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Hartley To Miss England’s 6 Nations Opening Match

Harry Francis

Harry Francis

18-Jan-2019

Hartley Out of England's Six Nations Squad

Scheduled to take place on the second day of the tournament, England’s first match of their 6 Nations campaign will be against Ireland at the AVIVA Stadium in Dublin. Although Dylan Hartley had hoped to make the squad, an on-going knee injury has ruled him out. Unable to play for Northampton since late December, the hooker is still experiencing undisclosed knee problems.

While Jones hopes Hartley will be fit to play for England at some point in the 2019 tournament, his place in the squad for England’s second match against France is already in doubt. With some sources already claiming Hartley won’t feature in the home fixture, Hartley’s role in England’s 2019 6 Nations campaign is questionable.

Despite losing the Hartley and Chris Robshaw to injuries, Eddie Jones is confident in his squad’s ability to take on their foes in February. Describing the current players as, ‘our strongest squad’, Jones leaves no doubt that he expects England to perform at their best when the tournament kicks off in a couple of weeks.

What Rugby Venues Are Hosting The 6 Nations?

Each of the six teams participating in the tournament will host matches, so fans will have a great opportunity to visit some of the biggest and best venues in Europe. Ireland’s matches will be held at the AVIVA Stadium in Dublin, while England will play at Twickenham, Scotland at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, France at the Stade de France, Italy at the Stadio Olimpico and Wales at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Known for their large capacity seating areas, world-class pitches, unrivalled atmosphere and superb hospitality, the venues are sure to provide the ultimate viewing experience. With spectators travelling from all over the world to watch the tournament, tickets are already in extremely high demand. While spectators may struggle to get their hands on standard match tickets, DTB has a range of hospitality packages on offer.

Getting Rugby Hospitality Tickets

Rugby hospitality packages provide you with an unforgettable viewing experience. With exceptional match tickets included in your hospitality package, you’ll have one of the best views in your chosen venue. What’s more – the range of added extras means you’ll have a day of luxury and entertainment, whatever the result!

At the BT Murrayfield Stadium, for example, our hospitality packages include access to the exclusive Thistle Suite, champagne upon arrival, pre and post-match bar with dedicated hostess service. If pre-match nerves are taking their toll, a luxury three-course lunch created by the venue’s Executive Chef will certainly take your mind of it. With fine wines to accompany your meal and a post-match supper, you’ll be treated to exquisite food and drink throughout the day.

To learn more or to book rugby hospitality packages now, contact DTB.

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