Wales vs Ireland Rugby Lunch in Cardiff
The 2019 Six Nations was drawing to a close with a Wales vs Ireland Grand Slam decider in Cardiff. Rugby fans were flooding into the Welsh capital from all over Wales and Ireland. There was an air of expectation hanging in the wind swept rain.
At the Radisson Blu in Cardiff, guests took shelter from the awful weather, enjoying a 3-course meal swilled down by plenty of beer and wine. The room was also serenaded by the Cardiff Male Choir.
- Photographs from the Wales vs Ireland rugby lunch with Mick Quinn and J. J. Williams;
- Photographs from the Wales vs England rugby lunch with Rob Jones and JPR Williams;
Our first guest speaker on the day was Wales and British Lions winger J. J. Williams. JJ featured in many of the Wales rugby victories in the 1970s. In 1974, he toured South Africa with the Lions and was a revelation on the hard grounds. He played in all four tests. He toured with the Lions for a second time in 1978 and played in three tests against the New Zealand All Blacks.
However, the room was reduced to tears of laughter when Mick Quinn took the stage. Between 1973 and 1981, Quinn won ten caps for Ireland as a fly-half. There was a twinkle in his eye and a cheeky grin on his face as he told his rugby stories.
The Grand Slam
The focus then returned to the Wales vs Ireland game. There was a quiet buzz of confidence from all those wearing red. After Wales had demolished Ireland in a one-side 25-7 Grand Slam winning victory, guests returned to the Radisson Blu wet from the heavy rain but with huge smiles etched on their faces.
In the warmth of the Radisson Blu, our guests watched the incredible England vs Scotland Six Nations game as they enjoyed some post match food and celebrated with beer and wine.
Saturday 16th March 2019 had been a perfect day!
We are now turning our attention to the Rugby World Cup. In the Autumn we are organising rugby legends to speak at sports clubs across South Wales. Many rugby and golf clubs are organising ‘An Evening With…’ rugby dinners on the evening before Wales play in the World Cup.
To discuss booking a rugby speaker, please contact Paul on:
Phone: 01656 782545 or 07768 418308
By email on: legends@