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

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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

Six Nations 2019 Preview and Ongoing Predictor

Who Will Be Crowed Champions in 2019?

On Friday 1st February 2019, France host Wales in the first game of the 2019 Six Nations.  The Stade de France stadium in Paris will be buzzing in anticipation.  But who will be holding the trophy at 7pm on the 16th March?  We look at each team’s form since the start of 2018 to give our prediction of the standings at the end of the tournament.  We also update the chart after each set of games to see how those positions change.

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England

Since the start of 2018, England’s results have been mixed and they have lost more than they have won.  Their try scoring record in the same period is great, scoring 4 or more tries on 5 occasions.  And they are on a two-game winning run after the Autumn series and were unlucky to lose against the All Blacks.  Could Eddie Jones surprise the critics and spearhead another England revival?

Statistics after round one

Won: 7

Lost: 7

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 4th

Position after one game:  4th

France

Everyone continues to wonder what has happened to France.  Their record since the start of 2018 is dismal with three victories against Argentina, Italy and England.  In that period they have failed to score 4 or more tries, a statistic that will make the blood run cold for most French supporters.  Can they turn the tide?

Statistics after round one

Won: 3

Lost: 9

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 5th

Position after one game:  5th

Ireland

Arguably and statistically the best team in the world at present.  Defeating the All Blacks for a second time in the summer and only losing one test match (against Australia in the summer test) since the start of 2018.  They match England with the number of games where they have scored more than 4 tries with 5.  At present, they are an awesome machine.  Who will have the guile to stop them?

Statistics after round one

Won:  11

Lost:  2

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 1st

Position after one game:  1st

Italy

A few years ago there were signs of improvement for the Italians, but this was been swept away as others have adapted their game.  Their only wins since January 2018 have come against Fiji and Japan and, like France, they have failed to score 4 tries or more.  But can the old dog Parisse rally his troops to cause an upset in 2019?

Statistics after round one

Won:  2

Lost:  10

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 6th

Position after one game:  6th

Scotland

When compared with England and France, Scotland’s statistics are fantastic.  Having only lost four games since the beginning of 2018, with two of them against Wales, the Scots are right to feel confident.  Also, they have the 2nd best record for scoring 4 tries or more, having achieved this in 4 test matches.  If they play to their potential, they could surprise everyone.

Statistics after round one

Won:  8

Lost:  4

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 3rd

Position after one game:  3rd

Wales

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As I am Welsh I must curb my optimism and consider this objectively.  Wales will win the Six Nations!  Hang on, let’s consider the stats.  They are on a nine game winning run that started after successive defeats against England and Ireland in the 2018 Six Nations.  They are scoring tries, with 4 or more scored in 3 tests since January 2018.  But do they have enough strength in depth?  Can they maintain that form?

Statistics after round one

Won:  12

Lost:  2

Position on form at the start of the tournament: 2nd

Position after one game:  2nd

The ‘Position on Form’ Table

We assessed each test match played since the beginning of 2018 and awarded 4 points for a win and 1 point for each game where the side scored four tries or more.  We then divided the total points by the games played to give us a points per game ratio.  Here are the standings

Team Win Loss Games Points (4 pts for a win) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Ireland 11 1 12 44 5 49 4.1
Wales 10 2 13 44 3 47 3.6
Scotland 7 4 11 28 4 32 2.9
England 6 7 13 24 5 29 2.2
France 3 8 11 12 0 12 1.1
Italy 2 9 11 8 0 8 0.7

Statistical Update After Round One

What a fantastic start to the 2019 Six Nations.  France conspired to lose against Wales on Friday night, despite an emphatic opening 40 minutes.  Scotland flattered to deceive against Italy.  And England shocked the rugby fraternity by thoroughly beating Ireland in Dublin.

So, we’ve updated our predictor and the new table is shown below.  Despite the defeat, our statistics say that Ireland will win the 2019 Six Nations simply due to the number of times they have scored 4 tries or more.  But Wales are closing the gap fast!

Team Win Loss Games Points (4 pts for a win) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Ireland 11 2 13 44 5 49 3.8
Wales 11 2 14 48 3 51 3.6
Scotland 8 4 12 32 5 37 3.1
England 7 7 14 28 6 34 2.4
France 3 9 12 12 0 12 1.0
Italy 2 10 12 8 0 8 0.7

Statistical Update After Round Two

An interesting round two.  Wales struggled to overcome a dogged Italy and missed out on a bonus point.  Ireland returned to winning ways by beating Scotland.  But it is England, who absolutely demolished France, who have emerged as the deserved favourites for the 2019 Six Nations.

