Thanks to my Old Man, I have been to every Wales v England match since 1991 (with the notable exception of 1993), as well as Wales v New Zealand, Australia, Western Samoa etc etc... and for those nine years, I had never once been to a match that Wales had won!... until... 1999... heeheehee! I was so desparate for a ticket that I got one on the other side of Wembley to my Old Man, and found myself sitting with a load of English fans..... and one Welshman with his English wife. Needless to say, come the end of the match, I was a little vocal and the Taff in front of me with the English missus was laughing while she leant on his shoulder crying! What a wonderful day!
The last five years have been an emotional rollercoaster on and off the pitch for RGC1404. Promotion to the Principality Premiership was the culmination of five years of hard work and investment in North Wales. WRU TV caught up with prop Joe Simpson, who was one of the first intake of WRU North Wales Academy players in 2010.
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s