NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS CHAIRMAN WANTS RODNEY PARADE EURO TIE

Newport Gwent Dragons chairman Martyn Hazell has played down the possibility of his side switching to the Millennium Stadium for their European Challenge Cup Quarter-Final with Cardiff Blues.

Blues officials are thought to be keen on the idea of switching the all-Welsh tie to the national stadium, in the hope of increasing ticket sale revenue for both regions.

The match, scheduled to be played at the 9,000-seater Rodney Parade, could switch to the 74,500-capacity Millennium Stadium should both sides agree on the move.

But Dragons chairman Hazell believes moving the game would be detrimental to his side.

“It will need to be discussed by the board but my personal feeling is that it will be played at Rodney Parade,” he said.

“The players have worked very hard to earn home advantage so it doesn’t make sense to throw that away by playing at a neutral ground."

Posted on 27/01/2015