Latest news on Viking Hospitality Entertainment at the Wales v England Six Nations Rugby clash

Viking Hospitality and Events is delighted to announce that Courtney Hamilton is joining our VIP hospitality events at Cardiff Castle and City Hall for the Wales v England Six Nations Rugby match. Courtney wowed us with “Calon Lan” in the Viking offices this week and we are really looking forward to her entertaining our guests on March 16th and them enjoying her performances as much as we did.

If you haven’t already got your tickets and hospitality booked, contact us via sales@vikinghospitality.com or call us on 02920 482666. We have a variety of options to suit different budgets, all with an official match ticket included.

Courtenay Hamilton, 23, is a classically trained singer and philanthropist who rose to stardom after winning the coveted Miss Wales title in 2010. She recently returned from a gruelling 400k bike ride from Yosemite Park to San Francisco, raising funds for Velindre Cancer Centre.

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Musically she has excelled herself, working as the National Anthem singer for the Welsh Football team, a particular highlight being singing at the Wales V England European Qualifier match at the Millennium Stadium to a crowd of screaming 70,000 fans. Courtenay also joined musical group ‘The Soldiers’ as a supporting act on their UK tour last year and became a published author, releasing her debut Welsh language book, ‘Tu Ol Y Tiara’.

She is now busy writing and recording her own original tracks which she hopes to release in the near future as well as presenting on BBC Radio Cymru breakfast show.

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Wales & England Rugby News

6 Nations News

Yesterday saw England & Wales both win games in the Six Nations to keep the hopes alive of a final day, winner takes all clash, on the final weekend of the tournament.

Italy v Wales

In Saturday’s first clash Wales looked fairly comfortable against Italy with a victory surprisingly built on a solid scrum platform in the Stadio Olimpico, in Rome. Wales destroyed the Italian scrum, the usual strong part of the Italian’s game, in an arm wrestle of a first half. Wales then put the Italians to the sword in the second half, as the game opened up and the ball was finally given some air, in very difficult and very wet conditions. Two tries were scores, one by Jonathan Davies and the other by Alex Cuthbert, with all the other points added by the reliable boot of Leigh Halfpenny. Wales finally run out 9 – 26 winners against Italy.

England v France

Next up was England v France from Twickenham where France in the first half was intent on spoiling the party. Owen Farrell started well with the boot as did Morgan Parra but the French, who started the game much better than the two previous encounters against Italy and Wales, were sprung in to life with a great solo try from Fofana in the first half to see the game equally poised at half time at England 9 – 10 France.

However some unusual substitutions from the French coach and a great opportunist try from Tuilagi early in the second half put the balance of power back in to the hands of the English. Farrell and then Flood, who replaced Farrell who limped off injured, kept England ahead with the boot until they finally finished the game 23 – 13 up.

Both of these victories have seen England’s hopes of a Grandslam remain, whilst keeping Wales in the hunt for a retained title, adding to the mouth watering prospect of a winner takes all clash between both team on Saturday 16th of March.

Next up

England must first see off Italy at Twickenham and Wales must overcome a resurgent Scotland at Murrayfield.

Scotland v Ireland

Today’s clash of Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield might impact how difficult the Scotland challenge for Wales might be.

Wales v England Tickets & Hospitality

If you are looking for tickets for the Wales v England Six Nations match why not try our Wales v England Six Nations Rugby Hospitality packages with tickets available on our website: http://www.vikinghospitality.com/hospitality/Rugby/Six%20Nations/Wales%20v%20England.html

We have 4 different Wales v England Rugby packages to choose from at 4 great locations including City Hall, Cardiff Castle, The Marriott Hotel and the Royal Hotel.

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Wales Squad Update

5 day old post about some of the WRU players being released back to their regions!

Adventures of a Trolley Boy

Wales have released 15 players back to their regions and clubs ahead of their respective matches this weekend.

Eight players will head back to their Welsh regions with Josh Turnbull and Liam Williams returning to the Scarlets and Alun Wyn Jones and James King released back to the Ospreys.

The quartet of Scott Andrews, Lou Reed, Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius return to the Blues.

As per IRB regulations, Paul James (Bath), Craig Mitchell (Exeter Chiefs) and Olly Kohn (Harlequins) have been released back to their clubs as have Gethin Jenkins (Toulon), Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Lee Byrne (Clermont Auvergne) and James Hook (Perpignan).

The players will return back to the Wales RBS 6 Nations squad on Monday, 18 February.

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6 Nations Rugby News

The Italian captain and talisman Sergio Parisse will miss out on this weekends match against Wales in the Stadio Olimpico.

This weekends clash is a must win for either team if they still hope to battle it out for the Six Nations Title and this news might come as a heavy blow to the Italians whilst being a good lift for the WRU team.

Other Welsh Rugby Team News

Early in the week Rob Howley announced that the same team that beat France in Paris, ending the long 7 game loosing streak, will have the opportunity to make it two from two against the Italian team in Rome.

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See our NEW options for Wales versus England rugby hospitality (including match tickets)

Six Nations Rugby Hospitality – Wales v England Hospitality with Tickets (official WRU partner) – 16th of March 2013

Contact our Viking Hospitality sales team on 02920 482666 (or email sales@vikinghospitality.com) to see how you can access one of these VIP packages for the event. We can discuss your requirements and you can either choose:

  • your own hospitality venue including one of the best available match tickets OR
  • pay a special offer price for us to allocate your venue and ticket category (see venues below)

 What does it include?

