The Welsh Rugby Union had proudly unveiled its new trophy for the Principality Premiership.
The trophy, which will be presented to 2009 league winners Cardiff, was designed by nine-year-old girl, Weronika Wojiechowska. The Cardiff schoolgirl won a nationwide competition held by the Principality Building Society to design the trophy.
The WRU are gushing in their praise and have said that the trophy is ‘deceptively heavy’ and was ‘chosen because of its unusual and contemporary look’.
No doubt many ‘non-rugby’ members of the public flicking through their newspapers will be delighted to see a young schoolgirl have the honour of inspiring a national sporting trophy.
However, surely the first thought of rugby people will be: “Where does the beer go?”
The second thought should be: “How do you wear it on your head?”
Our final thought was that, after a few beers, someone may well ‘have their eye out’. Look at the sharp edges on that thing!
What next? Satin sashes for the winning captain?
To see the full story from the WRU: http://www.wru.co.uk/1391_20553.php