Leinster prop, Carlow man Ed Byrne says he’s looking forward to having a crowd back at their match this Friday.
Leinster’s Rainbow Cup game against the Dragons at the RDS is one of the test events which will see 1,200 fans watch the game, including 100 frontline staff from St. Vincent’s University Hospital.
Ed told the Knock On rugby podcast here on scoreline that he could never get used to how quiet it was warming up.
“But also when you run out for the start of the game, I think that’s the strangest feeling, among it all really because you expect that big roar but it’s dead silent,” said Ed.
“It’s the big moments in the game as well, where you can really hear the crowd once they’re there, that’s the bit you miss especially when it’s going well” he added.
The Irish Government recently gave the green light to a number of test events over the coming weeks. At these events, supporters will be allowed access to various games and events across different sporting codes.
Leinster’s Round 6 Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup game against Dragons at the RDS Arena on Friday, 11th June (KO 8.15pm) has been designated as one of those test events, and that 1,200 supporters will be allowed access.
Listen back to The Knock On rugby podcast with Ed Byrne below: