Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Welsh granny ejected

A 72-year-old Wales fan sporting full national costume was ejected from a rugby international in Australia for dancing with a wallaby mascot.

Llanelli-born Jean Richards has spoken of being thrown out of the stadium by security guards in Sydney on Saturday.

She had left the stand to dance with an Australia mascot near the pitch.

Stadium bosses are reported to have denied any heavy-handedness, but the Australian Rugby Union will fly her to this weekend's second test in Brisbane.

Ms Richards, who now lives in Sydney, saved for two months to buy her ticket to the test, which Wales eventually lost 29-23 after an injury-time Australia try.

But she missed a large part of the game after being ejected by security guards and police.

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