Cardiff Rugby are delighted to confirm they will face Bristol Bears in a mouthwatering Anglo-Welsh double-header during the coming months.
The Blue and Blacks will travel across the Severn Bridge to face the West Country outfit at Ashton Gate on Friday, November 11.
They will then host Pat Lam’s men at the Arms Park on Friday, February 24, providing the perfect appetiser for Wales v England in the Guinness 6 Nations the following day.
The home fixture is included in Season Membership packages, replacing the cancelled September friendly against Zebre Parma. Match tickets start at just £10 for adults and £5 for Under-16s.
The Remembrance Day fixture will provide Cardiff with valuable match preparation for next month’s trip to South Africa, where they face Cell C Sharks and Vodacom Bulls in the BKT United Rugby Championship, while the return match provides a further home fixture for supporters to enjoy.
Cardiff Director of Rugby, Dai Young said: “We’re looking forward to facing Bristol over the coming months and are grateful to reach this agreement.
“They were looking for a fixture in November and we wanted to replace our cancelled fixture against Zebre from earlier this season so it works for both sides and will provide a valuable test.
“I know our supporters really enjoy Anglo-Welsh fixtures and the prospect of facing Bristol at the Arms Park, the night before Wales versus England in the Six Nations is really exciting.”