"STICK YOUR CHARIOT UP YOUR ARSE" - GETTING HAMMERED WITH WELSH RUGBY FANS

"Stick Your Chariot Up Your Arse" - Getting Hammered With Welsh Rugby Fans
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"STICK YOUR CHARIOT UP YOUR ARSE" - GETTING HAMMERED WITH WELSH RUGBY FANS



Written by Jack Blocker
10 Tuesday 10th February 2015

If you grew up east of the Bristol channel, you’d be forgiven for thinking an interest in rugby required a taste for drunken homoeroticism or a private education. Don’t get me wrong - it’s a sport that demands great athleticism and resilience, but that hasn’t inspired the masses to follow it at a club level or even on the national stage. Head over the Severn crossing however, and the game is altogether less niche. For whatever reason, the people of Wales - all of the people - follow it with a fervour we reserve for the lower leagues of football and darts. I don’t know what moment in history diverted the game into Welsh blood and into our public schools, but I assume it’s a huge point of pride for our brothers in Cymru.

On Friday, Wales hosted England at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff. I’ve been to watch the contest in the Welsh capital a few times before, and I’ll unashamedly admit I’ve hopped on the bandwagon. Bankers in wax jackets mingling with opposing fans at a London Irish match in Reading don’t really appeal to me, but witnessing a pub-full of tonk boyos bellow ‘stick your chariot up your arse’ during God Save The Queen is the sort of reckless, inappropriate passion I can get behind.

With a Daffodil over my heart and lots of M&S Lager in my belly, I hopped on a train to Cardiff. I was battered when I arrived so don’t expect Ansel Adams-tier shots, guys.

Oh yeah! Wales lost. Everyone was sad.

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