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    Posted: 14 April 2022 at 2:45pm
Apparently that is a much stronger Irish team  compared to the one at the start of the competition
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Stirling defence by Wales at the start of the 2nd half, stopped 3 or 4 tries, then gave away two intercept tries in attacking positions!
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Didn’t end well 46-26 to Ireland .
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Wales - Ireland under 18...second half 19 - 20
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jones2004 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2022 at 9:23pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

The WRU need to take a leaft out of the FAW's approach to match day. The atmosphere last night in the Wales v Austria game was immense. No pointless music, just fans signing pasionately and the anthem was something else.

It just gets better and better .......It does help when you have ramsey and bale but still, I like the way the FAW and city stadium seem to adapt to new ideas all with a view to enhance the experience and atmosphere for fans

The final will be meltdown for atmosphere, if its the scots it will be immense with a rematch for the infamous joe jordan debacle 40 yrs ago..BUT if its with Ukraine that will be an incredible occasion for a multitude of reasons too. 

In what way have they enhanced the atmosphere and experience?

Why don't you go and have a look?The tickets are reasonably priced.

They started around £40 for last week same as wales games. 

6 nations tickets were between £70 and £110 for france and scotland

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 

They didnt sell out though ?

The world at the moment isn’t exactly normal. 
It’s not but it’s then the responsibility of the WRU to adapt to that. If you’re selling tickets for £100 and then you don’t sell out, then that is a massive pricing failure by the organisation, whatever the external circumstances. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sir Duckling Tuft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2022 at 8:07pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

The WRU need to take a leaft out of the FAW's approach to match day. The atmosphere last night in the Wales v Austria game was immense. No pointless music, just fans signing pasionately and the anthem was something else.

It just gets better and better .......It does help when you have ramsey and bale but still, I like the way the FAW and city stadium seem to adapt to new ideas all with a view to enhance the experience and atmosphere for fans

The final will be meltdown for atmosphere, if its the scots it will be immense with a rematch for the infamous joe jordan debacle 40 yrs ago..BUT if its with Ukraine that will be an incredible occasion for a multitude of reasons too. 

In what way have they enhanced the atmosphere and experience?

Why don't you go and have a look?The tickets are reasonably priced.

They started around £40 for last week same as wales games. 

6 nations tickets were between £70 and £110 for france and scotland

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 

They didnt sell out though ?

The world at the moment isn’t exactly normal. 

You said they sell out, but they dont
The scots irish and english games sold out , but the welsh had 11,000 unsold tickets for france , unheard of in the history of the 6 nations. Worrying stats especially as weve already had empty stadiums for nearly 2 years
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SA14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2022 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

The WRU need to take a leaft out of the FAW's approach to match day. The atmosphere last night in the Wales v Austria game was immense. No pointless music, just fans signing pasionately and the anthem was something else.

It just gets better and better .......It does help when you have ramsey and bale but still, I like the way the FAW and city stadium seem to adapt to new ideas all with a view to enhance the experience and atmosphere for fans

The final will be meltdown for atmosphere, if its the scots it will be immense with a rematch for the infamous joe jordan debacle 40 yrs ago..BUT if its with Ukraine that will be an incredible occasion for a multitude of reasons too. 

In what way have they enhanced the atmosphere and experience?

Why don't you go and have a look?The tickets are reasonably priced.

They started around £40 for last week same as wales games. 

6 nations tickets were between £70 and £110 for france and scotland

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 

They didnt sell out though ?

The world at the moment isn’t exactly normal. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote roy munster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2022 at 1:07pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

The WRU need to take a leaft out of the FAW's approach to match day. The atmosphere last night in the Wales v Austria game was immense. No pointless music, just fans signing pasionately and the anthem was something else.

It just gets better and better .......It does help when you have ramsey and bale but still, I like the way the FAW and city stadium seem to adapt to new ideas all with a view to enhance the experience and atmosphere for fans

The final will be meltdown for atmosphere, if its the scots it will be immense with a rematch for the infamous joe jordan debacle 40 yrs ago..BUT if its with Ukraine that will be an incredible occasion for a multitude of reasons too. 

In what way have they enhanced the atmosphere and experience?

Why don't you go and have a look?The tickets are reasonably priced.

They started around £40 for last week same as wales games. 

6 nations tickets were between £70 and £110 for france and scotland

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 

They didnt sell out though ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dyniol53 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2022 at 8:05pm
If I were the WRU I would ignore the whinging keyboard warriors like me and sell tickets for £100k a piece and if 50 people show up they’ve made a profit.
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

They didn’t sell out the France nor Italy games though.

