The players of the Wales and France rugby union sides were just about to walk out onto the Millennium Stadium turf. The noise was deafening, the atmosphere charged. Fans continued to stream in, precariously carrying trays of beer up the steep steps of the upper tier of the magnificent stadium. Red, white and blue was the colour of the day. The songs had been sung, with the usual gusto and mumbling of the words that we didn’t know, and we were all waiting in anticipation. To have any chance of winning the Six Nations for a record third time, Wales had to win. In stark contrast, France had already won two games and had dreams of a Grand Slam. The lights went out, the streams of bright lights danced and the players entered the cauldron. How they must have felt. Amazing sporting theatre, with Wales ultimately proving too strong for the crushed French.
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