Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 May 2016

Scrum for Ulster Leinster RaboDirect clash tickets

Published 14/05/2013

The RaboDirect PRO12 rugby final between Ulster and Leinster is an eagerly awaited clash between the two most exciting provincial sides in the country. It therefore seems strange that the crowd will be limited to a mere 18,000 at the RDS stadium in Dublin.

Ulster took nearly double that number of supporters to London for the Heineken Cup match against Saracens and would surely expect to fill the ground with their own fans alone. Instead both teams will have a maximum of 9,000 supporters each.

Many fans have been left scratching their heads in bafflement as to why the match is not being held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin which has a 50,000-seat capacity. This is Ulster's only chance of silverware this season and the team's loyal supporters would turn out in force for the game. Is it too late for a rethink and a switch of venue?

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