Welsh tick­ets are a bar­gain com­pared to Twick­en­ham

The Rugby Paper - - Letters | Views -

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

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