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Rugby star Gareth Davies surprises schoolgirl with unusual lift to prom

Mia Griffiths was surprised to see rugby star Gareth Davies

A Wales rugby star helped make one schoolgirl's dream come true by dropping her off to her school prom in style.

Classic cars, horse and carriages and limos can usually be spotted arriving on the big night.

But Maes y Gwendraeth pupil Mia Griffiths arrived at Parc y Scarlets on Tuesday night to be greeted by Scarlets' scrum-half Gareth Davies.

Mia wanted to arrive at prom in her dad's lorry

The 16-year-old, from Gorslas, was under the impression that her dad would be taking her into the stadium in one of his lorries but had the surprise of her life when she saw the rugby player in the driving seat instead.

Davies has won 51 international caps for Wales at scrum half and played a key role at the World Cup in Japan.

Mia's Dad, Gavin, who uses the lorry for work, said the rugby player had to practice driving the lorry in the run-up to the big arrival.

''I know Gareth's father Kevin so I phoned him up and said about my daughter's prom coming up.'' Gavin said.

''I drove the lorry down to Parc y Scarlets and we were driving round the stadium two or three times for him to get used to it.

''He came to be a good driver by the end of it.

''I asked my daughter if she wanted to take her to the prom in the lorry and she said yes but then she had a big surprise when she found out that Gareth was doing it.''

The teenager's mum, Kate Griffiths, explained that her daughter's class were given the option to have their prom in the winter or summer and the majority opted for it to be held in December.

''Her entrance won the best arrival to the prom'' she said.

''All her friends thought it was amazing and they all wanted photos with him.''