A quarter of a million rugby fans descended on Cardiff to celebrate Wales winning the RBS Six Nations cup last night – and left a trail on drunken carnage on the streets.
The city was awash with red as an army of Wales fans cheered on their team to Six Nations victory.Every street in the city centre was crammed with supporters singing for joy over the glorious win. But the hours of celebrations turned into many drunken scenes and police made a number of arrests throughout the night.As well as more than 70,000 inside the Millennium Stadium, tens of thousands poured into the capital’s bars and clubs to celebrate.One supporter Angharad Rees, 42, said: ‘It’s times like this that I feel really proud to be Welsh.
‘We’re showing the world that while we’re only a small country we know how to party in a big way.’Tickets for the game were like gold dust some changing hands for as much as £500 on eBay.But no-one in red begrudged spending the cash to see Wales retain the Six Nations who beat England 30-3.The Welsh capital’s pubs, clubs and bars were packed from wall to wall with revellers watching the game.And after the storming result the celebrations spilled out into the streets where they danced till the early hours of the morning.Police made a series of arrests but said there were no serious incidents. Sion Lewis, 37, said: ‘We’re obviously the big winners and today belongs to the Welsh.
‘But there’s a real party atmosphere on the streets, everyone rubbing shoulders together and having a great time.’First Minister Carwyn Jones said the squad had ‘done the whole country proud yet again.’He said: ‘I’d like to heartily congratulate the whole squad and the coaching staff on winning the Six Nations Championship.’The team deserves a huge pat on the back on their performance; they did what they had to do to defend their title and keep the Six Nations trophy here in Wales.’We have seen them fight back from a disappointing opening match to reach this triumph.
‘That took character, determination and team spirit, qualities that they have demonstrated in ample measure.’To win the Championship on the back of the difficult run of results that preceded it is a marvellous achievement.’I’m sure I speak for Welsh people everywhere when I say well done boys, you’ve done the whole country proud yet again.’Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins tweeted: ‘That was awesome!!! Llongyfarchiadau boys! Smashed it.’Rock band, Manic Street Preachers, tweeted: ‘Truly a golden age for welsh rugby-3grand slams-semi-final of the world cup+now this!!-xxx.’Its such a perfect day im glad I spent in Wales-such a perfect day we are the champions again xxx’.One Show TV presenter Alex Jones tweeted: ‘YES!!! Celebrate good times…..c’mon!! X.’ – DailyMail