Mick Quinn Entertains Before Wales Win Grand Slam

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.

Legends Hospitality Mick Quinn

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.

Rugby Stories

Legends Hospitality Mick Quinn

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.

Legends Hospitality Mick Quinn

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.

Wales v Ireland 2019

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!

Rugby Hospitality

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@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website

All photographs taken by Paul Fears Photography

Legends Hospitality Mick Quinn

Wales Play Ireland In Grand Slam Decider

Six Nations 2019 Climax in Cardiff

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Wales will have the chance to secure the Six Nations championship and secure their twelfth Grand Slam.  But how good is this Wales team and do they deserve to have a chance of a Grand Slam?  Let’s look at the facts and figures.

The Recent Wales Record

  1. The Wales team is on a record twelve match winning sequence. In that time they have beaten South Africa, Australia and England;
  2. The last side to beat Wales was Ireland (37-27) on the 24th February 2018 in Dublin.
  3. Their self-belief was evident in the opening Six Nations game against France. At half time, Wales trailed by 16 points after 2 France tries.  3 tries in the second half contributed to a 24-19 victory.  A record comeback in any Six or Five Nations championship game;
  4. Wales changed 10 players to face Italy in Rome in their second Six Nations game. Despite a struggle, Wales win 26-15, scoring and conceding 2 tries;
  5. The old enemy arrived in Cardiff on a formidable run of form. England had beaten the much-fancied Ireland in Dublin and demolished France at Twickenham.  Scoring 2 tries to England’s 1, Wales secured a famous and impressive victory 21-13;
  6. As the only unbeaten side in the 2019 Six Nations, Wales travelled to Scotland. They became only the second team in three years to beat Scotland at Murrayfield.  After a controlled first half scoring 2 tries, they withstood a barrage of Scottish attack to win 18-11;

The Grand Slam

Wales’ final Six Nations game is against Ireland in Cardiff.  Three Grand Slams have been secured by Wales in the Six Nations era:

  1. 2005 when Wales beat Ireland 32-20 in the final game Cardiff and secured their first Grand Slam since 1978;
  2. 2008, in Gatland’s first season as coach, when Wales beat France 29-12 in the final game in Cardiff;
  3. 2012 when entertained France in the final game again and secured a 16-9 win in Cardiff;

On paper, Ireland start as favourites.  Apart from their loss against England, the Irish form in recent years has been fantastic and includes a famous victory against New Zealand.  They have got better with each game through the Six Nations, including the destruction of France in Dublin.

The Wales vs Ireland Six Nations game will be physical and the question is whether Wales’ belief and exceptional work ethic can inspire them to secure that final Grand Slam and Six Nations championship winning victory.

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 ex-Irish international Mick Quinn and British Lions and Wales flyer J.J. Williams.  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

Robert Jones Entertains Before Wales Beat England

Rugby Tales from Wales and British Lions Scrum Half Robert Jones

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

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

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

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.

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

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

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones