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Where were you? Wembley 99.

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    Posted: 12 February 2019 at 6:20pm
It's 20 years since that infamous match between ourselves and the   Anglo Saxons. Who will ever forget that special day, when   Scott Gibbs   ripped up the England Grand Slam script. The ribbons were already on the Six Nations trophy, but the Welsh scuppered the script to be put back in the shredder. It was an unique day , Max and Tom   combined to generate the pre match hwyl,and   it helped to bring joy to the Welsh nation at the home of English soocer. Where were you that day ? What are your memories?.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2019 at 9:02pm
We’re we behind at half time and being outplayed?

If so, it could be the occasion when I’d umpired a top division national league hockey match in a posh part of the SE of England.

When asked if I was staying to watch the second half (of the rugby), I replied that I had to leave now, as I’d not got enough Kleenex tissues in the car to mop up the tears as we roared back to clinch victory.

I enjoyed the radio commentary on the way home, naturally.
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I had 4 tickets for the match, which I earmarked for myself and 3 of my rugby playing teammates (2 of who were saes), but unfortunately they all decided in the days leading up to the match that they didn’t want to go. I was panicking as I was over £100 out of pocket and was struggling to sell the remaining 3 tickets, when a work colleague found a buyer for the tickets in Cardiff. I drove to Cardiff and sold all 4 (at face value of course), meaning that I was actually out of pocket as the buyer didn’t even offer to cover my traveling expenses.
I watched the match with Mrs Legendinmybathroom and other members of the family and had a few cans (which contained bitter ale) to celebrate.
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A rare occasion where I can say "I was there" managed to get tickets off someone in work from New Dock Dtars RFC (will forever be grateful). Day started with a plethora of odd looks as we made our way in full face paint from Chiswick high street, the majority of which i assume had no idea what rugby was let alone what a momentous game was happening at Wembley.

The face paint made more sense the closer we got to the game. Other than the game istelf my one abiding memory of the day was standing on one of the tube station platforms and 5 or 6 football supporters were singing the usual offensive songs about Arsenal when pretty much the whole platform erupted into Calon Lan. Never seen 6 people realise how out of depth they were so quickly in my life LOL.

Sat amongst a few lads from New dock with a couple of good humoured English fans in front of us, the game starting to slip away from us one of the new dock boys jumps up and shouts "F$%^ing Hell I didn't wear my welsh jersey for the french game and we won"

After much admonishing that it was a bit f^£$ing late now, he took his top off anyway "just in case" 2 minutes later the two Scott Q give that short ball to Scott G and pulls off for what is possibly one of my favourite international tries ever, the English boys in front were resigned even before the conversion "Jenkins doesn't miss these"

I am forever grateful to the bbc for not catching footage of my heavily pregnant girlfriend (now wife) dancing on the seats when my overly protective mum thought "It's not the place for a heavily pregnant woman"LOLLOL

The day was complete with a Chinese takeaway and re-watching the game at home with John Inverdale asking "But seriously Kyran (Bracken) can wales beat England today"......Yes John.....yes they can and "I was there"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote KID A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2019 at 11:32am
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

Where were you that day ?


Wembley.

Won't forget that in a hurry. That try is a whole load of freak occurences / perfect storms in a pot. The timing. The fate. The angle. The skill. The drama.

From the perfect lineout:



To the Quinnell juggle:



To the Gibbs double step (still can't work out how he did that last jig almost in mid-air):



The touch down:



And not forgetting that Jenkins still had to nail the kick to make it 32-31:




Timeless rugby. The good old days.
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