WRU bans Tom Jones’ ‘Delilah’ from Being Played in the Principality Stadium

Written by on 1st February 2023

The WRU has dropped Delilah at the rugby with the Tom Jones anthem, which references the murder of a woman, at Wales home matches.

The crowd favourite by Pontypridd born star, Tom Jones, has been removed from the stadium choir’s play list by the WRU and will not be played during the anticipated first match on Saturday.

In 2015, the 1968 hit, was banned from the half time entertainment music playlist during international matches despite being widely known as one of the most popular songs to sing at a rugby match.

Guest choirs have also been requested to not include the track during pre-match performances or during games.

A Principality Stadium spokesperson said:

“Delilah will not feature on the playlist for choirs for rugby internationals at Principality Stadium.

“The WRU condemns domestic violence of any kind. We have previously sought advice from subject matter experts on the issue of censoring the song and we are respectfully aware that it is problematic and upsetting to some supporters because of its subject matter.”

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