Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Wales ponder synthetic pitch for Millennium Stadium


The Millennium Stadium could get a synthetic pitch for Rugby World cup 2015

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Sunday 16 December 2012


The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have revealed that they are considering installing a synthetic pitch at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for Rugby World Cup 2015 matches.

The Welsh national arena is set to host six games during the tournament but with the pitch currently needing to be relayed several times a year, the WRU believe an artificial surface might be the solution.

"It is being given serious consideration. We are looking at the implications," WRU chief executive Roger Lewis said in an interview with The Sunday Times.

The surface, which has been approved by the International Rugby Board (IRB), comprises a layer of stone, a thick rubber shock pad, and a covering of artificial grass filled in with black rubber crumb.

However, the WRU have concerns over whether the pitch would be able to handle the preparations for the live music shows that the stadium regularly hosts.

"They use some very serious trucks for their equipment," Lewis said.

"We'd need to be satisfied that the new surface can take it."

bet365
 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
Toulon in pool of death for European Champions Cup
Current European Rugby Champions Cup champions Toulon have been drawn in a pool of death that includes former champions Leinster, Bath and Wasps.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
European Champions Cup final venues confirmed
Leinster part company with coach Matt O'Connor
Abendanon named European Player of the Year

More Heineken Cup Rugby News

Aviva Premiership
Sharples and Savage sign new Gloucester deals
English Premiership rugby club Gloucester have announced that they have signed former England winger Charlie Sharples and Tom Savage on new long term contracts with the Kingsholm club.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Ford: Faletau's move to Bath in the WRU's hands
Bath to go against England on Burgess selection
Jordan Turner-Hall hangs up his playing boots

More Aviva Premiership News

Anglo Welsh Cup News
Six Nations Rugby
Ritchie: England finishing second is 'not acceptable'
Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Ian Ritchie has said that England's fourth consecutive runners-up finish in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Frenzied 6N finale sends World Cup warning
Mike Brown slams lacklustre Italy and Scotland
Ireland end 60 year wait for back to back titles

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video