12 Apr Five Reasons to watch the Ospreys
5 reasons why going to a live Ospreys Rugby game is better than watching it on TV!
1 The actual play looks infinitely more impressive…
Rugby is a territory sport and you appreciate the tactics more when witnessing the game live. You can feel the pain of each player that gets in an awkward position in a ruck. You can witness the physical battle of a scrum. You can identify just how good a kick is, by seeing exactly where the fullbacks and wingers are situated at any point in time. You can tell when a player is likely to be isolated because you see the full ground and know when he has no support coming – rather than guessing from the limited camera view. Basically, there really is no better sight than witnessing the players working together to progress the ball up field.
2 The atmosphere is incomparable…
Nothing can replace hearing the roar of the crowd at a game. Watching a game at a full stadium is one of the most thrilling moments for any true sports fan. There is electricity and anticipation waiting to see what feat your favourite player will accomplish right in front of your eyes without having to rely on a camera to capture it!
3 You can get up close to the players like a rock star groupie…
For a rugby fan, names like Shane Williams, Ryan Jones, James Hook, Dan Biggar and Alun Wyn Jones are akin to rock stars. So when you see them casually walking past your stand this gives you a unique thrill. And with many players taking time to chat to fans after the game, you never know who you may bump in to at a game. Literally.
4 The feeling of being part of something monumental…
That moment of silence that falls on the crowd before the kicker steps up for the biggest moment of his career. The thrill of the chase as the winger suddenly breaks from his own 22. The ‘Did he? Didn’t he?’ as the TMO makes his vital decision. At a game, you’re part of the action. No longer are you just screaming at a television you are yelling at people who can actually hear you. At home, you can’t influence anything. At a stadium, being part of a collective distraction can actually affect the outcome of a game – and you also take home indelible memories for life!
5 That special sense of community…
There is no home in the world that can host thousands of screaming fans who are just as passionate as you about your team. There is a special sense of community that comes with making the effort to watch the game at a stadium. In the end, it’s all worth it to be with people who share the peaks and troughs of loving your team.