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Friday, February 04, 2011

As long as we beat the English - Kelly Jones - Stereophonics

As long as we beat the English - Kelly Jones - Stereophonics

To continue the build up for tonight's big game between Wales and England, here's a short video to stir the hearts and souls of Welsh rugby fans, whose passion for beating their far larger neighbours knows no bounds.

As you can imagine, keeping things impartial and having a good mix here on Rugbydump is one of the ongoing challenges of the day to day running of the site. Keeping everyone happy is, admittedly, not an easy thing to do but when a chance comes along to show a great clip, no matter who it favours, it's worth doing getting it up on here for everyone to enjoy.

For the English, we had a big tackle by Tim Rodber a few days back, some interviews yesterday, and then later today will have a deeper look behind the scenes within the camp. For the Welsh fans, a far smaller nation but with huge passion for rugby, we'll hopefully have a chance to get up some match highlights from a classic game from a while back, as well as post this great clip.

Of course there are more than those two teams playing this weekend, but there's no doubt that this is the biggest game of the weekend when it comes to rivalry, history, and passion.

The clip posted here is just a bit of fun really, but something I thought was worth sharing as we all know that the English and Welsh love the banter. Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics came up with this song about ten years ago, and its been shown sporadically on the BBC ever since.

It's surprisingly catchy actually, no matter where you're from, so hopefully you enjoy it and get a better sense of just how important it is for the Welsh to beat their powerful neighbours, with whom they share such a rich history. Enjoy.

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Time: 01:04

Posted at 10:26 am | 21 comments

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wow-jiffy-lube February 04, 2011 9:51 am

Nice

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 9:53 am

good one

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goodnumber10 February 04, 2011 10:23 am

this gets rolled out every year.

It's fun but it's a bit stuck in the 90's, when all you ever heard from the welsh was about the glory days of the 70's.

It's a bit like "leave it now, the worlds moved on"

Looking forward to tonight, England will do well to beat Wales. First time in years the championship has been so competitive leading into it.

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 10:38 am

So true for any nation in the tournament!!!!

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 10:45 am

goodnumber10

A bit like the class of 2003 then...

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Blues bro February 04, 2011 11:04 am

Waow ! This article is a model of politically correct diplomacy ! I know someone who doesn't want to get anybody angry ... sure you don't want to apply for a UN job Rugbydump ??

And thanks for the song, gonna sing it for the rest of the day now. Being French, I totally get (and share) the message !!

Cheers !! To good game !!!

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 11:36 am

Wales showing their famed ambition here.

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 12:33 pm

HA HA is this a joke....

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WE all hate England February 04, 2011 12:49 pm

Everyone hates the Engligh rugby team...literally every top tier nation bar Italy(if they count as top tier...) have histaorically hated them...suppose thats how we all got the sport in the 1st place!

Who is the 12 scoring the try at the end?...unbelieveable running...everyting you could want in a 12...speed onto the ball, reat line, hard running and an incredible side-dtep to finish

Gonna be a class tourno this year...4 maybe evn 5 teams with a shot at the title_is that a sign of a high or a low standard?-i don't know...

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sacricketer February 04, 2011 1:21 pm

The legendary Scott Gibbs is the #12 at the end, what a score.

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Alexander February 04, 2011 2:29 pm

Hilarious! Although, I suspect this attitude might not win the six nations for Wales...

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Matt February 04, 2011 3:27 pm

Think the first time this video was shown was just before the Welsh victory over England in the last ever 5-nations (1999). It was particularly fitting then as it was Wales' last game and they had only the one win against France.

A great day for not just the Welsh, but also the Scots as the Welsh victory meant that Scotland rather than England won the tournament. AND it was the epic Scott Gibbs try in the last minute that sealed it. As a Scotland fan I remember going mental when it happened!

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 4:38 pm

i bet that took him along time to write those lyrics what an imagination

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cheyanqui February 04, 2011 5:01 pm

Thanks RD. I always try to remember this song this time of year.

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Believer February 04, 2011 5:51 pm

@Matt

I'm pretty sure it was first broadcast (well maybe not first, but certainly earlier) at half time during the equally epic France - Scotland game the day before. I still have it on an old VHS somewhere! ;)

Two similar results this weekend wouldn't go amiss! ;)

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Xavier February 04, 2011 7:06 pm

A great game from wales was the 2003wc nzed vs wales game. what a match

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Anonymous February 04, 2011 10:53 pm

HAHAHA GUTTED KELLY YOU LOST TO THE ENGLISH AND YOUR BAND HAS GONE TO SHIT!

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Andy M February 05, 2011 2:13 am

Better luck next time!!!!! :) A BIG ENGLISH grin!!!

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goodNumber10 February 05, 2011 8:48 am

yeah, it's a bit like "but you didn't!"

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Anonymous February 06, 2011 3:41 am

don't want to be your enemy-sorry kelly dont agree with that one. We do want to be your enemy!

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