21 February 2020

England rugby's Zoe Harrison says 'our goal is to sell out Twickenham'

England rugby player Zoe Harrison has said the side 'want more' despite selling out the ground at Doncaster for their Six Nations clash this weekend.

Doncaster's Castle Park has a capacity of 5,007, half the size of Sandy Park in Exeter which England sold out last year to set the Women's Six Nations attendance record of 10,545.

Despite selling out grounds around the country, Harrison has said that packing out the home of English rugby is their goal.

"Our goal is to sell out Twickenham. It's massive that we are selling out stadiums now. 

"We're so happy but we want more. The game is growing so we want to sell out bigger stadiums and push it further.

"I would like to explore some of the [men's] Premiership teams' stadiums and start getting round the country," she told the BBC.

Rugby Football Union's head of women's performance Nicky Ponsford said that filling Castle Park shows how far the women's game has come.

"We've been close to selling out Doncaster before but we haven't actually done it.

"What this does show is how far the game is moving on, that people want to come and see us play and there's nothing better than playing in stadiums that are sold out."

England and Ireland are heading into their Six Nations clash both unbeaten.

The match kicks off at 12.45pm and is available to watch on Sky Sports.

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