18th August 09:04 PM
Rugby Australia wary over ticket sales ahead of Bledisloe Cup opener
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 09/08/2018

Rugby Australia aren't panicking over low ticket sales for next week's first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney, with over 15,000 seats still available for the series opener.

With last year's record low turnout of 54,846, the opener is threatening once again to be played out in front of empty seats, with the Australian public's interest in rugby union apparently at an all time low following poor results from the Wallabies and the Australian Super Rugby contingent.

As of Monday this week, just over 45,000 tickets had been sold for the clash, leaving little time to sell 10,000 more to avoid another record low crowd,

However, Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says she believes that there is no cause for alarm just yet, with attendance internally estimated at around 60,000 for next week's clash.

The 2012 Sydney Test had 80,000 fans in attendance, while 2015 gad over 73,000 through the gates.

The Wallabies will meet the All Blacks at 10.05pm next Saturday.

[Source: TVNZ]

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