Images and words by Megan Monk, Video and words by Reece H-Strati
Rugby fans flooded the streets of Cardiff City centre in preparation for the opening match of the Guiness Six Nations today. The city’s bars were filled with fans and the streets packed with vendors selling merchandise ahead of the Wales V Cardiff match. 90,000 people were expected in the capital city, with 74,500 expected to attend the match at the Principality Stadium.
Wales were out to amend last year’s Six Nations match, which saw Ireland take victory with a 29 – 7 scoreline. However, Welsh fans were left disappointed when Ireland was victorious again, beating the home team with 34 – 10 points. The win has given the Shamrocks sharing the tournament’s top spot with Scotland, currently the leaders both have five points.