Virtual Tour of Twickenham

Date published: May 9 2016

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We teamed up with leading corporate hospitality providers, Keith Prowse, to talk more about the hospitality facilities and amazing pitch views on offer at Twickenham Stadium, which will host the forthcoming Old Mutual Wealth Cup clash between England and Wales.

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With a number of high quality experiences on offer, all within the Stadium, read on if you’re looking for some entertainment options on Sunday, May 29:

Q: What is the Old Mutual Wealth Cup? 

A: New on the calendar for 2016, this International on Sunday, May 29 between adversaries England and Wales replaces the non-capped England v Barbarians match.  Because of the caps and, as importantly, given the proximity of pending tours to Australia for England and New Zealand for Wales, Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland are bound to put out strong teams, a mix of regulars and up and coming stars, providing an opportunity for both coaches to test new playing combinations

Q: Outside of being the first chance to see Grand Slam champions play, why would I want to be in the crowd?

A: There is a rich history between the two sides and the rivalry, passion and competitiveness never disappoints. England and Wales have played each other at rugby union since 1881.  There have been 128 matches to date – England having won 59 times and Wales 57, with 12 matches drawn.

Memorable moments are aplenty; Scott Gibbs in 1999 at Wembley, still referred to as the best try in Welsh rugby history (Wales 32-England 31) and in a Rugby World Cup year which saw England triumph (2003), they beat Wales in a closely fought quarter-final (England 28-Wales 17).

Leicester Tigers star, Ben Youngs recently described England against Wales matches as “special”, saying “I love being a part of those games and when I’m retired if there’s one England fixture that people ask me to go to, England versus Wales is the one I’d watch”.

Q: When do we expect to hear more about the player selections? 

A: Following confirmation of the Premiership semi-final line-up (Exeter Chiefs, Leicester Tigers, Saracens and Wasps), Eddie Jones has announced his training squad. Details of the Welsh squad will be released sometime w/c May 9.

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