2012 01/03
Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland visit 10 Downing Street

Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton was one of a number of well-known sportsmen and entertainers to be welcomed in to a function at 10 Downing Street, BBC News reports.

Warburton, alongside WRU chief executive Roger Lewis and coach of the national squad Warren Gatland donned their designer menswear to attend the event, billed as PM David Cameron's turning of Downing Street into a "Welsh outpost" in honour of St David's Day.

Cameron took the opportunity to draw parallels with himself and the much-lauded Wales captain, mentioning how he too, had "had a bit of a run in with the French lately"; Cameron during his veto of European reforms and Warburton with his Rugby World Cup semi-final sending off.

The Prime Minister also heaped praise on the Welsh national team as a whole, coming off the back of a 19 - 12 victory over England that secured the Triple Crown at Twickenham for the first time.

Also in attendance at the gathering were TV presenter Steve Jones and Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page.

Replicating the local lingo, Cameron told Page it was "tidy" she attended, and called for more episodes of the hit sitcom.

Addressing the gathered representatives, Cameron explained: "I want you all to know that we are flying the Welsh flag over Number 10 Downing Street tonight," reports.

"Normally the Welsh flag would fly alongside the Union Jack, but we can't; we only have one working flagpole, so this is entirely a Welsh outpost as we speak tonight."

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