Proof That Wales Are a Nation of Patriots, How Did You React to the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
Liberty Marketing, a Cardiff digital marketing agency, kept a closer eye than most on this year’s Rugby World Cup, pulling data and statistics to share how ‘Wales Reacts’ game-by-game.
After what has been a rollercoaster ride to the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, a patriotic Welsh nation didn’t falter.
The four pool matches were tough, especially the nail-biting game against Fiji.
And who could forget the giant collision between Dan Biggar and Liam Williams.
Then, there was Hallam Amos’ bad, BAD game v Uruguay, with three frighteningly bad handling errors. You know they’re rookie mistakes when even the ref has a giggle.
And although there was a lot of talk online of his missed hattrick, it seems our great nation were more interested in Leigh Halfpenny’s return to our screens.
Wales then faced another nail-bitingly close match against France, where Aaron Wainwright took a blow to his chin by a giant Vahaamahina.
And Dan Biggar takes another smash.
This is all before we’ve even touched upon the Welsh injuries.
Gareth Anscombe, Cory Hill, and Adam Beard all missed the tournament due to various pre-Rugby World Cup injuries. Josh Navidi suffered a hamstring injury against France, missing the semi-final match, and Liam Williams who suffered an ankle injury during training.
George North was injured during the semi-final match, along with teammate Tomas Francis who was feared to have dislocated his shoulder.
Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes were also carrying injuries, and there were concerns for Dan Biggar after taking so many hits.
But our proud country stood together, as patriotic as ever… Especially Carol Vorderman.
And were all crushed when it came to a bitter end Sunday morning.
We blamed the ref.
Enjoyed the rivalry.
And really felt the bois’ heartache.
Our patriotic nation stood together throughout, and although we won’t be bringing the Webb Ellis Cup home this Rugby World Cup, we’re still incredibly proud of the team.
Liberty Marketing recorded over 300,000 conversations using the official hashtag for each match over Wales’ entire tournament.
See how ‘Wales Reacted’ game-by-game throughout the Rugby World Cup for a sense of accomplishment, a tug at the heartstrings or for a simple giggle!
Can you guess who was Wales’ favourite player for majority of the games…?