Association Of British Choral Directors

Welsh World Cup Rugby Team Forms Choir

The Wales rugby squad are hoping to sing their way to glory in New Zealand after forming a Rugby World Cup choir.

Team manager Alan Phillips today revealed the Welsh squad has formed the vocal group as part of their team bonding in New Zealand.

And, while Welsh players like Alun Wyn Jones are used to roaring the national anthem in front of thousands of people, that hasn't stopped them honing their vocal talents on the team bus.

Phillips, who has now attended three Rugby World Cup competitions as a manager, and played in the original competition in 1987, praised the mood of the Welsh camp, just six days before they kick off their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Wellington.

"I never thought we would get a big group of players like this getting together as a choir. They've been practising in the team room and even on the bus to get it right and that's been great to see. "The boys sang at the Maori welcome and it was really appreciated by the crowd. This is a big step forward," he said.

More: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/rugbynation/rugby-new...

Posted: Mon 12th September 2011

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