WELSH Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips has confirmed that Principality Stadium won’t host any more games in 2020.

Wales have a postponed Six Nations fixture against Scotland that is set to be played at the end of October and had planned to host New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in Cardiff in November.

However, Principality Stadium is likely to remain as a field hospital until the autumn, leaving the governing body to consider playing at Twickenham.

“What is certain is that we will not be playing any home games at Principality Stadium,” said Phillips.

“Assuming games are staged this autumn, if restrictions mean that we are playing behind closed doors those games are likely to be staged in Wales and we are exploring a range of options,” he continued.

“If the games can be staged with crowds in some form those games are likely to be in and around London and, again, we are exploring a range of options.

“The most difficult scenario will be if games are allowed with crowds in England but not in Wales.

“There are clearly a range of risks here not least Welsh fans leaving Wales to attend a game and then returning. Clearly this risk also occurs for away games.

“We very much hope that by the autumn, restrictions whatever they be in relation to sports events, are aligned across the UK.”

“On a more optimistic footing, we plan to be back playing at the Principality Stadium, hopefully in front of full crowds against England and Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations in February 2021.”

South Wales Argus:

Wayne Pivac’s side were meant to face Scotland at Principality Stadium in March only for the clash to be postponed the day before the fixture. The WRU will now process refund, credit or donate options.

“The original plan had been to coincide options for ticket holders with an announcement of a re-scheduled game so ticket holders could make an informed decision,” said a statement.

“For understandable reasons, the re-scheduling has taken time. However, based on customer feedback, the Union has taken the decision to bring the reimbursement process forward.

“The best way to ticket any potential new fixture is to cancel all original tickets now and go on sale, if appropriate, for a second time.

“The WRU has thanked supporters and clubs for their patience throughout this process and acknowledges the frustration already experienced by supporters seeking refunds.”

The WRU will contact supporters who purchased via its eticketing site directly by email, with a link providing access to the refund, credit or donate to Welsh rugby options.

Clubs will be fully refunded for their tickets so supporters can make contact directly to get money returned and the WRU has also advised clubs to offer a ‘donate your ticket value to the club’ option.

Nearly 20 per cent of supporters who had bought tickets to the recently cancelled Judgement Day event donated ticket value to their chosen region instead of choosing the refund or credit my account options and each of the four Welsh regions have run similar options on season tickets.