27th May, 2017

Wasps set for crucial Aviva Premiership semi-final against Leicester as Ricoh heads for sell out

RUGBY UNION: THOUSANDS of rugby fans will pack into the Ricoh Arena on Saturday as Wasps host Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership play-off semi final.

Dai Young’s men achieved an unbeaten home record in the regular Aviva Premiership season, finishing top of the Premiership table for the first time in the club’s history.

Finishing top confirmed a home draw for Saturday’s semi final – which kicks off at 5.15pm.

Already more than 28,000 tickets have been sold with the number rising closer to the 30,000 mark by the hour.

Nick Eastwood, deputy chairman at Wasps, said: “The squad’s form this season has been brilliant, particularly at home.

“We’re hoping we can carry through to the final at Twickenham to give the fans a great day out.

“Tigers of course will provide a massive challenge a week Saturday and will be doing everything to reach the final themselves.

“All of this only adds to the excitement ahead of next season when the club celebrates its 150th anniversary.”

Scott Paul, head of ticketing at the Ricoh Arena, revealed 14,000 tickets for the semi-final clash were sold within the first two days of general sale.

He added: “We are nudging ever closer to the 30,000 mark.

“Leicester Tigers have also been given 6,000 tickets for the semi-final, so it should make for a great atmosphere on the day.

“We advise anyone still keen to attend the game to snap up their tickets to avoid disappointment on match day.”