Due to the ongoing challenges with coronavirus (COVID-19). No rugby matches will be taking place at Principality Stadium until 2021. 

Instead, Wales will be playing their remaining home matches, including the postponed Guinness Six Nations Wales v Scotland match at Parc y Scarlets behind closed doors. Find out further details about the Autumn Nations Cup have been announced by the WRU.

Principality Members who have either purchased or won tickets through Member Rewards can now explore their options below

Why is Principality Stadium still being used as a hospital?

Principality Stadium will continue operating as the Dragon’s Heart Hospital (Wales’ NHS Nightingale Hospital) in our ongoing fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), for the foreseeable future. Whilst this is a precautionary measure, the decision was made following conversations with Welsh Government, WRU and NHS Wales. Whilst this may be a disappointment to fans and to Members, it is a decision that we – as a long-standing sponsor of Welsh rugby – support.

The WRU have announced the plans for the postponed Wales v Scotland Guinness Six Nations fixture, and hope to update fans on the Autumn Internationals soon. 

Where will Wales play their remaining Guinness Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup 2020 fixtures if Principality Stadium is not available?

The postponed Guinness Six Nations fixture will take place at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli and crowds will not be permitted in line with Government guidance. As a reminder, any current ticket holders will have been contacted by the WRU with their options to either claim a refund on their tickets, credit their account to purchase tickets at a later date or donate the price of their tickets to support Welsh Rugby. 

Parc Y Scarlets will also be used to host Wales v Georgia on November 21st, Wales v England on November 28th and the final Autumn Nations match on December 5th. All matches will be played without crowds

What is new the date for the postponed Wales v Scotland Guinness Six Nations 2020 fixture?

The match will be played on Saturday, October 31st 2020. As a reminder, any current ticket holders will have been contacted by the WRU with their options to either claim a refund on their tickets, credit their account to purchase tickets at a later date or donate the price of their tickets to support Welsh Rugby. 

I have purchased tickets through Member Rewards to Wales v Scotland Guinness Six Nations 2020, what are my options?

The WRU have contacted supporters who purchased via its eticketing site directly by email with their options. All requests, including refunds, have now been processed. 

I have won complimentary tickets through Member Rewards to Wales v Scotland Guinness Six Nations 2020, what are my options?

Unfortunately, the match will now be played behind closed doors. A member of our team will be in touch with you directly to discuss your options with you, including attending an alternative event in the future.

Where can I watch the postponed Wales v Scotland Guinness Six Nations 2019 fixture and the Autumn Nations Cup matches?

You’ll be able to watch the final Guinness Six Nations fixtures on the BBC. 

All of Wales’ matches for the Autumn Nations Cup are available to watch on S4C or Amazon Prime. Fans will also be able to watch Wales v Ireland on Channel 4. 

Will you be covering any travel or accommodation costs?

Unfortunately, we will be unable to cover any expenses incurred by our Members. 

If I donate the price of my ticket to WRU, where/how will that money be spent?

Supporters who decide to donate their ticket value can be assured that their money will be used to support Welsh rugby at all levels of the game. 

How else are Principality Building Society supporting Welsh rugby?

Principality Building Society have been a long-standing supporter of Welsh rugby, having partnered with the WRU for more than 15 years.

We were the title sponsor of Welsh rugby’s Premiership between 2005 and 2019 and currently support the National Youth League, Cup and Bowl competitions, part of the ‘Road to Principality’ which culminate in finals held at Principality Stadium in Spring. 

We signed a 10-year naming rights partnership in 2016 – creating Principality Stadium. 

What does this mean for your sponsorship of Principality Stadium?

Use of Principality Stadium as a temporary hospital is of paramount importance. We fully support the work the NHS and our emergency services are doing for the people of our country in very difficult conditions. We are working with the WRU to determine what we can do that is mutually beneficial to our partnership and are committed to continuing to support rugby at all levels. 
 

What is the Autumn Nations Cup 2020?

The Autumn Nations Cup 2020 is a completely new and innovative tournament that will take place over four weekends between November 13th and December 6th, 2020. It will be a unique eight-team competition, involving the Six Nations as well as the rugby unions of Georgia and Fiji.

In recent months, as the scale of the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, it became apparent that fulfilling the traditional Autumn International fixtures would not be possible particularly as a result of travel restrictions preventing certain international teams from competing in scheduled fixtures. This newly created tournament will replace the traditional Autumn International window for 2020 and ensures rugby fans all over the world will be treated to top class international rugby this Autumn.

The format for the Autumn Nations Cup will be two pools of four – Group A will include England, Ireland, Wales and Georgia with Group B comprising of France, Scotland, Italy and Fiji.

When will tickets be available to purchase?

Unfortuantly, due to the COVID-9 pandemic, the WRU has now confirmed the rest of Wales’ home international matches this year will be played without crowds at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli. 

Will you still be running ticket competitions through Member Rewards for the Autumn Internationals?

Unfortunately, crowds are not permitted and so we will not be running any ticket competitions for the Autumn Nations Cup. We hope to be able to run competitions for future tournaments in 2021. 

If you don't have access to Member Rewards but have a savings or mortgage account with us and would like to register for Member Rewards.

 

To find out more, visit the WRU online help centre. 

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