Wales politics

Six Nations: Wales rugby stars wished a 'flying start'

Wales captain Sam Warburton is re-presented with the Six Nations trophy by First Minister Carwyn Jones Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Carwyn Jones celebrates the 2012 Grand Slam with Wales captain Sam Warburton

First Minister Carwyn Jones has wished the Welsh rugby team good luck as they face England in the opening game of the 2015 Six Nations tournament in Cardiff.

He said it was a "special year" coming 10 years after Wales' 2005 Grand Slam.

"That tournament win marked a watershed moment for Welsh rugby and sparked a resurgence in form which led to many fantastic wins for Wales," he said.

"Pob lwc (good luck) Wales, get off to a flying start tonight, we're behind you all the way."

More than 70,000 fans are expected in the Millennium Stadium on Friday for the match which kicks off at 20:05 GMT.

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