On Saturday 22nd November Rainbow Heat and Power ran another exciting customer event.
This time, we took a group of customers and biomass boiler installation partners to the Wales Vs New Zealand rugby match in Cardiff’s Milennium Stadium.
During the game, it looked like the noble Welsh had a real chance of ending “61 Years of Hurt” against the Kiwi team and that they had a real chance of winning for the first time in 26 games and the first time since 1953.
Wales were leading 16-5 with only eleven minutes to go until the All Blacks scored four touchdowns in less than 15 minutes, leaving Wales reeling.
Then New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett divided Wales’s defenders and Julian Savea side-stepped fly-half Dan Biggar to score his thirtieth try in less than 35 tests Tests, with Barrett’s conversion pushing the All Blacks even further forward.
Wales bounced back in style after Rhys Webb scored a spectacular touch down set up by Taulupe Faletau, until All Black Leigh Halfpenny's conversion tied things up again.
A second penalty gave Wales a lead after fifty one minutes but New Zealand’s Richie McCaw set up a golden opportunity capitalised on by Barrett, who kicked magnificently to the far touchline - giving Kaino the chance to score a try virtually unchallenged.
Again New Zealand's lead proved short-lived, as another Halfpenny penalty made it 16-15 to Wales. Only 2 minutes later New Zealand kicked back with a Barrett solo score.
Slade converted, and New Zealand sealed the deal when Read charged down Phillips' attempted clearance and Barrett scored again.
The final score was 34-16. Needless to say, as our delegation included our Welsh General Manager Ben Bevan and Treco’s Welsh Sales Director Dale Roberts there were commiserations which ran late into the night in Cardiff!