WRU should pay for Aus­tralia sham­bles

Western Mail - - WM2 -

I HAD the mis­for­tune to try to at­tend the Wales v Aus­tralia game in Cardiff on Satur­day night.

We left half an hour to get into the ground via gate one.

Af­ter a ridicu­lous pe­riod stand­ing in a crowd of rugby fans in the pour­ing rain, we fi­nally en­tered the ground in time to see the last five min­utes of the first half.

This is to­tally un­ac­cept­able and these ar­range­ments merely con­firm my view that the WRU couldn’t run a hoop down a hill with a stick.

Equally an­noy­ing was the way the po­lice horse rid­ers led a charg­ing gal­lop down West­gate Street that was rem­i­nis­cent of the ap­proach to ri­ot­ers in the nine­teenth cen­tury.

This was to clear the pro­le­tariat from the street prior to a mo­tor­cade sur­rounded by out­rid­ers trans­port­ing the English prince to the ground. I bet he didn’t get wet or miss the start of the game.

I have now been told that the WRU warned peo­ple that there were new se­cu­rity mea­sures in place and ac­cord­ingly, we should ar­rive early.

Well, here is a warn­ing for the buf­foons at the WRU. Peo­ple will not ar­rive at the ground some two hours be­fore kick-off and if they can’t get the crowd into the ground ef­fi­ciently (as hap­pens in other sport­ing venues) then matches will be played with grounds half full.

Grow up, WRU, and start by re­fund­ing every­one who bought tick­ets at least half of the ticket price to par­tially com­pen­sate for their lam­en­ta­ble fail­ure on Satur­day. Steve Roberts Cam­bridge

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