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Wasps stars come out at night
WASPS are rolling their eyes at the prospect of kicking off at 8.10pm on a Saturday evening to suit television scheduling.
They’ll host the Dragons tomorrow night at a time when most supporters will BE going out or settling in.
Dai Young said: “As a rugby man, I don’t see many rugby people thinking it’s the right time to kick off, but what can you do?
“It might be good for the armchair viewer, but it’s not good for the players. It’s a long day for everybody.”
It’s not the first time though, and it won’t be the last.
Young said: “We had a 9pm kick off in France last year, so we’re used to it.
“We have talked about training at the same time of night to get used to it, we did put it to the players, but I think we’ve got enough experience not to do that.
“I can’t say I like it, but it’s the same time for them.”
WASPS are offering two tickets for the price of one as they try to fill out Adams Park in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
The low-key nature of the competition coupled with awkward scheduling – Wasps play at 8.10pm on Saturday evening and 7.45pm on a Thursday night – could turn fans off.
But Wasps hope their two-for-one deal will tip the balance.
Any supporter buying a ticket for tomorrow’s match with Newport will get a like-for-like ticket for Wasps’ home match with Bayonne in December.
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