A Covid-free Cardiff game-day can’t come quick enough
CARDIFF is different this year. As the Wales team enter the Principality Stadium on Saturday there will be no roaring crowd or waving flags to greet them.
Despite the absence, living rooms across the capital will be filled with cheers at 4.45pm.
For Wales, rugby is the sport of the people and the people’s home is the Principality Stadium.
On a typical game day, the atmosphere of the capital is unexplainable, there’s just something in the air.
Beginning in the 19th Century, rugby is now ingrained in Welsh culture
It has become more than a sporting event to the people of Wales. Supporting the team, whether they win or lose, is now an innate part of “Welshness”.
It’s men dressed as daffodils on St Mary Street, it’s tearing up as you sing Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, it’s parents patiently explaining the rules to their children meanwhile missing a try, it’s post-match pints in the Prince of Wales and it’s the shared love of our home country.
Even for those who don’t fully grasp the rules of the game, a Cardiff game is a highlight in any Welsh person’s calendar.