An open letter to the ARU: Don’t lock fans out of Wallabies Tests

By Sam Ryan To Mr Pulver and the ARU, On Saturday, the Wallabies attracted their smallest crowd since rugby went professional. Just over 13,000 fans turned up in Melbourne, even though the match was played on a Saturday afternoon of a long weekend to draw a family friendly crowd. Yes, the Wallabies played well and look to be heading in the right direction, but not many were there to see it. It was another lost opportunity for Australian rugby and we can’t afford many more. This weekend, Michael Cheika’s side heads to Sydney to play Scotland and from all reports, tickets sales aren’t great either. So why not use Saturday’s Test as a line in the sand moment. Take the opportunity to show you truly do care about the future of the game and its real stakeholders. At the moment, the cheapest ticket on offer is $71 for adults and $36 for kids. Now we know that these Tests are important for the ARU and one of the few opportunities you have to raise some much needed rev
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