Heartwarming Moment As Welsh Players Show Their Class Following England Win
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Wales set down a serious marker in the Six Nations last night – defeat old rivals England 21-13 at the Principality Stadium to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive.
Tries from lock Cory Hill and winger Josh Adams proved to be enough after it looked like Eddie Jones’ side were going to edge it with Tom Curry’s try.
After the game the Welsh players were understandably emotional as they racked up 12 successive Test wins for the first time ever, having been underdogs heading into the fixture.
You’d imagine nothing would have gotten in the way of their celebrations last night, but a number of players showed their class when they came back out of the tunnel to great an elderly fan who stayed back.
Honestly made the match when an old lady came over to us and said that it was her first ever game at the stadium, a wales supporter around the age of 90, so we told her to hang around after. Thanks to @WelshRugbyUnion for staying a while after to meet her😢 pic.twitter.com/cT6TNoS8kn
— N ✨ (@natlesz) February 23, 2019
Natalka Leszniwskyj, who is a friend of Welsh player Aaron Wainwright, spoke to WalesOnline after the game detailing the events that transpired.
“I was at the game with my boyfriend, Aaron, and we’re both England supporters, but we’re at Cardiff Met and we studied with Aaron Wainwright,” Leszniwskyj told WalesOnline.
“We let him know that we were coming and told him to hang around afterwards, he spotted us in the cool down, so told us to wait until he had finished.”
“This little old lady – I’m not sure her exact age but she was around 80 or 90 – came and sat by us with her camera. We started a conversation and her first words were ‘can you believe this is my first Wales match ever?’”
“We were so in awe of her with her Welsh kit on that we told her that we could try our best to get her to meet one of the players.”
“She was so thankful, and as we walked down the stairs when Aaron walked over to us, all of the other players in the photo walked over to her too, without even questioning anything.”
“We explained exactly what she said to us, and they all hung around without any problems at all.”
“She got her camera out and we took a photo of her with them all.”
“She was lovely, and honestly eternally grateful, she went and sat back up in the seats, and as we walked by her to leave she thanked us and said that she was just about to call her kids. She was lovely.”