This bloke clearly loves a beer.
This bloke clearly loves a beer.

Bloody brilliant beer drinker goes viral

ONE rugby fan sent social media into stitches after he lovingly stared at his pint of beer after taking a swig - as the rest of the crowd belted out the national anthem.

As a Wales supporter proudly sang her heart out ahead of her country's clash against Scotland, the man behind her was left in a trance by the beauty of his beer, The Sun reports,

Letting out a delighted "aah" after gulping down a sip, the man looked as though he had discovered a new meaning of life as soon as the sweet nectar touched his lips.

He then appeared suddenly confused by what the taste was, before looking adoringly at his pint again.

One fan said on Twitter: "Shout out to this guy, not singing, just utterly amazed by his pint."

While another commented: "The way that man looked at his beer then, he couldn't love it any more."

Another said: "This man's love for his pint is deep and pure. A kind of love and respect that all good pints deserve."

TV presenter Natalie Pinkham simply stated: "I'll have what he's having …"

Wales bossed the match at the Principality Stadium, beating their British rivals 21-10 in Cardiff to win the Doddie Weir Cup.

George North and Jonathan Davies both scored tries for Warren Gatland's men, with Leigh Halfpenny kicking three penalties and one conversion.

 

 

Gatland was counting positives after his Wales side won its November Test opener for the first time in 16 years.

One big positive was playing Scotland and not Australia on Saturday. Wales had to endure a 20-minute siege of its 22 by the Scots in the second half, played 10 minutes down a man, and still managed to keep the Scots scoreless.

"First game for four months, we were a bit rusty," Gatland said. "If we had come up against Australia today, we might have struggled, with them coming in off the back of a Rugby Championship."

The Welsh usually meet a southern hemisphere heavyweight in their November opener, but invited Scotland for only their second non-championship match in 135 years.

The scheduling paid off. Wales won a 10th straight home match against Scotland, and has won six straight overall for the first time in six years. Gatland believes the cobwebs have been dusted off and they are in good shape for their next match: Australia.

"We scored some nice tries and will be better for that," he said. "Scotland put us under a lot of pressure but we defended well. Put ourselves under pressure going down to 14. We came out of it pretty positively."

Wales started better under the roof Halfpenny kicking them 9-0 ahead and passing 700 points for the team.

North, who had a try disallowed early, scored his 34th to leave Ieuan Evans behind to be third on the Wales all-time tryscorers list. From a scrum on the Scotland 22, North popped up in the line, far off his right wing, and slipped off centres Huw Jones and Alex Dunbar and carried Blair Kinghorn over the line in a superb solo try.

 

It wasn’t perfect but a win’s a win.
It wasn’t perfect but a win’s a win.

The 14-3 scoreline was fair on the run of play as Wales bossed the gainline. But with five minutes to go, Scotland waived off a penalty shot in the 22 and went for a corner lineout. The Scots drove, sheared off the right and captain Stuart McInally barged over.

Scotland, crushed on the same ground in February, was trailing only 14-10 at halftime.

But not for long. The Wales backs played a set move to perfection off quick lineout ball. Flyhalf Gareth Anscombe doubled round Hadleigh Parkes, dummy runners fooled the Scots, and Davies palmed off Jones and scooted 30m free to the tryline. This was Jones' first Test in a year after breaking his foot a year ago.

Scotland then made all the running, but Wales made all the stopping, even while replacement hooker Elliot Dee was sin-binned after repeated fouls in defence. Scotland finally cracked when a seven-man Wales scrum earned a penalty against Scotland to relieve the siege.

Wales was forced to make 179 tackles overall, thwarting Scotland's overwhelming territory and possession in the second half.

The Scots had three try chances and were held up, stopped short, and the ball was dropped over the tryline. They return home to face Fiji next weekend, while Wales look to end a 13-match, 10-year losing run to the Wallabies.

"It's not about getting the monkey off the back," Gatland said. "We've been unlucky at times but it would be nice to win next week and get a result. But the more important game will be at the World Cup (next year).

"They've got their own pressures back home and them needing performances and results, too. It'll be interesting next week."

- with AP

This article first appeared on The Sun and was republished with permission


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