Wembley ’99 Reunited The Events Room

On 11 April 1999, Scott Gibbs danced through desperate England defenders at Wembley to score the try that gave Neil Jenkins the opportunity to win the game.  Wales had beaten England 34-33 in the final rugby union Five Nations, playing at their ‘borrowed’ home of Wembley because of the ongoing build of the new Millennium… Read More

Warren Gatland The Events Room

Warren Gatland unquestionably ranks as an all-time great rugby union coach.  His record with Wales and the British and Irish Lions in particular is incredible.  The 2024 Six Nations preview dinner, organised by The Events Room and held at Cornerstone in Cardiff, gave the Wales coach the opportunity to talk about the forthcoming tournament and… Read More

Phil Bennett Gareth Llewellyn Legends Hospitality

Photographing Wales rugby greats Phil Bennett and Gareth Llewellyn at the Wales vs Scotland Six Nations rugby lunch in Cardiff in 2016 was one of the first I covered for Legends Hospitality.  The event is also one of my favourites.  In his career, Phil Bennett played for Felinfoel, Llanelli, the Barbarians, Wales and the British… Read More

James Hook Emyr Lewis Legends Hospitality

In November 2017, prior to the Wales vs New Zealand Autumn series test match in Cardiff, Legends Hospitality held a pre-match lunch with guest speakers James Hook and Emyr Lewis.  Emyr Lewis played at No. 8 for Wales between 1991 and 1996 winning 41 caps.  James Hook won 81 caps for Wales and is the… Read More

Gatland and Edwards The Events Room

Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards are two of the most respected rugby union coaches in the world.  Whilst coaching the Wales national team, they have guided the players to secure four Six Nations championships, three Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup on two occasions.  In October 2016, Warren and Shaun… Read More

Wales 1987 Wooden Spoon

The Concrete Society and the Wooden Spoon held a fantastic rugby lunch at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Stadium in Cardiff (October 2015) to celebrate Wales’ third place in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.  Players Bleddyn Bowen, Adrian Hadley, Bon Norster, Paul Thorburn, Glenn Webb were joined by Team Manager Clive Rowlands. Related blog:  Photographing My… Read More

Wales Grand Slam 2019 The Events Room

In 2019, Wales secured their twelfth rugby Five/Six Nations Grand Slam.  It is a monumental achievement by a small and rugby-loving country.  I was fortunate enough to be in the ground with my Dad to see Wales beat Ireland in the final game in Cardiff; a day I will never forget.  To celebrate the Grand… Read More

Jonathan Davies Welsh Charitables

The Welsh Charitables RFC hold a tribute dinner at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff to celebrate the career of one of the few players to excel in both rugby union and rugby league – Jonathan Davies. Related galleries:  Sports Hospitality.  To discuss event photography, please contact Paul on paul@paulfearsphoto.co.uk