At the beginning of the Six Nations 2005, the Welsh head coach Mike Ruddock put some newspaper clippings on a bulletin board in their training base. They featured articles by various experts with their predicted British & Irish Lions test teams slated to face New Zealand this summer.
There was an obvious topic. « There weren’t any Welsh players, » said Ruddock, who was in charge of Wales from 2004 to 2006. « So that was enough. » The motivation was simple and so began an unlikely Grand Slam, which was later described by Dick Best, the vicious former English coach, as « built on sand ».
There are no similarities with the current team and their current status most recently because this 2005 success was achieved with exciting rugby and
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