Wales were forced to host the England Autumn Nations Cup clash from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to Lanelli. With the lockdown rules WRU, revenue will still be lost
- The Welsh rugby union has canceled plans to play at Tottenham’s ground
- They were careful to increase revenue if socially distant fans were allowed
- But without the government’s green light, the WRU has now returned to its plan B.
- Instead, Wales will face their arch-rivals England on November 28 at Park Y Scarlett
Wales will be closing in on Lanelli for England under lockdown rules that require the WRU to suspend a plan to play at Tottenham.
The Welsh Union has been keen to hold a ‘home’ game at Spurs’ new ground to increase revenue if socially distant fans are allowed.
Wales B are back to planning as no government has come forward to take part in the Games and will face their old foes on November 28 at the Park Y Scarlett.
Wales confirms hosts England behind closed doors in Lanelli on 28 November
The move confirms that the WRU will lose more significant revenue. Cardiff home matches make the union several million pounds in normal times – but now make no money from games, let alone broadcast deals with Amazon Prime, S4C and the BBC.
Wayne Pivak’s men already face Scotland in the Six Nations final, as well as Georgia in the Autumn Nations Cup at the local ground, but England will announce the game on Monday and compete in last place in the new match.
The Principal Stadium is being turned down because the Kovid-19 pandemic is operating as Dragons Heart Hospital.
Wayne Pivak’s men face Scotland in the Six Nations final and Georgia in the Park Y Scarlett
It’s no secret that three-quarters of the annual revenue that supports Welsh rugby comes directly from our international game, especially from hosting Welsh matches in front of a capable audience, ”said WRU CEO Steve Phillips.
That’s why we came up with random plans to play in London, which is why we waited as long as we could before resigning ourselves from the hope of playing ‘behind closed doors’ in Wales.
This news, no matter how inevitable it may be in the coming days, is a financial setback, but it is unpredictable, action has been taken and action is being taken to mitigate our losses.
Lockdown restrictions mean Welsh rugby union need to cancel a plan to play at Tottenham
‘Of course we understand that there is a bigger picture in the game and the health of the country and its individuals, including our supporters, players, administrators and many volunteers in our game across the country.
We are delighted to return to the International Games this week as the 2020 Six Nations Championship comes to an end and we have an exciting Autumn Nation Cup tournament ahead of us.
‘We know the nation will be tuned in en masse, be it with us in person or at Park y Scarlett, and we look forward to the day when we can all reunite in more familiar situations at the Principal. Stadium.
B is back in Wales for planning and will face their old foes at home by the end of November
Although it is frustrating to play these matches without support, we would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and participated in Welsh rugby and our partners.
We would like to thank the staff at Park Y Scarlett and the Scarlet Board for allowing us to attend these four important competitions.
Phil Morgan, Scarlett’s Chief Operating Officer, added: Campaign. We would like to welcome Wayne and his team this weekend to their first match against Scotland. ‘
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