- Journey's end
- Several points to prove against Ireland
- A Roman battle and a huge game to come!
- An Azzurri adventure
- Mixed Magners results and a World Cup Sevens Victory!
- Lost in France
- 24 hours in Paris but returned empty-handed
- À Paris, mes amis!
- A tale of two cities (Cardiff and Paris!)
- Moving on up - Cardiff and the Magners Cup
- No small feat, but an aching head!
- A hat-trick against England?
- Roadblock for our fan
- Rhys Evans - Fan on the move
Six Nations Blog
No small feat, but an aching head!
Guys, my head is splitting! It's five o'clock on Sunday afternoon and I'm still suffering after a fantastic day for Wales yesterday. Cardiff is definitely the best city to be during the Six Nations, especially for the biggest match of the year as Wales take on the 'old enemy', England. We watched the game in a pub in the city centre, which was chock-a-block with Wales supporters. But there was one England supporter, proudly wearing his shirt and singing every word of 'God Save the Queen'. A brave man, fair play to him!
We saw another solid performance from Wales, even if it wasn't the Valentine's Day Massacre that many had predicted. It was a professional performance. There was a huge difference between the England team that beat Italy and the one Wales beat yesterday. It was plain to see that England were determined to perform well in Cardiff, and they won some respect for that. It's difficult to remember the last time Wales went into that game as favourites and the relief was obvious in Cardiff, and through the whole of Wales, I should imagine, as the final whistle was blown.
The pack played well again in a much more physical game than the Scotland match. It was a shame to see the England team's negative tactics, but the ref had a good game and penalised them several times as they tried to slow the play down. During the game, two of England's players were sent to the sin bin. This was a direct reaction to the pressure Wales were putting on their opponents.
Leigh Halfpenny had a good game once again, fair play, and he looks comfortable playing at the highest level. He added another try to the one he scored against Scotland too. Stephen Jones also kicked the crucial penalties required to ensure that Wales stayed ahead throughout the game. There's nothing quite like beating the English!
Two games played, then, and two victories to Wales. It's France next in a fortnight's time, which will be the toughest game, I think. If we can beat the French, we'll really have a chance to win the Grand Slam again. I'm hoping to be in Paris on that Friday night, I'm keeping everything crossed. Speak to you soon. Au revoir!
P.S Just heard that there's a chance Swansea might get to play Man United in the FA Cup!! So we might see Giggs, Ronaldo and Rooney playing at the Liberty, then!!!
This blog has been translated from Welsh.