But our statistical predictor tells a different story.  Based upon the performances of all the Six Nations sides since the beginning of 2018, Ireland will win the Six Nations, albeit just from Wales and due to securing more bonus point wins.  England stay at 4th, a fair reflection of their year, but not of the last two matches.  England also has the highest number of bonus points having exceeded scoring 4 tries in 7 of their last 15 tests.  That is some record.  Roll on round 3!

Team Win Loss Games Points (4 pts for a win) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Ireland 12 2 14 48 5 53 3.8
Wales 12 2 15 52 3 55 3.7
Scotland 8 5 13 32 5 37 2.8
England 8 7 15 32 7 39 2.6
France 3 10 13 12 0 12 0.9
Italy 2 11 13 8 0 8 0.6

Statistical Update After Round Three

A huge result for Wales beating England 21-13 and leaping up to 3rd in the world rankings.  Ireland flattered to deceive in Italy, but still managed to not only win but secure a bonus point in a 26-16 victory.  In Paris, the flair of France returned as they danced around the Scots to comfortably win 27-10.

Despite the Wales results, our statistics table still shows Ireland victorious.  Wales inability to secure bonus points is the only difference between the sides.  Also, England’s 8th defeat in 16 games keeps them below Scotland.

Team Win Loss Games Points (4 pts for a win) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Ireland 13 2 15 52 6 58 3.9
Wales 13 2 16 56 3 59 3.7
Scotland 8 6 14 32 5 37 2.6
England 8 8 16 32 7 39 2.4
France 4 10 14 16 0 16 1.1
Italy 2 12 14 8 0 8 0.6

Statistical Update After Round Four

Wales stutter to a 4th Six Nations victory against Scotland, setting up a Grand Slam finale in Cardiff.  The only team standing in their way is Ireland, who demolished France.  However, England wait in the shadows after trouncing Italy.

Our statistics table, calculated using the performances of all sides since January 2018, still shows Ireland winning the 2019 Six Nations.  England move up into 3rd.  But what will happen on Saturday?

Team Win Loss Games Points (4 pts for a win) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Ireland 14 2 16 56 7 63 3.9
Wales 14 2 17 60 3 63 3.7
England 9 8 17 36 7 43 2.5
Scotland 8 7 15 32 5 37 2.5
France 4 11 15 16 0 16 1.1
Italy 2 13 15 8 0 8 0.5

Statistical Update After Final Round Five

Our final table tells the story of the tournament.  Since January 2018, Wales has lost only two games; against England and Ireland in the 2018 Six Nations.  Since their last defeat against Ireland on 24th February 2018, the side has won 14 consecutive games.  A record for any Welsh side.  Wales top the table on the basis of games won, with Ireland snapping at their heels with a better bonus point record.  England edge Scotland in 3rd place.

Team Win Loss Draws Games Points (4 pts for a win 2pts draw) Bonus Points Total Points Divided By Games
Wales 15 2 0 17 60 3 63 3.71
Ireland 14 3 0 17 56 7 63 3.71
England 9 8 1 17 38 8 46 2.71
Scotland 8 7 1 15 34 6 40 2.67
France 5 11 0 16 20 0 20 1.25
Italy 2 13 0 15 8 0 8 0.53

Hospitality Packages

There are packages for the forthcoming Six Nations England and 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

Our 2018 Review

Great Rugby Conversation from Rugby Legends

2018 has been another exciting year.  Here is a quick review:

February

Rory Lawson and Alix Popham Predictions Proved Wrong

Wales 34-7 victory against Scotland caught both our guests off guard.  Rory and Alix joined us for the pre-match entertainment and lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff.  Their was a general thought that this would be a close game, but Wales dominated.  It was a sign of things to come.

Photographs from the event with Rory and Alix can be seen on the Paul Fears Photography website.

March

David Duckham Entertains at the Parc Golf Club in Newport

David Duckham was the blonde bombshell of his time, electrifying stadiums with his graceful, swerving running.  He was so good that the Wales rugby public adopted him as one of their own, naming his ‘Dai Duckham’.  During the evening he talked about playing for England, the Barbarians and the British and Irish Lions.

June

Phil Bennett Captivates Pontyclun RFC

After presenting the end of season awards to players from the senior and youth Pontyclun RFC rugby players, Phil Bennett told his audience some fantastic rugby stories.

Photos from the dinner at Pontyclun Rugby Club.

July

Rugby Union Tales from Rob Jones at Pontypridd Golf Club

On Friday 20th July 2018, Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum half, Robert Jones, captivated the audience at Pontypridd Golf Club with stories of his life in rugby union.

