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Welsh rugby team sing praises during Waitomo visit

September 2011

Welsh rugby team sing praises during Waitomo visit

Welsh Rugby Union players Huw Bennett (left) and Shane Williams were in good voice during a recent team visit to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

The teammates proved they are finely tuned both on and off the field with stirring renditions of a couple of Welsh songs during their subterranean adventure with the team from Discover Waitomo.

A karanga, or welcoming call, greeted the players into the cave cathedral before a traditional Maori song was performed by the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guides. The Welsh team responded in song, sending a strong echo throughout the caves.

The team was then taken on a gentle boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto with its ceiling of thousands of sparkling glowworms - a far cry from the rigor of the full training run they experienced earlier that day at the Waitomo Domain.

Wales’ next match is tonight (26 September) against Namibia in New Plymouth, before they face Fiji in their final pool match in Hamilton this Sunday (2 October).

ENDS

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