The Millennium Stadium saw more than its fair share of nail-biting soccer games while Wembley Stadium was being built: the FA Cup, the Worthington Cup, Nationwide League play-off finals. Of course, Wales home internationals are still played there. And there's golf, with Wales boasting some of the best golf in Britain and Europe and the Ryder Cup coming to the Celtic Manor Resort in south Wales in 2010. And then there's rugby - the traditional national game of Wales.

Support for rugby is at its strongest in South Wales. If you want to experience the enthusiasm at grass-roots level then watch a regional match at grounds like Stradey Park in Llanelli, Cardiff Arms Park, Rodney Parade in Newport or the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. But for the ultimate sporting - and social - spectacle, nothing can match the electric atmosphere at a packed Millennium Stadium on international day when the Welsh team takes to the pitch. As they say in Wales, 'You have to be there'.