London Welsh kick off Wales Week in London celebrations earlier this week, hosting Velindre Question of Sport.
Tuesday evening saw London Welsh RFC host Wales Week In London’s first event of 2019, with a celebrity Question of Sport, all in aid of Velindre Cancer Charity.
It was billed as a Wales vs England quiz and was quite timely post the Wales vs England match at the Principality stadium. Wales were captained by Adam Jones and had Jamie Roberts and Michael Owen as team mates; whilst England were captained by Joe Marler, who was joined by Jason Leonard and Mark Lambert. The quiz was hosted by our very own voice of rugby and London Welsh Vice President, John Taylor. Throughout the evening the guests had the opportunity to bid on many silent auction items and enter a raffle for cartoon prints of both Adam and Joe to raise money for Velindre.
The guests were served a fantastic meal cooked by the popular kitchen at Old Deer Park.
The quiz had 11 rounds and was very eagerly contested between both sides, with many a funny interjection from Joe Marler. At the break, Wales were leading by 4 points, but John Taylor awarded England a bonus point because in the auction the original artwork of Joe Marler went for more money than the Adam Jones one, which meant there were only 3 points between the two sides as the second half commenced. The lead narrowed as we got to the final round, which was Charades, with both captains having to act out as many sporting terms as possible within 60 seconds. It was hilarious seeing how both players approached this round and the guests really enjoyed the conclusion of this close quiz.
Joe Marler’s performance was the difference with his efforts in the charades section, which meant England beat Wales by 1 point to win the inaugural Question of Sport at the club.
Many thanks to all those who supported the event. We expect the event to have raised a significant amount for Velindre and look forward to the next episode in 2020!
Final score: England 38 Wales 37!