12:02 PM 18th September 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023 - Bravo L’Angleterre
Ed Williams has been reporting for the Yorkshire Times, part of the p.ublished group of online newspapers, on his local club, Wharfedale RUFC. Today he becomes our international rugby correspondent and is in France for the Rugby World Cup 2023. Here is another of his reports...
Will Gaudie (brother of Nat 2’s Greatest Scrum-half who plays for Wharfedale) with a Japanese fan.
Having watched Fiji dismantle Australia yesterday which made the next game for Wales a must, must win, we were treated to an inspired English performance.
I can say that because we were at an event with Jamie Roberts and Ross Harries on the beach and only watched the second half of England vs Japan. Never take things for granted but I think England are in the quarters; Wales however still have work to do.
Japanese fans with two of our group Ed and Chris.
If you believe in the domino effect ie Wales beat Fiji x Fiji beat Australia = Wales must beat Australia. Nice in theory but we won’t be in Nice for the game we shall be in Lyon!
We spent some time at the Rugby Village before our 'Sundowner' event and bumped into the Gaudie family
The first photo is Will Gaudie (brother of Nat 2’s Greatest Scrum-half who plays for Wharfedale) with a Japanese fan. The Japanese were in Nice in good numbers and good spirits and, as always, very polite – really good to see them.