Rugby fever

The annual outbreak of rugby fever has hit Cardiff, ready for tomorrow’s commencement of the Six Nations rugby tournament.

I was walking down Queen Street today, going home after work, when I spotted these guys wondering along;

rugby mascots

From left to right, we can see Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy and England. France was around somewhere, but must have popped off for a quick pint when I took this photo.

I feel sorry for all those romantics with rugby fanatics for partners in Wales this Valentine’s Day, as that is the day that Wales take on England, and so hopes of a romantic day out are dim and distant dreams!

I’m not a huge rugby fan, although I sometimes enjoy watching an exciting game with equally matched and talented teams, and neither usually is GG a sports fan. However, he does make an exception for the Six Nations, so I expect I’ll have a few weekends of teaching the boys to sing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’* just to really get him down!

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*For those of you not in the know, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ is the song traditionally sung by English rugby fans at the matches. As GG is Welsh, and I am English, he gets quite cross when I claim that the boys are as much English as Welsh, and especially cross when I teach them to cheer for the English rugby team! Such fun times lie ahead!

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One Response

  1. the thing about living in the states is that we don’t have rugby.

    oi mate! cheers. bloody irish are after me! oi!

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