  • Official RBS Six Nations Match Ticket
  • Official Match Programme
  • Celebrity guest speaker
  • Champagne Reception
  • Pre-match Complimentary Bar
  • Performance by a Male Voice Choir
  • Four Course Lunch
  • Close up magician
  • Professional event photographer
  • Post-match Hot Buffet
  • Post-match Complimentary Bar
  • Replay of match on large screen
  • VIP Hostess service

Wales v England – Millennium Stadium – Saturday 16th March 2013

The Royal Hotel, Cardiff, Wales


The Royal Hotel is a boutique venue situated on Westgate Street and is the closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium. The function will be held in the stunning Grade II listed Captain Scott Room, where Captain Scott attended a banquet prior to his departure to the Antarctic in 1910.

From £449 + VAT per person

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Wales v England – Hospitality Package at The Royal Hotel (nearest venue to stadium)

Wales v England – Millennium Stadium – Saturday 16th March 2013

Marriott Hotel, Cardiff, Wales


The luxury Marriott Hotel, in the heart of the cosmopolitan Cafe Quarter of Cardiff city centre, is situated on the doorstep of the South Stand of the Millennium Stadium. The newly refurbished hotel offers deluxe accommodation with secure car parking and excellent shopping.

From £449 + VAT per person

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Wales v England – Hospitality Package at The Marriott Hotel

Wales v England – Millennium Stadium – Saturday 16th March 2013

City Hall, Players Package, Cardiff, Wales


A short stroll away from the Millennium Stadium, City Hall stands in the heart of Cardiff. It is the centrepiece of one of the world’s finest civic centres, an area of impressive buildings, landscaped gardens and broad tree-lined avenues. The reception will be held in the elegant Marble Hall, with the lunch taking place within the impressive Assembly Room.

From £449 + VAT per person

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Wales v England – Players Package at City Hall – Dine with Ex players!

Wales v England – Cardiff Castle – Saturday 16th March 2013

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales


Cardiff Castle’s enchanting fairy tale towers conceal elaborate and splendid interiors of unique architecture, magnificent décor and breath-taking elegance. Your hospitality will take place in the Undercroft – one of the oldest parts of the castle, also known as “The Dungeon”.

From £449 + VAT per person

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Wales v England – Hospitality Package at Cardiff Castle

Wales v England Hospitality with Tickets Booking:

To book any of these Six Nations Wales v England Hospitality packages with tickets please visit our website (via link in sidebar or on website details page), call 02920 482666 or email: sales@vikinghospitality.com .

Six Nations Week Two Roundup

After a great day for Wales yesterday, where Wales beat France in Paris (6 – 16) England made it a second good day for Wales, beating Ireland in Ireland (6 – 12) and putting the Six Nations title, potentially back in to Welsh hands.

The last game of the Six Nations between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium is looking more and more like a mouthwatering tie.

Six Nations Hospitality

If you want some tickets and hospitality for the Wales v England match then please visit our VikingHospitality.com website or email us on: sales@vikinghospitality.com .

Scotland v Italy

Elsewhere Scotland scored four tries against Italy, the first time in the Six Nations for over 10 years, and knocked them down a peg after their heroics against France last week.

Grandslam still on for England

England are now the only unbeaten team in this seasons Six Nations tournament (RBS 6 Nations 2013) and thus the only team that could still win a grand slam.

Wales make three changes to the team that lost to Ireland for the French Game…

Wales make three changes for team to face France!

Wales have made three changes to the their RBS 6 Nations clash against France.

1. Ryan Jones is returning to lead the side.
2. Ospreys Richard Hibbard is in
3. Justin Tipuric is in the starting XV

Captain Sam Warburton has failed to recover from a stinger injury sustained in the defeat to Ireland last weekend.

Ryan Jones will lead Wales for a record 30th time when he lines up at six alongside Tipuric at openside flanker and Toby Faletau at number eight.

Hibbard returns from injury to take his place in the front-row, alongside Gethin Jenkins and Ospreys team mate Adam Jones.

Andrew Coombs and Ian Evans will continue their second row partnership.

Interim Wales head coach Rob Howley has named an unchanged backline.

Jamie Roberts will win his 50th cap in The Stade de France. playing alongside Jonathan Davies in the midfield.

Mike Phillips will continue his half-back partnership with Dan Biggar.

In the back-three, Leigh Halfpenny lines up at full-back with Alex Cuthbert and George North on the wings.

There are two changes amongst the replacements with Aaron Shingler replacing Tipuric and Lou Reed (Blues) replacing Olly Kohn.

“We didn’t start the tournament the way we wanted to on the weekend but Saturday is a chance for us to go out and show what we can do,”. “We know that we will have to start well and start the way we finished the game against Ireland.” Said Coach Rob Howley.

WALES SQUAD
Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Andrew Coombs, Ian Evans, Ryan Jones (C), Justin Tipuric, Toby Faletau.

REPLACEMENTS: Ken Owens, Paul James, Craig Mitchell, Lou Reed, Aaron Shingler, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Scott Williams.