THE timeline for the release of tickets to watch Wales defend their 2021 Guinness Six Nations title, at Principality Stadium in the New Year, has been revealed.

Wales take on Scotland, France and Italy in Cardiff for the 2022 Championship, with matches against England and Ireland both on the road.

The champions kick-start their title defence away in Dublin, but return home in round two to face Scotland on Saturday, February 5, at 2.15pm.

France are in town in round four for a Friday night clash in Cardiff (8pm) and Wales face Italy for 2022’s ‘super-Saturday’ finale in round five, again at 2.15pm.

Supporters are advised the best way to get hold of tickets for any Welsh Rugby Union international is through WRU members clubs, where 2022 Guinness Six Nations tickets are available now.

Tickets will go on public sale for all three matches at Principality Stadium on Thursday, November 25, that is if clubs, debenture holders and other premium members – who can order tickets now – don’t snap them up first.

Further priority access goes to supporters with accessibility needs, with a quota of tickets put aside available from November 16 and Official Supporters Club members are also granted seven days’ advance access, before the floodgates open and tickets are made available to all fans.

“We expect tickets for all three matches to reach public sale, although this will be in limited numbers due to the high demand anticipated through our member clubs, who have priority access,” said a WRU spokesperson.

“The Italy game has concessionary tickets available at half-price in all categories for the first time, so we are expecting this to be extremely popular with family groups and junior clubs throughout Wales.

“Scotland is always a huge draw for Welsh fans and, with this fixture kicking-off our home matches in the tournament, it will be the first chance for home fans to see our championship winning squad in Six Nations action after the pandemic kept supporters away in 2021.

“The French game will attract a different audience, with Friday night kick-offs in Cardiff an experience to be savoured and this fixture always produces the very best rugby from both sides.

“We have introduced a small increase (£10) in three ticket categories across the games and this is a direct reflection of the financial pressure Welsh rugby has been under over the last 18 months.

“We make no secret of the fact that international rugby is a key financial driver of the game across Wales from grassroots to our professional clubs and senior sides and the economic argument for price increases is particularly strong in 2022.

“However, we are proud to have also kept our promise that our lowest category tickets will not rise above £40 (Italy starts at £30) and have also moved to ensure that concessionary tickets are available across all categories for the Italy game – which should be quite an occasion on the final weekend of the tournament.”

Ticket prices across all categories for Scotland and France are £40, £70, £100, £105 and £115 and, for Italy, they are £30 (£15 U17), £55 (£27.50 U17), £65 (£32.50 U17), £70 (£35 U17), £80 (£40 U17).

Public sale will open on Thursday, November 25 – the week after Wales play Australia in the Autumn Nations Series (ANS) at Principality Stadium – at 10am from www.wru.wales/tickets

A full refund policy is in place so fans can be reassured that their money is safe if personal or national circumstances change due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, more info here: https://wru.wales/six-nations-2022/