Leicester Tigers host an England Women international rugby fixture for the first time in more than 25 years when they meet Ireland this April. Match tickets are available now.
The Women’s Six Nations will be played in a dedicated six-week window during March/April with England versus Ireland confirmed as a noon kick-off at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday, April 24 in the penultimate round of the tournament.
England Women’s head coach Simon Middleton said: “The history of Leicester Tigers as a club says everything about English rugby union for me. I’m delighted we have a fixture there.
“The crowd have consistently turned up in massive numbers to support Leicester. They are a hugely knowledgeable and appreciative crowd.
"It’ll be a great venue to go to. It’s a real bastion of rugby.
“It’ll also be the largest home ground we’ve played at outside of Twickenham and it would be amazing to get a big crowd.
“Getting the tournament on last year was massive and it worked really well. As a traditionalist, I do love the fact we’ve returned to the regular format and the schedule of games this year means we should hopefully see competitive games from start to finish.”
England Women have played only once before at the home of the Tigers, in a Home Nations Championship fixture against Wales in 1996.
Tickets for the game at Mattioli Woods Welford Road are on general sale to all supporters from the Tigers ticket office with prices from £15 adult, £13 concession and £8 under-18.
Book online, in person or by phoning 0116 319 8888 (option 2).