Wales national rugby union team

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EmblemThree feathers
UnionWelsh Rugby Union
Head coachWarren Gatland
CaptainJac Morgan / Dewi Lake
Most capsAlun Wyn Jones (158)
Top scorerNeil Jenkins (1,049)
Top try scorerShane Williams (58)
Home stadiumMillennium Stadium
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current7 (as of 9th October 2023)
Highest1 (2019)
Lowest10 (2007, 2023)
First international
 England 8–0 Wales
(Blackheath, England; 19 February 1881)
Biggest win
Wales 98–0 Japan 
(Cardiff, Wales; 26 November 2004)
Biggest defeat
 South Africa 96–13 Wales
(Pretoria, South Africa; 27 June 1998)
World Cup
Appearances10 (First in 1987)
Best resultThird place (1987)

The Wales national rugby union team (Welsh: tîm rygbi'r undeb cenedlaethol Cymru) represents Wales in men's international rugby union. It was created in 1881, the same year that Wales played their first international against England.

The team plays its home matches at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Principality Stadium), which replaced Cardiff Arms Park as the national stadium of Wales in 1999.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Brief History of the Welsh Rugby Union". Welsh Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2007.