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This Time Last Year

Published 03/06/2020

There’s a song called “This Time Last Year” by Nightly. Its opening line of “I miss this time, last year” is very apt for a Wales in lockdown … says Will Harris.

We need to Stay Home and to Stay Safe, however, it is disappointing that we didn’t get to put on our WRU ties and set off to the Principality Stadium for the 2020 finals of the Lawrence Miller Bowl.

We’re so very proud to be doing our bit to nurture the youth game in Wales and to be a part of the Dewar Shield, the oldest schools’ competition in world rugby.

I get a huge thrill every time I walk onto the pitch to present the Lawrence Miller Bowl. For the youngsters playing rugby on that most hallowed of pitches, it must be “jaw dropping”. There can be few better feelings in the world for them, their coaches and loved ones.

Regardless of the final score, every young player coming off that pitch can proudly say, “I was there.” Like them, our hearts beat a little faster in the knowledge that we’ve helped to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Sadly the Lawrence Miller Bowl isn’t happening in 2020, having been kicked into touch by the Coronavirus. However we’ll be back next year – and the very best young Welsh talent will again have the opportunity to experience something few others get to enjoy.