Wales now in talks to play their Six Nations games in England with Premier League ground their preference - Ruck

Wales now in talks to play their Six Nations games in England with Premier League ground their preference

Six Nations bosses have begun looking at contingency plans to move their home Six Nations matches into England, according to reports.

The Mail says Wales move is being explored in a bid to avoid the financial catastrophe playing in front of no fans would bring.

There are no restrictions on attendances at matches in England, apart from proof of vaccination status or a negative lateral-flow test.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League football ground has been named as favourite to host Wales’ matches, should the WRU choose to proceed down the English route.

Its suggested that ‘The Six Nations hope to have a rough road-map by the end of the week, notwithstanding that much is outside of their control.’

“The possibility of moving matches to English venues is certainly intriguing,” wrote McGeechan in his column for The Telegraph.

“For Scotland, where the maximum capacity at outdoor games is 500, and Wales, where no fans are allowed at all, the possibility of playing at St James’ Park or the Ricoh Arena would surely be preferable.

“And there are currently no legal restrictions preventing fans from crossing the border.

“It would require sign-off by the respective governments. And it is difficult to see how the Scottish government, in particular, would allow it given it recently tried to stop families crossing the border to celebrate New Year’s Eve. But it is worth a conversation.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Where each team would likely play their home games:

SCOTLAND: St James Park, Newcastle

Capacity: 52,405 (all seated)
Address: St. James’ Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Josh Strauss of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match between South Africa and Scotland at St James Park on October 03, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

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