A BUMPER summer of rugby awaits as tickets to see Wales play England at Principality Stadium go on public sale from next month.
As they begin final preparations for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Warren Gatland’s side will take on England in Cardiff on Saturday, August 5, with prices starting at £40 and £20 (U17s).
Next they travel to Twickenham to reverse the fixture, before returning to Principality Stadium to face South Africa.
The Springboks’ game, Wales’ last match on home soil before heading to the World Cup in France, can be accessed for £20 and £10 (U17s).
The Welsh Rugby Union changed its ticket pricing model for these eagerly anticipated matches at a Board meeting last Christmas, as it trials a new categorisation system which makes many more available in entry level categories.
A new, data-led re-categorisation of the Stadium sees the existing five price categories reduced to three simplifying the order process and dramatically increasing the volume of lower priced tickets for supporters.
As was the case for the recent Autumn Nations Series, all three ticket categories will also be available at a 50% reduction for U17s, meaning the opening game against England on Saturday 5th August, which is priced at £80, £60 and £40, can be accessed for £40, £30 and £20 by children.
For the South Africa match, on Saturday 19th August supporters can attend for £60, £40 or £20, with U17s pricing therefore at £30, £20 and £10.
“Our ambition is to make our tickets as accessible as possible in order to give Warren Gatland and his side the very best send-off possible ahead of the World Cup,” said interim WRU Group CEO Nigel Walker.
“We are trialling a new way of pricing tickets. The thought process is to fill the Stadium to its rafters for these warm-up games by ensuring they are as accessible as possible, to as many supporters as possible.
“The new pricing model is a trial so we will need to assess how it goes but we hope to appeal to the whole nation to get behind the team.
“These are two huge games against the world champion South Africans and England, which is always a game everyone wants to see.”
A family of four rugby fans (two adults and two children) can watch Gatland’s side take on the current World Champions South Africa for a total of £60, and watch Wales take on England for a total of £120.
Tickets for Wales’ meetings with both England and South Africa are on sale to Debenture Holders, Club Debenture Holders and Premium Members from today, with Public Sale following on Wednesday, April 19.
“The best place to buy a ticket for any Wales rugby international is always from WRU member clubs,” added Walker.
“We recommend supporters wanting to snap up tickets head to their local rugby club, where the best tickets will be available at the very best prices ahead of public sale.”
Public sale tickets will be available from WRU.WALES/TICKETS from Wednesday, April 19.
Ticket Sales Information:
1 March until 29 March – Debenture, Premium member and Club Debenture on sale window
22 March – accessibility on-sale
3 April – Tickets available from WRU member clubs
13 April – Official members priority sale
18 April – Principality Building Society Rewards priority sale
19 April – Public sale