Wednesday 18 January 2017

Rugby now a commodity, not a sport

Published 09/11/2010 | 05:00

What a shameful way to mark the rebirth of Lansdowne Road (it will always be Lansdowne Road to those of us who have gone there year after year since our schooldays).

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There is far more to this debacle than a mindless misjudgment on pricing and allocation of tickets by the Irish Rugby Football Union. The rugby world has been steadily influenced by the culture of greed that has taken hold of professional football.

The rugby fans have remained loyal despite the strong feeling that they are being taken for a ride. However, enough is enough! We have a moral duty now to avoid colluding in this brass-necked attempt to empty the pockets of thousands of loyal supporters.

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