"It’s been another fantastic year for the Welsh Rugby Union and Millennium Stadium and we are immensely proud of the successes both on and off the field.

"We are all looking forward to an exciting, triumphant year and I would like to thank all sports fans, music lovers, neighbours and visitors for their support and invite everyone of you back to enjoy the forthcoming season!

"We have an extremely busy event calendar at the Millennium Stadium, which I’m sure will appeal to all of Cardiff, Wales and beyond.

"I wish that you all have a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back throughout an exhilarating 2007.

"Finally, we all send our best wishes and thanks to Paul Sergeant for a great three and a half years and wish him and his family a fantastic future in the southern hemisphere."