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10,000 daffodils for rugby fans ahead of Wales v England clash

Blas y Tir are giving away 10,000 daffodils this weekend Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The daffodil is as synonymous with Wales as male voice choirs and rugby.

Described as ‘the ultimate patriotic symbol’, the daffodil is often seen among the crowds on rugby weekends, across Wales, but particularly in the capital.

This weekend, as Wales face England at home on Saturday, will be no exception.

One daffodil grower are urging fans to take part in the ‘Great Daff Giveaway’, in the build up to one of the most anticipated matches of the home international season.

Welsh company Blas y Tir has been growing daffodils in Wales for a decade, equating to 1.8 million bunches.

To celebrate this, and the fact they are aiming to produce their 2 millionth bunch this year, they will be giving away 10,000 daffodils to rugby fans before the game this weekend.

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Not only are the flowers a sign of spring, but they are also said to bring luck, so we hope we're bringing luck to the Welsh team this match day!

England may have their rose, but we have the far more beautiful daffodil. So let's show how proud we are of our team and wear our national symbol with pride!

– Huw Thomas, Blas y Tir

The team will be out in Westgate Street from 12pm on match day, handing out thousands of daffodils to rugby fans, along with pins to fix the blooms to their shirts.