Robert Jones Entertains Before Wales Beat England

Rugby Tales from Wales and British Lions Scrum Half Robert Jones

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From the moment Cardiff woke up on Saturday morning, there was a special buzz in the air.  It was Six Nations international day and the English were coming to town.

The Wales vs England fixture is always special, especially in Cardiff.  In recent years, England have had the upper hand, winning the last four games.  But there was belief in Wales.  The team had already won 11 test matches in a row and were going for a record twelfth.

Pre Match Warm Up with Robert Jones

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Our pre-match rugby lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff started with a rousing performance from the Cardiff Male Choir.  The Welsh voices rattled the rafters and brought tears to our guests eyes.

Then, Robert Jones treated our guests to some great rugby stories.  The British Lions and Wales scrum half talked about the infamous ‘Battle of Ballymore’ duel with Nick Farr-Jones in the second Lions test in 1989.  Robert also gave his views on the present Wales side, predicting a victory if the team performed to their true abilities.  His comments proved to be quite insightful.

After dinner, Wales and British Lions legendary full-back JPR Williams joined us for a Q&A.  He talked frankly about the modern game.  His comments about the importance of playing players in their recognised positions proved very astute, with Wales full back Liam Williams outstanding and being named Man Of The Match.

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Amazing Newbridge artist Patrick Killian produced a painting of JPR at the event.  Patrick’s paintings feature many iconic sporting and boxing legends including Anthony Joshua.  He was also displaying an incredible painting of the 2005 Wales Grand Slam, signed by most of the players.

Our guests left for the stadium with smiles on their faces and stomachs full of food and beer.

A selection of photographs from the event can be seen on the website of our resident photographer Paul Fears Photography

A Marvellous Victory

In an astoundingly physical test match, Wales out-thought England to secure their record twelfth consecutive victory.  It was a hugely impressive performance against an England team touted as prospective Six Nations champions.

Wales march on to face Scotland in two week’s time.  And then return to Cardiff to face the present champions Ireland.

Hospitality for the Ireland Game

At the Wales v Ireland pre-match lunch on Saturday 16 March at 14:45, we will be joined by Wales and British Lions winger J J Williams (replacing former Wales lock and captain Gareth Llewellyn) and ex-Irish international Mick Quinn.  There are a small number of places left.  Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve a place.

Hospitality Packages

Our Wales vs Ireland pre-match hospitality event includes:

  • Superb 3-course lunch;
  • Guest rugby personalities talking talk about life in the game;
  • A Welsh Male Voice Choir;
  • Match day gift;
  • Bar table service during the speeches;
  • A big screen to watch the game for those not going to the stadium. ;

There are three tiers of tickets (along bespoke packages can be provided on request):

Level One Premier

Drinks reception with the guest speaker, a free bar (beers and wines only) until kick-off, post-match food, premier seating position in room, match-day gift.  £139 + VAT per head

Level Two Enhanced

Free Bar (beers and wines only) until kick-off and match-day gift.  £119 + VAT per head

Level Three Classic

Pay as you go bar,  and a match-day gift.  £89 + VAT per head

For more information about pre-match rugby hospitality for the Six Nations please contact Paul Fielding on:

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website

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5 Facts About Wales Playing England

Wales vs England Rugby Facts

Leading up to the 2019 Six Nations clash between Wales and England, we discuss 5 potentially lesser known facts.

Fact 1 – Wales has lost to England more times that any other test side

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Since 1881, Wales and England have played 130 times.  Wales have won 57 times, England 61 times, with 12 draws.  Wales has played against England more times than any other nation and lost more times.

Fact 2 – England have more wins than Wales since beginning of 2010

Since the beginning of 2010, England has registered 9 victories against 4 for Wales.  Wales last beat England at Twickenham on 26th September 2015 in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, securing a 28-25 victory.

Fact 3 – England Score More Tries

Gareth Davies Scoring against England

England have scored 22 tries to Wales 17 in the 14 tests played since the beginning of 2010.  However, in the last 3 tests, England have outscored Wales 9 to 2!

Fact 4 – 62 Different Players Have Started the Last 4 Tests

In the last four games between Wales and England (12th March 2016 to 10th February 2018), there have been 28 different players starting for England and 34 for Wales.  8 different players have featured in the Wales back 3.  England won all 4 tests.  For the February 2019 test, there are no new players for Wales, but five new starters for England.

Fact 5 – Losing Steak for Wales Against England

The present run of 4 defeats in a row for Wales is their worst against England since a 7 match losing streak.  That previous losing streak started with a 46-12 loss at Twickenham in March 2000 and ended with a narrow 11-9 victory in Cardiff on February 2005.

Hospitality Packages

There are packages for the forthcoming Six Nations Ireland games which include a superb 3-course lunch, a guest rugby personality to talk about life in the game, and a big screen to watch the game.  Further details can be found on ‘Rugby Hospitality During Six Nations 2019‘ but availability is limited.

For more information about having Rugby Legend speak at your rugby or golf club, or pre-match rugby hospitality for the Six Nations Internationals please do not hesitate to contact Paul Fielding on:

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website