Tuesday 6 December 2016

Heineken to raise roof

Published 18/05/2011 | 05:00

There has been a predictable outpouring of opprobrium from the usual herd of dinosaurs with it looking increasingly likely that the Millennium Stadium roof will be shut for the Heineken Cup final on Saturday.

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Unlike the Six Nations, where both sides are consulted, the ERC effectively take the final decision this week -- albeit the respective coaches will be consulted if necessary.

However, unless there is a freak heatwave, those of us lucky enough to have a ticket will be under cover when the atmosphere will top anything seen in the club or international game this season.

Declan Kidney got into a spot of bother earlier this year when insisting the roof remained open when Wales wanted it closed; Kidney won that battle but lost the war.

Warren Gatland has always claimed that the whole point of building a roof was to enclose the stadium on match days. Still, that didn't stop him opening it against Australia a couple of years back ...

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