Campaign for Rugby On Saturdays & Sundays (CROSS ) sign now

(Sorry for it's length.) Everyone had probably heard what might have been rumour or truth. Now it's truth, the first Six Nations game to be held on a Friday will be Wales and France on 27th February 2009 in Paris.

In making this decision, there has been no thought for the fans, travelling or otherwise. Fans spend their time and money on travelling and watching these games and on merchandising etc. If there were no fans, there would be no tournament.

The idea has been compared to that of Sunday games with Sunday travel being "very, very difficult" especially for those who have to go to work on Monday.(http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/7353474.stm)
But how is travelling to a Friday night game any different? Those people who work will have to have time off on the Friday to get to Paris. If Friday night matches prevail, other people in the other Nations are going to have to have unnecessary time off work if they are to attend a match.

Thought has also not been given to people who do NOT travel to games. The Millenium Stadium is in Cardiff City centre, where people will go out to bars, pubs etc. after a week at work. Being suddenly confronted with a hundred thousand rugby fans, or potenially more, who are all in the pubs, is not going to be pleasant. And take Twickenham, this stadium is in the middle of a residential area. Locals residents are not going to be happy if they are woken by fans streaming out of the stadium.

Putting a game on a Friday night for the sake of wanting a bigger TV audience, is not good enough. The RBS Six Nations games should stay where they have been for years, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 December 201550. Allan W
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 201549. Louise Lopez
    Country Cardiff Keep Them All On Saturdays!
  • 18 October 201548. George C
    Country Ireland The fans dont want Friday matches, leave thing as they are
  • 24 July 201547. Gaynor J
    Country Wales Keep the games on Saturdays! Don't be stupid, Fridays wont work
  • 17 June 201546. Aylwin T
    Country Wales Not particularly happy on Sunday games
  • 18 May 201545. Graham H
    I support this petition
  • 09 April 201544. Paul D
    One day someone will think about fans first...
  • 06 January 201543. Sadie F
    I support this petition
  • 06 January 201542. Bob D
    Country Canada Complete nonsense
  • 29 December 201441. Steve M
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 201440. Georgy M
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 201439. Martin D
    I support this petition
  • 18 April 201438. John C
    Country Ireland It seems people are happy to get messed around for away games.
  • 27 January 201437. David J
    Country Wales A nonsense idea for fans and teams.
  • 20 January 201436. Phil Leach
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 201335. Alyson Jp
    Country Wales Please re-think!
  • 11 September 201334. Geraint D
    Country Wales Saturdays only would be better
  • 26 August 201333. Nathan J
    I support this petition
  • 28 June 201332. Wamberto O
    Country Zimbabwe Over my dead body!
  • 05 April 201331. Jonathan R
    I support this petition
  • 16 March 201330. John Jc
    Country Netherlands As the heading states the Campaign for Rugby On Saturdays & Sundays.
  • 18 December 201229. Paul B
    Country wales they should keep it as it is
  • 27 November 201228. Ioan J
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 201227. Victoria Trevino
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 201226. Ann J
    Country Wales Many ordinary fans look forward all the year to the six nations now we are expected to lose a days pay aswell as the cost of following the team it's a disgrace
  • 03 August 201225. Alun J
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 201224. Trina G
    Country Wales There's enough saturdays through february to March, so why play on Fridays? Come on use your heads, keep it to saturdays!

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Elinor MoonBy:
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Organisers of the Six Nations, RBS

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