http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3...5778537,00.html Welsh crowds worry Davies 18th December 2009 06:42 Scarlets Head Coach Nigel Davies has admitted that Welsh rugby is being badly hurt by current attendances at the four regions. The Llanelli outfit were last week supported by only 9,012 spectators when taking on European holders Leinster in the Heineken Cup, with Cardiff Blues only managing just over 10,000 for their hugely-anticipated clash against Toulouse. And on the eve of Round Four of the competition, Davies has publicly lodged his 'major concern' over the matter and believes that Wales' quartet need to pull in the crowds if they are to compete with their Magners League rivals from Ireland. "It is a problem and I think we need to look at it as a nation and a sport, because it's got huge impact medium to longer term, particularly with new stadia and the game going more and more professional," he said, speaking to the Western Mail. "For us to compete with the likes of Leinster. Munster and Leicester we really have to make sure we get more people through the gates. "It could be seen as a major concern."