Blacks, helped to turn rugby union into a game of global interest.
The first Springboks attracted more than 40,000 to St Helen's in 1906 for a game they won 11-0, although the first Australian tourists were defeated 9-6 in Cardiff two years later.
It was an era when players like Jerry Shea, Ivor Jones, Jack Bassett and Wilf Wooller captured the imagination.
International rugby shut down for much of the Forties because of World War Two and only four players crossed the seven year gap - the incomparable Haydn Tanner, Bunner Travers, Les Manfield and Howard Davies.