Photos from the evening at Pontypridd Golf Club.

Hospitality Packages

We want to thank all our guests and speakers for their support in 2018.  We have enjoyed every minute and we hope you have.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

There are packages for the forthcoming Six Nations England and 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

 

 

Rugby Hospitality During Six Nations 2019

Warm Up With Rugby Legends

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There has never been more excitement about a Six Nations championship.  The 2019 tournament is anticipated to be one of the best ever.  There are so many reasons for rugby fans to be salivating at the prospect including:

Nobody can under-estimate the importance of the 2019 Six Nations.

The Games

Wales play two of their five 2019 Six Nations test matches in Cardiff.  Prior to both games, Legends Hospitality will be staging pre-match entertainment in a private suite with dedicated bar at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff.

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

Wales v England (Saturday 23rd February at 16:45) with rugby legends Rob Jones, JPR Williams and JJ Williams.

Wales v Ireland (Saturday 16 March at 14:45) with Wales and British Lions winger J. J. Williams (replacing former Wales lock and captain Gareth Llewellyn) and ex-Irish international Mick Quinn.

Hospitality Packages

Packages for both Six Nations home games include:

  • 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

 

 

 

Rugby Talk From Gareth Llewellyn

Wales Captain Entertains Guests Prior to Wales Playing Australia

Gareth Llewellyn is well respected as someone who doesn’t hold back with his opinions.  He speaks with great authority having made 92 appearances for Wales, captaining the side on 7 occasions.  Prior to Wales taking on Australia in Cardiff (10th November 2018), Gareth will be our guest at the pre-match hospitality lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

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Australia arrive in Wales having lost four of their six fixtures in the recent Rugby Championship including a rare home defeat to Argentina.  History tells us that a wounded Australia can be a dangerous animal.  However, there is excitement and hope in the Wales camp.  The successful Summer tour has raised expectations.

It will be interested to hear Gareth’s views on this renewed optimism.  This is the last Autumn series under the Gatland reign and is seen as an important stepping stone towards next year’s World Cup.  And who will Gareth select as the Wales number 7?

Gareth had a colourful rugby career.  He was part of the all-dominating Neath pack on the late 1980s early 1990s before moving across the water to Harlequins.  In 2000 he returned to Neath before joining regional rugby with the formation of the Ospreys in 2003.  As with many rugby players, he also enjoyed a short stay in France with Narbonne for the 2004 – 2005 season.

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In recent years, he is widely acclaimed as a frankly honest rugby pundit.  It will be interesting to hear his views on Wales prospects for the next Six Nations and the forthcoming World Cup.

Hospitality Packages

Packages for the Scotland, Australia and South Africa games 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.

There are three tiers of tickets for the Wales vs Scotland, Australia and South Africa games:

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.

£129 + VAT per head

Level Two Enhanced – Free Bar (beers and wines only) until kick-off and match-day gift.

£99 + VAT per head

Level Three Classic– Pay as you go bar,  and a match-day gift.

£79 + VAT per head

There is also an option to book the Top Table and sit with the Guest Speaker throughout the event. The table will be named after your company or business with publicity opportunities during the day.  The cost is the same per head as the Premier Package plus a one-off fee of £250 plus VAT.  Ideal when entertaining clients.

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

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website

Craig Chalmers Talks Rugby

Scottish International Guests Before Wales play Scotland

The Autumn Test Series has a Six Nations feel to it this year with Wales playing Scotland on the 3rd November 2018 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.  The extra test match, outside of the international window, is part of the side’s preparation for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Once again, Legends Hospitality has arranged pre-match hospitality at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff.  The guest speaker at the event is Craig Chalmers.

Craig Chalmers

Craig ChalmersCraig Chalmers played 60 times for Scotland between 1989 and 1999, scoring 166 points.  He also represented the British and Irish Lions on the 1989 winning tour to Australia, winning 1 test cap.

Craig’s preferred position was fly-half, but he also played at centre.  As a fly-half he was highly respected for his ability to marshal a game with astute kicking.  He was also not shy of making a hard tackle.  His most famous performance was when Scotland played England in 1990.  The Scotland team was undefeated when England arrived in Murrayfield.  In a tense match, Tony Stanger scored a try for the Scots. but it was Chalmers three penalties that eventually proved to be the difference between the two sides.  This was the last time that Scotland won the Grand Slam.

Hospitality Packages

Packages for the Scotland, Australia and South Africa games 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.

There are three tiers of tickets for the Wales vs Scotland, Australia and South Africa games:

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.

