Hello and welcome to the RugbyHeads preview of the
So how did we,
If you call that lucky for us, then being in the same pool as
But… perhaps no! As
And if we do and face either
Let’s have a look at the Welsh team:
Forwards – Huw Bennett (hooker), Brent Cockbain (lock), Colin Charvis (capt) (back row), Mefin Davies (hooker), Gethin Jenkins (tight head prop), Adam Jones (tight head prop), Dafydd Jones (back row), Duncan Jones (prop), Gareth Llewellyn (lock), Robin McBryde (hooker), Alix Popham (no. 8), Robert Sidoli (lock), Iestyn Thomas (loose head prop), Jonathan Thomas (back row), Martyn Williams (flanker), Chris Wyatt (second row)
Backs – Gareth Cooper (scrum half), Garan Evans (fullback/wing), Iestyn Harris (outside half/centre), Mark Jones (wing), Stephen Jones (outside half), Kevin Morgan (fullback), Sonny Parker (centre), Dwayne Peel (scrum half), Tom Shanklin (three-quarter), Ceri Sweeney (outside half), Mark Taylor (centre), Gareth Thomas (left fullback), Rhys Williams (fullback), Shane Williams (scrum half/wing)
Coach - Steve Hansen
I know, I know… so many stars, where should I start?
Well… I’ll let you away with it, and only comment on Colin Charvis. Scorer of the first try in RWC ‘99, our Captain and back row exponent may even attempt a repeat of his hat-trick (Romania 2001) against
I read his bio on the WRU site and I am pleased to know that when he isn’t playing rugby he supports Aston Villa and says he would like to be an interior designer.
Yet again we thank Him for His changes to Welsh rugby. Such sentiments make me even more proud to be Welsh!
So what are our chances? As to the pool play,
The mystery team must be
How well I remember the RWC ‘87 Welsh /
No… it was of standing on the lovely concrete terrace next to the Tongan secret weapons as my leak wilted.
The dreaded Auntie’s!
Think of tall female props, with waist-length pony tail and operatic lungs. I don’t know what they were singing and yelling, but I could well believe from the whites of their eyes, that their boyos faced victory… or certain death!
But I know that the leak can rise again, at least to the quarter finals.