Rugby fan Neil Evans meets Wales international Alex Cuthbert thanks to Peter’s ‘Welsh Wonder Quiz’
A rugby-mad family from Llantwit Major had the chance to meet their sporting hero thanks to a Peter’s Pies competition in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union.
37-year-old Neil Evans and his family spent an evening quizzing Wales International Alex Cuthbert after Neil won the ‘Peter’s Welsh Wonder Try Quiz’ on Peter’s Facebook, which tested rugby fans on their knowledge of some of the greatest tries in Welsh rugby history.
Neil was selected as the winner in a random prize draw on Monday 24th February.
The evening kicked off with Neil hosting a 20 question quiz with Alex to test the player’s rugby knowledge.
Neil said: “My family were thrilled when I told them I’d won and that the player we’d be meeting was Alex Cuthbert. My step-daughters began counting down how many sleeps were left until the big day.
“When I did the Peter’s quiz online, I never thought that a few weeks later I’d be sat in my local rugby club quizzing one of Wales’s finest players. It was so surreal but Alex was such a good sport.”
Before the quiz, the audience was asked to write down how many questions they thought Alex would answer correctly for the chance to win some free pies. Three people correctly guessed nine.
Next, members and players at the club were treated to an open-room Q&A session with the rugby star, all before playing the Peter’s ‘Feed Your Passion’ game, during which everyone counted how many rugby balls Alex and Neil could throw through giant pie mouths in a minute.
Wales International Cuthbert was first up and managed 24, which was exactly matched by Neil! In a 20 second showdown, Alex managed 10 balls with Neil throwing a respectable six.
23-year-old Alex said: “It’s been a really fun evening with Neil and his family, who are obviously committed Wales supporters.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet the fans.”
Neil added: “It was an honour to meet Alex, he is such a nice guy. Awesome is an understatement for this experience – I’m so grateful to Peter’s and the Welsh Rugby Union for giving me and the family a prize we will never forget.”
Peter’s Marketing Director Clare Morgan said: “As official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to bring fans closer to the game.
“Neil is obviously a rugby fanatic and it’s been a pleasure to host this evening.”