Letter: Armchair audience

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Sir: As usual Alan Watkins has managed to cause a customary stir in his rugby column. In his opinion (11 March), most people see their rugby through the medium of television. I am sure, however, that these viewers would love to be at the Arms Park or Twickenham, etc, but for the scarcity of tickets.

I see the issue of television coverage being important only inasmuch as games can be seen on terrestrial channels. This would then ensure the widest possible audience and help to maintain and improve the current interest level in rugby union. I also wish Alan Watkins well on the trip he is apparently making to Twickenham this weekend. I, however, will be at Cardiff Arms Park, where I shall endeavour to sing Hen wlad fy nhadau for two in his absence.

CHRISTOPHER HARRHY

Wadebridge, Cornwall

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