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England versus Wales at Twickenham - a history

January 23, 2018

As two of the traditional titans of international rugby union, matches between England and Wales are always some of the most anticipated, and hotly contested, games on the rugby calendar. Ever since Wales’ first ever international fixture in February 1881, where England provided the opposition, the two nations have consistently enjoyed an increasingly fierce rivalry every time they’ve met.

The rivalry between England and Wales is renewed annually, with the two teams clashing every twelve months at the Guinness Six Nations, a leading international rugby tournament between the top six teams in Europe – England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France – with spectacular matches between all the teams always being the major result.

However, England v Wales has often led to some of the Six Nations most dramatic match ups, including England’s convincing 46-12 victory at Twickenham Stadium in 2000. This famous victory, helped to establish an extended period of English dominance in the Six Nations, with England winning the Six Nations in three of the next four years. Other memorable matches include Wales’ infamous 2013 victory, where the 30-3 score line took the Grand Slam away from England in their last match, and gave Wales back to back Six Nations titles for the first time since the 1970’s.

Rugby Test Matches between England and Wales are definitely not ones to miss, so if this look in to the history of this fierce rivalry has left you eager to enjoy the next battle between these two rugby greats, then make sure you guarantee your ticket with Keith Prowse Rugby Hospitality. Enjoy the next iteration of this thrilling international rugby fixture in comfort and style in one of our premium rugby hospitality locations within Twickenham Stadium including; The Gate, a chop-house inspired hospitality suite that creates the perfect union of steak, wine and rugby or The Lock Restaurant, curated by Tom Kerridge, with stunning views of the hallowed Twickenham pitch.

With the Welsh rugby team next coming to the home of rugby, Twickenham Stadium, in March for the latest iteration of the Six Nations Championship, the rivalry is sure to continue far into the future. So, to get you update to date with these giants of rugby’s rich and fearsome history, we’ve created a summary highlighting everything that you could ever need to know!

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