First Great Western apologises for underestimating rugby rail passenger

A giant rugby ball “crashed” in to the walls of Cardiff Castle to mark the start of the Rugby World Cup. Another, Caoimhe O’Neill, a singing teacher from Dublin, wrote: “Disgraceful lack of planning… lots of people going to miss kick off!”


First said an extra 8,000 seats had been put on, but that had to be boosted by 1,500 because of demand.

We’re sorry for anyone caught up on busy services ahead of today’s match at the Millennium Stadium.

We will be reviewing arrangements for future Rugby events during the World Cup, however there will be a limit to what we can provide without impacting other customers.

Fighting words behind a gorgeous videos calling on the Irish Diaspora to get behind the Irish rugby team during the World Cup.

As has been said a million times at this stage, the draw we got will have dictated the phasing of Ireland’s training, so the Ireland we saw in the warm-up games wouldn’t unduly worry me.

And it was definitely love at first site as Sally said that as soon as she returned home to Canada, she told her parents: “I’m moving to Ireland“. “It’s a shame because it was a brilliant opening ceremony and an wonderful atmosphere”.

“I think they’ve a great chance if they don’t get too many injuries”.


If you were a betting man you can’t look past the All Blacks, but in the Rugby Championship Australia showed – and God knows France have always shown – that on any given day anything can happen against the Kiwis. “And on [Friday], things were working well until the unfortunate incident at Twickenham station, which was out of our control”.

First Great Western: 'Sorry' for delays and overcrowding