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Stadium Proposal: Rugby Fan Carves Stone With Proposal

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A Welsh rugby fan decided to put his relationship on the rocks--in one way, at least--by proposing to his girlfriend with an engraved stone at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales, BBC News reports.

Mark Roberts purchased the stone--part of Millenium Stadium's Legend's Walk--more than a year ago in preparation for the proposal and had it engraved with the words "Marry me Abbie Love Mark." Girlfriend Abbie Cockerill said yes, Roberts told the BBC.

"For the briefest of moments I wondered if I'd done the right thing and pushed it a bit far with the rugby theme," said Roberts, "but when she started smiling I knew I was in the clear" (before the two met, Cockerill hadn't seen a single rugby match, but they are both now season ticket holders for the Cardiff Blues, the Cardiff, Wales' home team).

This was actually Roberts' second attempt at a proposal--on June 2, he was foiled when workers wouldn't allow him access to the area where the new granite stones were being placed. According to Wales Online, Roberts and Cockerill eventually made it back to the stadium, where the second time proved to be a charm.

"I told her [the stone] was for her birthday. She wasn't expecting the proposal at all and just expected it to say 'happy birthday,'" Roberts said. Cockerill turns 20 this Friday.

Both Roberts and Cockerill are students at Cardiff University and they plan to marry in a few years.

Roberts' proposal was lucky to have a happy ending, but another stadium proposer wasn't so lucky earlier this year. A man proposed to his girlfriend, and the jumbotron caught it just in time for her to reject him.

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