RFU Officials have said that they are expecting a crowd in excess of 60,000 at Twickenham for Saturday's match EDF Energy Cup Final...
EDF Energy Cup Final Information.
RFU Officials have said that they are expecting a crowd in excess of 60,000 at Twickenham for Saturday's match EDF Energy Cup Final. Advanced sales for the match stand currently stand at just over 58,000, 16,000 up on last year's final attendance of 42,538.
Tickets went off sale at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday afternoon and have now been returned to the RFU, but they remain on sale at Twickenham and will be available to purchase on the day.
RFU business operations director Paul Vaughan said: "The expected crowd shows how important cup competitions are to the rugby supporter. With the Tigers aiming to retain the trophy and the Ospreys smarting after their Heineken Cup exit, it's going to be a fantastic occasion."
Saturday's action begins with the EDF Energy Intermediate Cup between Birkenhead Park and Chester at 10am, followed by Exeter Chiefs against Northampton Saints in the EDF Energy National Trophy at noon and then Tigers against Ospreys at 2.30pm.
Leicester Tigers won the first battle, winning the toss decide colours and dressing room. They opted for their regular strip of green and white, meaning that the Ospreys will be in black.
In the event of the scores being level after 80 minutes, extra time will be played. If the scores are level after extra-time then the club with the most tries shall be deemed winners. If the number of tries is equal, then the winner will be determined by a place-kicking competition.
More than 2,200 supporters will be travelling to Twickenham on official coaches. Those departing from the Liberty Stadium should be aware that coaches taking Swans fans to Gillingham will also be leaving at the same time so Ospreys coaches will leave from the North Car Park. The Liberty Stadium Superstore will be open from 6.30am, allowing supporters to purchase Ospreys goodies before heading off to west London.