Why this Welsh rugby fan has gone viral

A Welsh rugby fan has become a viral sensation after hilarious footage emerged of him during the national anthem before a Test match against Scotland.

Fans will normally down their drinks momentarily to sing the anthem with gusto alongside their countrymen.

However, cameras at the Principality Stadium in Wales managed to pick up one supporter who was far more caught up with something else – the pint of beer in his hand.

The female supporter in front could be seen singing at the top of the lungs, while the gentleman simply looked adoringly at the drink in his clutches.

As one social media user succinctly put it: “Never has a man loved a pint so much.”

When love of a pint comes before love of your country. Pic: Twitter

Video of the young man’s love-struck fascination with the cup holding his beloved pint has left fans in stitches around the world.

Wales issue Wallabies warning in Scotland win

Warren Gatland has told Australia his Wales side will improve even further when they face the Wallabies in Cardiff next Saturday after launching their November campaign with a 21-10 victory at home to Scotland.

Tries from George North and Jonathan Davies plus 11 points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny saw Wales win the inaugural Doddie Weir Cup at the Principality Stadium.

All Scotland could muster in reply was a try from captain Stuart McInally and five points kicked by Adam Hastings.

Wales coach Gatland believes the Scotland win will benefit his team when they look to end a decade-long run of 13 straight defeats by 2019 World Cup pool rivals Australia.

“We will be all the better for that next week and it’s not about getting the monkey off our back with Australia,” insisted Gatland after Wales made a winning start to a November campaign for the first time since 2002.

Wales will go into the Wallabies Test full of confidence. Pic: Getty

“There are games against them where we’ve been leading going into the final minutes and we’ve been unlucky at times,” added the New Zealander in charge for Wales’s last win over Australia, a 21-18 success in Cardiff back in 2008.

“It would be nice to win next week, but the more important game will be when we play Australia at the World Cup.”

Gatland added: “If I’m honest, I think we’d have struggled if we’d come up against Australia instead of Scotland in the first game.

“But it’s a start for us, even though we were a bit rusty at times. For long periods of the game we were very comfortable without the ball.

“Scotland put us under pressure in the second half, but we defended very well and there were lots of positives.

With AFP