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Historically the singing of a countrys national anthem occured first in Wales. This was when Wales played the New Zealand All Blacks who, as a tradition undertook the haka. In response the crowd started to sing their national anthem with the team remaining in formation until it ended. This "tradition" followed on since and was adopted by all Rugby nations as a matter of course.

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1905. Wales played New Zealand in Rugby Union and in response to New Zealand's Haka before the match, Wales sang the National Anthem. Wales went on to win the match and the tradition stuck.

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The story goes that in 1905 Wales played the All Blacks and following their haka the Welsh Fans sang their anthem at which time the welsh Squad held their ground until its completion . This is is reported as the first time a national anthem was sung before a sporting event. Such was its impact 12,000 miles away from home, the All Blacks were overwhelmed by the sound that the New Zealand captain wrote later that he had never experienced anything like it in his life, and that it sent a shiver down his spine when the anthem was sung at a deafening volume

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