"Could lose two" - England confirm Rugby World Cup warm-up games - Ruck

“Could lose two” – England confirm Rugby World Cup warm-up games

England and Wales will fine-tune their preparations for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France with a pair of warm-up internationals against each other.

Wales v England

Date:  Saturday 5th August 2023

Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Kick-off: TBC

Wales will face England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 5th August in the first match of a summer double-header between the two fierce rivals. 


The match has been scheduled to act as a warm-up for Rugby World Cup 2023, which gets underway in France the following month.

Wales and England have contested a total of 139 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1881. England have won 67 of those matches, whilst Wales have won 60 matches. There have also been 12 drawn matches between the two nations.

Jack Willis of England during the England Rugby Captains Run ahead of the Six Nations Match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium, London on 24 Feb 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)