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Newlyweds 'divorce' during match
Craig and Lisa Davis
The newlyweds have even had a flag made about their 'divorce'
A couple who only married two weeks ago have "divorced" each other during the Wales international with New Zealand.

Valley girl Lisa, 27, and Kiwi husband Craig Davis, 31, tied the knot in Newbridge, south Wales, on 21 October.

Yet they chose to take off their rings when their teams kicked off at the Millennium Stadium, 100 years after the first Wales-All Blacks clash.

But the passionate rugby lovers, out celebrating in the city centre, were reunited after the 80 minutes of play.

Ahead of the game which New Zealand won 41 -3 factory worker Lisa said: "We're huge rugby fans, but we're staying loyal to each other's countries and I'll be wearing the three feathers( of Wales) and Craig will be shouting for the All Backs.

All the Welsh boys give you a nod and a smile, it's very different atmosphere from being in Oz or back home.
Craig Davis, All Blacks' fan

"We're so excited to get tickets for the match and can't wait to be there. But we may only just be married, but we're willing to get divorced over the game."

The couple married before their combined families and friends at Lisa's home town two weeks ago.

They met 18 months ago when Lisa was backpacking in Australia and Craig, 31, was a deck hand on a ship.

"We only decided to get married 10 weeks before we did last month, so it's been a whirlwind but we're definitely getting divorced this afternoon."

'Atmosphere'

New husband Craig, a devoted All Blacks fan, said he was loving his first experience of a big match day in Cardiff city centre.

"All the Welsh boys give you a nod and a smile, it's very different atmosphere from being in Oz or back home."

And will the result threaten their marriage?

"Not at all," said Craig. "We're in love. So nothing matters, not even a game of rugby."






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