Helping Fans Kick Travel Hassle in to Touch on International Days
A new rugby train has been launched, meaning Welsh rugby fans will be able to travel to Twickenham more easily and enjoyably for the England v Wales 6-Nations clash on 6th February.
The new service, called 'Big Match Direct', will take rugby supporters direct from Cardiff Central to Hounslow Station, a 10-minute walk from Twickenham stadium. This not only means fans will reach the game an hour faster than going by usual methods but they no longer have to go via central London or change trains.
The train will be equipped with a trolley service in each carriage and musicians and ex-Welsh international rugby players will provide pre and post-match entertainment for travelling fans.
David Weatherly, ex-Swansea rugby players and Director of Bid Match Direct, said,
'There is no existing service available for rugby fans so we saw an opportunity to make travelling on rugby day an enjoyable experience. We hope rugby fans from across South Wales will join us for a great day out to watch Wales take on their arch enemies'
Stuart Davies, ex-Wales rugby international and BBC commentator, furthered,
'This is a fantastic way to take away all the hassle out of match day arrangements. People can enjoy the occasion and make the day even more special with the Big Match Direct train'
Tickets are no more expensive than travelling on the standard services, costing £76 return, to include a tabled seat. Corporate tickets are also available at £158+VAT to include a champagne reception, complimentary bar and meals served on both legs of the journey.
For more information visit www.bigmatchdirect.co.uk
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.
A last minute Jarrod Evans penalty ensured Cardiff Blues Premiership Select finished their British and Irish Cup campaign on a high, with a 24-21 victory over London Scottish at Athletic Ground on Friday.