First of all, I would like to apologise for not posting a blog in a while. Thankfully I now have a computer up and running!
The Rugby Would Cup has now started and what a phenomenal show it has been so far - Fingers crossed for England! Although, I wouldn't bet my mortgage! For an interesting read on the opening ceremony of the RWC see here for Mark Cole's analysis http://johnmarkcole.blogspot.com/2011/09/world-in-union-welcometo-2011-rugby.html. Very well put Mark!
The 1999 Rugby World Cup was principally held in Wales. However, England, France, Ireland and Scotland all held matches. If you want to see a true corker of a RWC opening ceremony, look no further. Here is Max Boyce opening the 1999 RWC in true Welsh style, with song.
Diolch yn fawr iawn Max.
Penalties continued to rack up the points for both sides. The score after 40 minutes was enough to make a French-man sob, 12 - 6 to the 'Boys from da'an unda!'
For some of the best trys of the tournament, see below.
Thanks for reading!
Look out for the next post in this series - lets just say the boys in white made me very proud in the year of 2003 :)