£129 + VAT per head

Level Two Enhanced – Free Bar (beers and wines only) until kick-off and match-day gift.

£99 + VAT per head

Level Three Classic– Pay as you go bar,  and a match-day gift.

£79 + VAT per head

There is also an option to book the Top Table and sit with the Guest Speaker throughout the event. The table will be named after your company or business with publicity opportunities during the day.  The cost is the same per head as the Premier Package plus a one-off fee of £250 plus VAT.  Ideal when entertaining clients.

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

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website

Robert Jones at Pontypridd Golf Club

Rugby Union Tales from Wales Scrum Half Robert Jones

On Friday 20th July 2018, Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum half, Robert Jones, captivated the audience at Pontypridd Golf Club with stories of his life in rugby union.

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

In a career that spanned 19 years, Robert Jones is highly regarded as one of the most talented scrum halves ever to have played for Wales.  He spent the whole of his career with Swansea RFC, debuting in 1983 as an 18 year-old, before hanging up his boots in the 2001/2 season.  He played 286 games and captained Swansea for two seasons between 1989 and 1991.

His first cap for Wales came in 1986 and we went on to win 54 caps, scoring 19 points.  He formed a formidable partnership with outside half Jonathan Davies and was a key part of the team that secured Wales’ highest position of 3rd in the Rugby World Cup in 1987.

However, it is Robert’s duel with Nick Farr-Jones in the 1989 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia that sticks in the memory of many rugby union enthusiasts.  The Lions had been heavily beaten in the first test and Robert recalled how coach, Ian McGeechan, identified the importance of upsetting the game of the Wallabies key player Farr-Jones.

Legends Hospitality Rob Jones

At an early scrum, Robert explained how he came to blows with Farr-Jones, a confrontation that escalated into a full scale pitch brawl between both sets of players.  The Lions went on to win the ‘Battle of Ballymore’ 19-12 and take the series into a final decider, which they also won 19-18.  It was the first test series win for the Lions since the famous 1974 tour of South Africa.

A selection of photographs from the event can be seen on the website of photographer Paul Fears.

Legends Hospitality organise speakers for club dinners and pre-test match lunches.  Presently, we are taking bookings for pre-match entertainment prior to the Autumn rugby internationals in Cardiff.

For more information, please contact Paul Fielding on:

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website

Wales Props Front Pre Match Hospitality

Graham Price and Ian Stephens Take Front Row Before Wales Play France

On Saturday 17th March, Wales play France in the final game of the 2018 Six Nations.  Prior to the game at the Principality Stadium, Legends Hospitality is holding a rugby lunch with former British & Irish Lions and Wales prop forwards, Graham Price and Ian ‘Ike’ Stephens.

Graham Price is a Wales rugby legend.  He played 41 times for Wales, mostly as part of the famous “Viet Gwent” Pontypool front row with Bobby Windsor and Charlie Faulkner.  He also played in 12 successive tests for the British and Irish Lions, a record for a prop forward and 3rd on the all-time list of most capped players.  He toured New Zealand in 1977, South Africa in 1980, and returned to New Zealand in 1983.

Graham-PriceGraham made his Wales debut in the 1975 Five Nations Championship against France at the Parc des Princes in Paris, scoring a famous try after running nearly the whole length of the field.  It was one of two tries he scored in a eight year Wales career.  It will be interested to hear how Graham remembers one of the most popular Wales tries of all-time.

Bridgend RFC prop Ian ‘Ike’ Stephens played 13 times for Wales and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions.  Ian was a revered loosehead at the Brewery Field.  He toured with the British and Irish Lions alongside Graham Price in South Africa in 1980 and picked up his one and only test cap in the tour to New Zealand in 1983.

Building Test Match Excitement

Our pre-match hospitality events provide rugby fans with the perfect start to International Saturday and a location where fans can easily get a beer and eat in a relaxed and warm environment.  For £99 (plus VAT) per person, we have a free bar up until kick-off (a pay-bar option is available at a reduced price), a fantastic 3-course meal, a rugby talk with a Q&A with Graham and Ian, and rugby prizes including signed shirts and memorabilia.  All this is staged at the Radisson Blu Hotel, from which there is just a 10 minute walk to the stadium in the centre of Cardiff.  It is a wonderful start to the day for any rugby fan and ideal for companies entertaining staff or clients.

Places are limited and so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in coming along.

For more information or to book a place for the pre Wales vs France hospitality event, please contact Paul Fielding on:

Phone:  01656 782545 or 07768 418308

By email on: legends@hospitalityandleisure.co.uk

Or via our website