In fact, Wales will play all five rounds of the competition, home and away, on Saturday, playing the opener of the day twice.
The men in red open the 2023 tournament by hosting the Irish in the first round, then begin the weekend of matches in the fourth round when they take on Italy in Rome for another kick-off at 2.15pm.
There are no Friday night fixtures for anyone this time around and Wales have also avoided Sunday fixtures, so their second round visit to Scotland on February 11 – while the second game of the day after Ireland take on France – starts at 4.45am. pm.
England travel to Cardiff on Saturday February 25 for the third round and it will also be the second match of the day from 4.45pm, following an opening first act which featured Ireland away against England. ‘Italy.
Wales are on the road to the fourth (in Italy) and fifth and final rounds of the Championship, ending their campaign with a trip to France on Saturday March 18, kicking off the second game of the super Saturday, at 2:45 p.m.
“We are always looking for the best possible preparation time for our Wales coaches and players when Six Nations matches are set, which means avoiding a six-day delay if possible,” said WRU CEO Steve Phillips. .
“Of course, our respective Six Nations colleagues are all looking for the same thing, which means compromises have to be made, so we’re delighted to be done with the Saturday afternoon kick-off times within five sleeves.
“It’s also great news for our loyal and passionate supporters who will not only follow us to France, Scotland and Italy, but will also fill the Principality stadium for our two huge home games against Ireland and Italy. England.
“In a year where Wales will face all the teams above us in the world rankings, touring South Africa this summer and hosting New Zealand, Australia and Argentina in Cardiff, Alongside future Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool C opponents Georgia in the fall, all of these matches are an essential part of our preparations for the Rugby World Cup.
“In international rugby you always want to test yourself against the best teams and we will certainly do that in the year ahead, with the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Championship presenting a hugely challenging and exciting prospect for all of us.”
Ticket prices for these 2023 Guinness Six Nations fixtures at the Principality Stadium have increased in some categories, decreased in the alcohol-free zone (AFZ) and entry-level tickets remain stuck at £40.
The full price range for the first round tie with Ireland at the Principality Stadium is £40, £80, £105, £110 and £120 and for the third round tie with England at Cardiff the prices also start at £40 and go up to £90, £115, £120 and £130.
Tickets will be made available to WRU Member Clubs, Debenture Holders and Premium Members this month and WRU Corporate Hospitality and Official Travel Packages can be purchased now.
Alcohol-free zone tickets have been offered at even more competitive prices for all home games at the Principality Stadium over the coming season, with tickets to this zone now available in Category D for £80 (Ireland) or £90 (England).
“The best place to purchase a ticket will, as always, be through WRU member clubs and further information on availability will be released soon,” said Phillips.
“It is extremely important to note that all income from Welsh international tickets goes directly back into the game in Wales.
“While price increases have been necessary for some of our most requested devices, we have also taken care to ensure that Wales matches are as generally accessible as ever, with a price and customer offer to meet. as wide an audience as possible in our ensemble. List of matches 2022/23.
“A family of four can watch our autumn match with Georgia for just £30 or all four of the family can watch Wales take on the All Blacks for a total of £120.”
Commenting on the announcement of the matches, Six Nations Rugby CEO Ben Morel said: “The combination of incredible broadcast coverage of the Championship and the much-anticipated return of fans to matches has meant that this year’s Guinness Six Nations year was really special.
“As we look to the Guinness Six Nations 2023, there are so many storylines that will unfold over the five rounds of matches. It’s a big part of what makes the Championship so unique and continues to captivate fans. imagination of audiences and fans around the world.
GUINNESS SIX NATIONS 2023
Wales v Ireland, Saturday 4 February 2.15pm
Tickets: £40, £80, £105, £110 and £120
Scotland v Wales, Saturday 11 February 4.45pm
Wales v England, Saturday 25 February 4.45pm
Tickets: £40, £90, £115, £120, £130
Italy v Wales, Saturday 11 March, 2.15pm
France vs Wales, Saturday March 18, 2:45 p.m.
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