Welsh rugby unleashed a female version of Ali G on the World Cup: a fake-tanned, busty Valley Commando by the name of Rhian Madamrygbi Davies – aka actress Eirlys Bellin, whose (heavily) made-up character has high-fived with Sir Colin Meads and joshed with Prime Minister John Key on her travels around New Zealand. It looks like neither Key nor Meads spotted the spoof behind Madamrygbi's fluttering eyelashes and swooning enthusiasm for Jamie Roberts's thighs.
- The Independent: 16th October 2011, by Hugh Godwin
From 2010 to 2014, Eirlys appeared as her own comic creation, "Rhian Madamrygbi" – the Welsh rugby team’s biggest fan - on 'Jonathan' on S4C, alongside rugby legend Jonathan Davies. She interviewed everyone from Welsh rugby stars Sam Warburton, Jamie Roberts and Mike Phillips, the Wallabies' captain David Pocock, rugby legends Sir Colin Meads, Raphael Ibanez and Kobus Wiese to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key.
At the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, she appeared on TVNZ's prime-time show 'RWC 2011 Tonight' alongside Rod Cheeseman. At the Semi-Final, she starred as a comedy rugby pundit alongside former All Blacks, Glen Osbourne and Buck Shelford live on Maori TV.
Here are some of Rhian's highlights:
Follow Rhian on Twitter @madamrygbi, find her on Facebook and watch her YouTube channel.