WRU Announce Major Autumn Series International Partnership with Dove Men+Care™
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a title sponsorship deal with Dove Men+Care™ for the four-Test autumn international series of matches at the Millennium Stadium in a major expansion of the link with the skincare brand.
The Test matches in November against Argentina (Nov 10), Samoa (Nov 16), New Zealand (Nov 24), and Australia (Dec 1) will now be called the Dove Men Series.
Tickets go on sale to the general public today with strong demand expected for supporters who want to watch Grand Slam winning Wales take on major opposition. Public sale allocation for the New Zealand fixture has already sold out and fans are encouraged to contact their clubs regarding availability.
Dove Men+Care™ partnered with the WRU as title sponsors for the 2011 Summer series of matches and came on board again for the Wales v Australia international in Cardiff last November.
Launching the link up in Cardiff the WRU and Dove Men+Care™ invited national squad players Dan Lydiate, Rhys Priestland and Jonathan Davies to attend the announcement event.
The Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis, said: “I am delighted that Dove Men+Care™ will be our title sponsors for such an outstanding series of games this autumn.
“Dove Men+Care™ celebrates an incredibly strong image on the High Street and it is credit to Welsh rugby that they want to be linked so closely with our national team.
“We are the Grand Slam champions and reached the semi-finals of the last World Cup so Welsh rugby is definitely a powerful force at the top of the world game right now.
“Tickets are now going on sale for the November games and we have some incredibly attractive prices on offer to ensure fans will be able to get to watch the Dove Men Series 2012 matches.”
The Brand Manager for Dove Men+Care™, Paul O’Connor, added: “On the back of Wales’ recent success in the Six Nations as well as successful partnerships to date, we’re excited to once again team up with the Welsh Rugby Union to announce the Dove Men Series.
“The matches making up the Dove Men Series will undoubtedly be first class events and provide the perfect platform for showcasing the superior skin care qualities and high performance of our products in the Dove Men+Care range.”
All four of the Dove Men Series games will be screened live on BBC channels.
Tickets go on general sale to the public from 5.00pm today (WEDNESDAY, MAY 2) via www.wru.co.uk/tickets and by telephone on 08442 777888.
The ticket prices for all the games are as follows:-
Wales v Argentina, Nov 10, 14:30 hrs. – £40, £30 and £10 for under 16s
Wales v Samoa, Nov 16, 19:30 hrs. – £25 and £10 for under 16s
Wales v New Zealand, Nov 24, 17:15 hrs. – £80, £75, £50 and £30
Wales v Australia, Dec 1, 14:30 hrs. – £70, £60, £40, £25
There are no concessions for the final two fixtures.