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Listed here are the most recent rugby headlines on Thursday, March 30.

Wales to have record crowd?

Wales are hoping for a new record in crowd attendance at Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday after they look to make it two Six Nations wins from two towards Scotland (4.45pm kick-off).

Every championship match within the opening fixtures witnessed record crowds on the weekend, and this Saturday marks Wales’ first home fixture of the schedule. Ioan Cunningham’s Wales boys go into the match buoyant after a shocking comeback win to beat Eire 27-19 in Dublin only last Saturday. They face a Scottish outfit who’ve lately entered the fray for the World Cup who might be bidding to present a greater account of themselves than their 57-5 defeat to reigning champions England would seem possible.

Well over 3,000 tickets have already flown out the door for Wales’ second-round fixture. The Welsh previous record for a standalone girls’s national rugby match is thought to be their 2017 fixtures against neighbours England, attended by 4,113 folks.

Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap stated:


“Come and support rugby, Wales rugby, because that’s what it is. It’s a brand of rugby and we’re a national squad and you can really be our 16th person. I’m sure Scotland are going to come hard at us but we’re excited to be home and have a home crowd.”


It comes amid news that the England Women’s final-round Six Nations showdown in France has already sold out way ahead of time. The ultimate match of the 2022 championship might be performed out at Bayonne’s Stade Jean Dauger on Saturday, April 30, and is more likely to resolve the title winner. The stadium will host 10,600 spectators for the thrilling Saturday fixture, which takes place after Wales v Italy at the home venue of Cardiff Arms Park (midday kick-off) and earlier than Eire v Scotland (8pm begin).

In the first round, France beat Italy 39-6 in Grenoble before a massive 14,000 spectators, Eire hosted a victorious Wales on the RDS before 6,113 waters to set an new record for a standalone Women’s Six Nations sport in Eire and Scotland went up against champions England before 3,988 followers in Edinburgh.

Tickets for Wales Ladies Home fixture are on sale now and are priced at £10 adults and £5 for under-16s.


Coach opens door to taking charge as new England boss

Exeter coach Rob Baxter has been touted to become the new England boss for the first time.

Baxter was linked with the position earlier, however previously seemingly dismissed such suggestions. However, with the RFU publicly stating they need an Englishman to success Eddie Jones, Baxter is open to talks.

He does, nonetheless, need more information as to the role the RFU are on the lookout for, whether or not that is a director of rugby managing coaches beneath him, or a extra hands-on head coach place.

Baxter stated:


“I would be happy to have a chat about what the role is, how they see it working and what their plans and ambitions are. For obvious reasons there’s an interest in it….But I’ll be honest with you, we don’t really know what the job is. That’s one of the RFU’s challenges – to really decide. Unless you know what it is, it’s hard to say yes or no to anything. At the same time, I’m not looking for another job! I’m very happy here.”


Author: Londonlad

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