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Wales and rugby
Between 1914 and 1915 talks were held for a proposed amalgamation with rugby league, the predominant code of football in New South Wales and Queensland was considered and trialled.
The Aberdare Athletic Ground was the venue of the first rugby league international between Wales and the New Zealand All Golds on New Year's Day 1908, which was won by the Welsh 9-8.
The British and Irish Lions ( formerly known as the British Isles and the British Lions ) is a rugby union team made up of players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
An England v Wales match was played at the ground in 1911, followed by a rugby league international between England and Australia.
* Cumberland ( rugby league team ), a team in the inaugural New South Wales Rugby League competition
Cardiff Arms Park (), also known as The Arms Park, situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales, is primarily known as a rugby union stadium, but it also has a bowling green.
The National Stadium, which was used by Wales national rugby union team, was officially opened on 7 April 1984, however in 1997 it was demolished to make way for the Millennium Stadium in 1999, which hosted the 1999 Rugby World Cup and became the national stadium of Wales.
At that stage, the cricket ground to the north was still being used by Glamorgan County Cricket Club, and the rugby union ground to the south was used by the national Wales team and Cardiff RFC.
The Arms Park rugby ground became the permanent home of the Wales national rugby union team in 1964.
Owain ’ s personal standard — the quartered arms of Powys and Deheubarth rampant — began to be seen all over Wales, especially at rugby union matches against the English.
Countries that have adopted rugby union as their de facto national sport include Fiji, Georgia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Wales.
The Six Nations Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the RBS 6 Nations, is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
* Newport Titans, a rugby league side who play out of Newport, South Wales
* Fred Cornish ( 1876 – 1940 ), Wales international rugby player
Born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Kelly initially played rugby league for Wagga Brothers but turned to Australian rules football at age 15.
* John Abbott ( rugby league ) ( born 1953 ), Australian New South Wales rugby league player of the 1970s
Burton showed a talent for English and Welsh literature at grammar school, and demonstrated an excellent memory, though his consuming interest was sports – rugby ( in fact famous Welsh centre Bleddyn Williams said in his autobiography that Burton could have gone far as a player ), cricket, and table tennis He later said, " I would rather have played for Wales at Cardiff Arms Park than Hamlet at the Old Vic.
Former Wales and British Lions rugby player John Bevan now teaches at the school.
* Owen Badger ( 1871 – 1939 ), Wales national rugby player
* Staff Jones ( born 1959 ), rugby union prop forward for Wales and Pontypool
* Richard Smith ( rugby player ) ( born 1973 ), former Wales international rugby union player

Wales and union
The Act of Settlement was, in many ways, the major cause of the union of Scotland with England and Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Governor of New South Wales is the state viceregal representative of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is equally shared with 15 other sovereign nations in a form of personal union, as well as with the six other jurisdictions of Australia, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom.
In southwest England, in Wales, and in the border areas between Scotland and England, " some couples ... agreed to marry verbally, without exchanging legal contracts .... thers jumped over broomsticks placed across their thresholds to officialize their union and create new households ", indicating that contractless weddings and jumping the broomstick were different kinds of marriage.
Leaving De La Salle College Bankstown ( now LaSalle Catholic College ) at 15, Keating decided not to pursue higher education, and worked as a clerk at the Electricity Commission of New South Wales and then as a trade union research assistant.
The Tudors extended their power beyond modern England, achieving the full union of England and the Principality of Wales in 1542 ( Laws in Wales Acts 1535 – 1542 ); and successfully asserting English authority over the Kingdom of Ireland.
The history of the United Kingdom as a unified sovereign state began with the political union of the kingdoms of England, which included Wales, and Scotland.
The United Kingdom has sought to be a leading member of the United Nations, the European Union and NATO, yet since the 1990s large-scale devolution movements in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have brought into question the future viability of this constantly evolving political union.
The united kingdom of Great Britain came into being on 1 May 1707, as a result of the political union of the Kingdom of England ( which included Wales ) and the Kingdom of Scotland.
* The legal and political union of Wales with England is reinforced by An Acte for Lawes & Justice to be ministred in Wales in like fourme as it is in this Realme.
All three of these titles merged with the Principality in the same person after the personal union of the Scottish and English crowns in 1603 with the accession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England, with the first Prince of Wales to receive them being his son Henry Frederick ( subsequently an incorporating union created a single British crown in 1707 ).
At that time he appeared to be trying to create a separate Welsh national party modelled on Parnell's Irish Parliamentary Party and worked towards a union of the North and South Wales Liberal Federations.

Wales and international
The first international took place in 1895 ( Ireland 3, Wales 0 ) and the International Rules Board was founded in 1900.
A memorial service held at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne on 22 December was attended by a number of international dignitaries including President Johnson and Charles, Prince of Wales.
The last international match to be held at the National Stadium was between Wales and England on 15 March 1997, and the last ever match that was held at the National Stadium was on 26 April 1997 between Cardiff and Swansea, Cardiff won the SWALEC Cup ( WRU Challenge Cup ) by 33 points to 26 points.
The Club has produced two Welsh international bowlers ; Mr. C Standfast in 1937 and Mr. B Hawkins who represented Wales in the 1982 World Pairs and captained Wales in 1982 and 1984.
< center > Football Association of Wales programme cover of the first international football match held at the National Stadium in 1989 </ center >
On 31 May 1989, Wales played its first international game against West Germany at the National Stadium in a World Cup qualifying match, which ended goalless.
British baseball matches have also regularly taken place at the Arms Park and hosted the annual England versus Wales international game every four years.
On 12 April 1884, the first international match was played at the ground between Wales and Ireland, when 5, 000 people watched Wales beat Ireland by 2 tries and a drop goal to nil.
By 1881 both Ireland and Wales had representative teams, and in 1883 the first international competition, the Home Nations Championship had begun.
He helped found an international competition with Scotland, Ireland and Wales, captaining England from the inaugural international at Crystal Palace in 1903 until 1908.
* The world's oldest international football stadium, the Racecourse Ground, opens in Wrexham, Wales, although it will not host football games until 1872.
Deep in an international crisis, the Prime Minister informed the Prince of Wales that it had been a dark morning, and that " my mind must have been occupied by some subject of less importance.
* Bala Jones, Wales international rugby player
Of his adolescent years, a remarkable picture is painted in Heimskringla, which recounts that Eric, aged twelve and seemingly possessed of prodigious valour and strength, embarked on a career of international piracy: four years were spent harrying the Baltic coasts and those of Denmark, Frisia and Germany (' Saxland '); another four years those of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France ; and lastly, Lappland and Bjarmaland ( in what is now northern Russia ).
The southern waterways, and sometimes the Prince of Wales Strait, form part of the disputed Northwest Passage which the Government of Canada claims are Canadian Internal Waters, while other nations state they are either territorial waters or international waters.
By 1876 Rangers had their first international player, with Moses McNeil representing Scotland in a match against Wales, and by 1877 Rangers had reached a Scottish Cup final.
During this time, Louis XI did all he could to prevent the marriage, demanding that the Pope refuse to give a dispensation for the marriage ( the pair were cousins in the fourth degree ), promising trade favours to the English, undermining Edward's credit with the international bankers to prevent him being able to pay for Margaret's dowry, encouraging a Lancastrian invasion of Wales, and slandering Margaret, claiming that she was not a virgin and had borne a bastard son.

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