Empty seats the price of ever-escalating ticket costs

WINNING HABIT: Wales supporters, dressed as nuns, attend the Six Nations match against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Just 38,700 fans were in attendance, which left another 31,934 empty seats. Picture: Andreas Solaro

Every Six Nations weekend generates a blizzard of statistics, come hail or shine, writes Peter Jackson.

They account for every tackle, every break, every set-piece, and every kick — save for the one that left the gaping hole in a touchline hoarding at Murrayfield.

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