Wales confirm 2018 autumn international schedule

Warren Gatland's side will face Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa in their autumn internationals for 2018
Warren Gatland's side will face Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa in their autumn internationals for 2018
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Wales have confirmed their autumn international schedule for later this year with Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa making a visit to the Principality Stadium.

The campaign will begin with a clash against Scotland on 3rd November - which will also be the first time Wales will be facing a first tier-one northern hemisphere side since the four-match autumn series started 17 years back.

The clash against Gregor Townsend's men will be followed by Australia locking horns with Wales for the 13th time in the last 14 years on 10th November while Tonga and South Africa will line up against the hosts on 17th and 24th November respectively.

The series will also see the Welsh Rugby Union making a trial of alcohol ban in the seating area near the North Stand following reports of a disabled man abused by drunk rugby fans that emerged during last year's autumn international game between Wales and New Zealand at the venue.

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips insisted that they want to offer more choices to the fans going forward and is confident that the new initiative will be successful.

"We know that, for the vast majority, having a drink is an important part of the match-day experience.

"Equally we have also identified a customer group who would welcome an alcohol-free zone and we are pleased to confirm that this will be trialled at each of the four matches this November.

"We will provide further details of the trial shortly, including more information about purchasing tickets for these seats.

"We are very proud of our stadium experience, but don't want to be complacent.

"Having looked at the data and listened to fans we're confident that offering more choice is the way forward and we are grateful to our many partners for their help and support in making this new initiative possible."

Schedule for Wales' November Tests

3rd November v Scotland
10th November v Australia
17th November v Tonga
24th November v South Africa.

 

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