The Red Roses’ 2022 Six Nations clash against Wales Women will be played at Kingsholm with tickets now on sale.
For England's third round match, Simon Middleton’s side host Wales at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium (Saturday 9 April, KO 4:45pm BST), which was also the host venue for the 2021 Allianz Premier 15s final. This will be the Red Roses’ first-ever match at Kingsholm.
Tickets for the fixture are on sale and can be purchased here.
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England head coach Simon Middleton said: “Kingsholm offers itself to both English and Welsh supporters. It’s a great venue full stop. The atmosphere at the Allianz Premier 15s final there earlier this year was tremendous. It’s another hotbed with a passionate and vociferous crowd. It’ll be fantastic to get another game into another one of England’s great rugby stadiums and cities.
“We have plenty of connections within our player and staff group to both clubs and areas and we’re all looking forward to next spring.
“In a more general sense, Six Nations showed great innovation last year and have recognised the benefit of a stand-alone Women’s Six Nations. Getting the tournament on last year was massive and they deserve to be applauded. It worked really well. As a traditionalist, I do love the fact we’ve returned to the regular format and the schedule of games this year means we should hopefully see competitive games from start to finish.”
Gloucester Rugby chief executive Lance Bradley said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Red Roses at Kingsholm during the 2022 Six Nations.
“Kingsholm is renowned for creating one of the best atmospheres in World Rugby, and we know that our supporters will be hugely excited to welcome the England team to Gloucester.
“The Women’s game is growing exponentially, and after hosting the Allianz Premier 15s Final earlier this year, we are determined to continue to play our part in that growth.
“We are very proud of our Gloucester-Hartpury side who continue to develop year on year, and we look forward to seeing several of our players representing both England and Wales in the clash at Kingsholm.”