• Welsh Rugby Union

    The national sport of Wales is played at the Principality Stadium

Welsh Rugby Union

Is there anything better than the atmosphere in Cardiff on an international rugby day?


The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship against rivals England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy and won the competition again in 2019.  Their home ground is the Principality Stadium, previously called the Millennium Stadium which was built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.  

Rugby is Wales' national sport and it holds an important part in Welsh culture.  Rugby is as characteristically Welsh as coal mining and male voice choirs and has become important in building Wales' modern identity.  Players are seen as local heroes.

Supporters are known for singing before, during and after the matches.  Popular songs include Max Boyce's 'Hymns and Arias', Tom Jones' 'Bread of Heaven' and The Stereophonics 'Local Boy in the Photograph' which has the lyrics "There's no mistake, I smell that smell, it's that time of year again."

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WRU Home Fixture List

Please note, we do try to update fixture changes but we would encourage you to double-check before making travel plans. 

International Rugby

Wales vs Barbarians 

30th November 2019

Kick off at 2.45pm

Six Nations

Wales vs Italy

1st February 2020

Kick off at 2.15pm

Six Nations

Wales vs France

22nd February 2020

Kick off at 4.45pm

Six Nations

Wales vs Scoltand

14th March 2020

Kick off at 2.15pm

Getting to The Principality Stadium from Future Inn Cardiff

By Car

The Principality Stadium is a 6-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. Parking is available in the city centre as pay and display or by the hour multi-story car parks.  

By Bus

The number 6 Bay Car bus goes from in front of County Hall a 3-minute walk from the hotel and takes you directly to Cardiff Central Bus Station, it is a further 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium.

By Train

Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 15-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. Alternatively, you could change lines for Cardiff Central followed by a 5-minute walk.

By Bike

Nextbike operates in Cardiff, and a station is at the end of Hemmingway Road, near Cardiff Bay train station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. It would then take approximately 14-minutes to cycle to the Nextbike station on St Mary's Street.  It would be a 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. There are limited bike racks at Cardiff City if you wish to use your own. Future Inn Cardiff is a cycle-friendly hotel, and we allow guests to keep bikes in your room with cycle mats supplied. 

On Foot

It would take around 30-minutes to walk from the hotel. 

* Please note all times are approximate, but it could take long on a match day with additional road traffic.


Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Pre or Post Event Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the sporting event. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, and evening a-la-carte menus. Burgers, sandwiches and other lite bites are available on our lunch menu, or a homemade Sunday Roast is served every Sunday between 12pm-5pm. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including Welsh beer, cider and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 


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