"It's f***ing brilliant" - Carter, Marler and Wilkinson rank their three favourite stadiums - Ruck

“It’s f***ing brilliant” – Carter, Marler and Wilkinson rank their three favourite stadiums

Rugby legends Dan Carter, Joe Marler and Jonny Wilkinson have revealed their three favourite stadiums to play at.


#3. Stade de France (France)

Perhaps not the best situated stadium, but it sure has a great view. It’s atmosphere can be a help and a hindrance for Les Bleus.

When France are on the front foot, it can generate a great atmosphere but it can also inspire the opposition when they’re not.

Wilkinson said: “‘Whenever I played there on every occasion, the atmosphere was fantastic.”

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#2. Principality Stadium (Wales)

The Old Cardiff Arms Park was great but everything about the Millennium Stadium – renamed later as the Principality Stadium – is nigh on perfect save from some early teething problems with the turf which can struggle a little when the roof is on for prolonged periods.

Wilkinson said: “I always felt Cardiff was an incredible stadium because of the passion and the knowledge the Wales fans have. I also won a Heineken Cup there, which I’ll never forget.”

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#1. Stadium Australia (Australia)

Its capacity is 84, 000 and this makes it the biggest venue on this list

There are usually a minimum of two rugby union tests played at Stadium Australia over the course of a year, with one often being a tour match. Back in 2003, the stadium hosted seven Rugby World Cup games under its former guise of the Telstra Stadium.

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Wilkinson said: “‘The best atmosphere I ever played in was in an England shirt was in Australia for that Rugby World Cup final, it was electric,

“Probably those three stadiums, they were brilliant.”


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