Sunday 5 June 2016

Sunday Snap – The Rugby Stadium

We had a trip to the seaside for last week's Sunday Snap of a Merseyside pier. I asked where the pier was located and the answer is


Strolling along in the sunshine with the right answer were Cheryl, Susan, Stephen and Cass.

I've had a bit of a sporting week this week taking in the best of English sports. First up was a visit to watch some rugby. This was for the end of season Aviva Premiership Final. It was played in front of 76,000 just a few thousand shy of its 82,000 capacity. The size of this stadium makes it the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. As well as rugby union matches it has also played host to music concerts, conventions and from this year American Football as part of the NFL International Series.

Originally the England Rugby Union team played their matches at Crystal Palace but due to its rising popularity it was decided a separate ground should be purchased. In 1907 a former cabbage patch was bought in the suburbs of south west London. It started to be used for club and international matches but during World War I the ground was used to graze animals on. After the end of the war continued development was allowed to bring it up to its present capacity. It was here in 1938 that the BBC televised the first ever live rugby match. Along with hosting some classic rugby matches it was at this stadium in 1988 that the anthem Swing Low, Sweet Chariot was first sung in front of an English rugby crowd and was subsequently adopted by the fans. This week's question is

What stadium is it?

We were joined last week by the young ones Jack and Noah. Cheryl captured the dancing duo in the madhouse. We had some shots of the beautiful Cornish coast at Kynance Cove from Shaheen. Blowing get well wishes for daddy was Susan's daughter. For a simply stunning selfie check out Kelly's black and white creation. Down on the Weymouth coastline Kara has been spotting cormorants.

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  1. I must be honest, I have no idea sorry. Looks like a fun day xx

  2. Is it Twickingham? I must admit I'm not a follower of rugby and it's the only stadium I can think of. I did spend a week in a welsh college doing a summer school in music, while the other half of the college was filled with rugby players. It was a fun week ;)

  3. Is it Twickenham? I think I went to see U2 play there once! Stephen

  4. It is Twickenham I think - we drive past a lot but never been inside

  5. Twickenham. I love Rugby and before we moved back north we went to the Rugby 7's there

  6. Wow, that is an enormous stadium, I think I'd be a bit intimidated there. Mich x

  7. I have no idea! I'm not a rugby fan, but glad you had a good day. x


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