Forget Kathryn Jenkins (difficult for any red-blooded male I grant). Forget Charlotte Church. Forget Siencyn, the goat. The Welsh Rugby Union are getting serious. An 800 kilo Welsh Black bull will be leading Stephen Jones' boys out onto the pitch at the Millenium Stadium on Saturday.
While Ritchie Macaw's All Blacks will be going through their Haka routine (with or without throat slitting), Cwmcae Brenin 3rd will be staring back at them, reminding them that they are merely mortal. Graham Henry has met the old boy before and will be only too aware of his inspiring influence. If Wales manage to spring a surprise by beating the All Blacks, the demand for Welsh Black meat will rocket. So a victory will put a smile on the face of the nation and put money in the pockets of farmers - a dream combination. Mark Jones must play though. regretably I do not think there is any room for Alfie in the starting 15.