Welsh tickets are a bargain compared to Twickenham
I WAS infuriated by Peter Jackson’s article regarding Welsh ticket prices.
Since I retired from playing rugby I started to attend internationals but this will be the first time in 27 years that I will not be applying for a ticket to the England v Wales Six Nations match.
When I received notification from my club to apply for tickets it was with disbelief that I saw the prices – cheapest £98, then £105 and top notch, £130 plus £6 admin charge.
In 2016 I applied for England v Wales tickets through my club; they were £78 but to ensure that the four of us who were travelling to Twickenham would get the tickets allocated, they advised to upgrade to £89 tickets, which we did.
On Saturday February 11, 2017 I travelled to Cardiff for the Wales v England, ticket price £70.Two weeks later I went to Murrayfield for Scotland v Wales at £62 – neither of the tickets were the lowest price.
Why doesn’t Peter Jackson go for the jugular of the Rugby Football Union for pricing the true fans out of going to watch their international teams.
Although I am Welsh I will try to get tickets to Scotland v England at Murrayfield. I will also be at Wales v Scotland and Wales v France.
Never again will I be at Twickenham unless they reduce their prices so true supporters can afford to follow their teams.
CHRIS GRYZELKA Doncaster RFC