Cardiff - Part 2November 29, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C
After the Goat Major we walked past the walls of Cardiff Castle to the treat of the evening... The Angel Hotel.
This was really special because K’s Grandad Charlie Saxton was the All Black Manager of the 1967 tour which was one of the most successful NZ tours of all time.
Whilst going through Char’s memorabilia we found his typed daily tour report from this tour and in it he describes his day before and after the game in which Wales nearly pulled off the historic win of the century as they led the AB’s 3-0 for most of the game until the AB’s scored 3 points in the dying minutes to land a draw.
He led the team of Brian Lahore , Thorne etc from the Angel Hotel!!
So tonight we went back through those same doors, climbed the same steps, sat in the same bar and had a pint to toast Char and Bill in their memory. Great night.
( if you can read this link it is an amazing recollection of the 16yr old Gareth Jenkins - later to be Wales coach - of the game day above mentioning Char)
Tmrw it’s games day for us with Wales vs Barbarians women kicking off at 11.45am and the men kicking off at 2.45pm. Should be an amazing day with 50.000 tickets sold.Read more