There was furor over the Friday night game and poor crowds. It was the first time a Friday night game hasn’t sold out. The current climate involving covid hasn’t helped with crowds this season. 
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Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 
Scotland and New Zealand sold out this year.

South Africa, Fiji, Australia, France and Italy did not.
 
They have effectively lost revenue-per-attendee by creating an alcohol free area within the stadium. They had to create an alcohol free area because a non-trivial % of attendees are barely interested in rugby. 

But they could have equally reserved that same area for reduced price tickets with a qualifying aspect like the red-wall in the football. E.g. Active rugby club membership, active membership of a choir, a season ticket holder at one of the regions etc. something that’s not just “how much money do you have cause that’s all we care about”…
Agree with what you say. On cordoning off an area of the stadium for a louder atmosphere / standing tickets I’d suggest selling a ‘year ticket’ which costs £150-200 for all 6/7 games in the year (with options to pay in instalments). That offers cheaper tickets, as well as a regular fan base (a point that is often forgotten when talking about building atmosphere). Some more tickets could also then be sold for individual games in the standing section. I doubt it would cost the WRU as much as it seems at first sight as these tickets would be situated behind the posts (somewhere where tickets are generally cheaper anyway), and a better atmosphere should draw in more fans for the autumn and Italy games. 
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 

Scotland and New Zealand sold out this year.

South Africa, Fiji, Australia, France and Italy did not.
 
They have effectively lost revenue-per-attendee by creating an alcohol free area within the stadium. They had to create an alcohol free area because a non-trivial % of attendees are barely interested in rugby. 

But they could have equally reserved that same area for reduced price tickets with a qualifying aspect like the red-wall in the football. E.g. Active rugby club membership, active membership of a choir, a season ticket holder at one of the regions etc. something that’s not just “how much money do you have cause that’s all we care about”…
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

They didn’t sell out the France nor Italy games though.

And they were officially delighted with that! 

But the WRU expressed "delight" at 63,000-plus fans attending.


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At any point in the last 3 years Wales football could have moved games to the Millenium to get more fans in and sell more tickets but they have chose not to do that they could build an atmosphere around the CCS. 

They choose creating an atmosphere over short-term profit, in the hope that creating an atmosphere and a culture around their team will pay-off in the long run.

The WRU does the opposite, as I think SA said “they can’t be underpricing tickets if they sell out every game” is exactly the WRU attitude that means the stadium is full of tourists, more often 1/4 to a third are fans of the visiting team and the atmosphere has to be piped in over a tannoy while Wales are mid-attack. 

I actually wrote to the WRU in 2015 suggesting exactly what Jones04 is saying about having at least AN area in the ground for cheaper tickets, an area where fans can stand and sing but it was “no can do” response, and less than 3 years on the FAW started cultivating that idea and the Wal Goch was as iconic as it gets last week. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jones2004 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2022 at 4:52pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Dic Penderyn Dic Penderyn wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

The WRU need to take a leaft out of the FAW's approach to match day. The atmosphere last night in the Wales v Austria game was immense. No pointless music, just fans signing pasionately and the anthem was something else.

It just gets better and better .......It does help when you have ramsey and bale but still, I like the way the FAW and city stadium seem to adapt to new ideas all with a view to enhance the experience and atmosphere for fans

The final will be meltdown for atmosphere, if its the scots it will be immense with a rematch for the infamous joe jordan debacle 40 yrs ago..BUT if its with Ukraine that will be an incredible occasion for a multitude of reasons too. 
In what way have they enhanced the atmosphere and experience?
Why don't you go and have a look?The tickets are reasonably priced.
They started around £40 for last week same as wales games. 
6 nations tickets were between £70 and £110 for france and scotland
Here’s what I don’t get. The matches sell out so they can’t be overpriced. What’s the WRU gonna do? Lower prices, still sell out but be out of pocket. 
If lower ticket prices generate better atmosphere, and a better atmosphere leads to better result, then it could be argued that the WRU should decrease the prices in part of the stadium (say 7-8,000 tickets) to facilitate that. 
There’s also long-term considerations to think about. Currently a lot more young people go to the football than to the rugby because the tickets are a lot cheaper (among other reasons). That could cause a problem for the WRU in time as a whole generation won’t have developed the habit of going to Welsh rugby games. 
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They didn’t sell out the France nor Italy games though.
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