The people of Nice have been waiting for this for years, and now it’s done: France’s national rugby team will play at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday August 17th, 2019 at 9:00 pm for an official warmup match between France and Scotland! It will be an opportunity for supporters in Nice and all of France to wish their team good luck before they leave for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
AN IDEAL BILLING
Nice is familiar with hosting major international sports competitions. It was a genuine land of rugby in the past, and is about to become one again. When they passed through Nice in February 2017 during their warmup phase, it was clear to see how excited the locals were about France’s national rugby team.
The Scottish Rugby Union too has its own close ties with Nice through its partnership with Stade Niçois, still going strong after 2 seasons.
Lastly, this match will echo the usual France v Scotland face-offs, including a game barely a few weeks away (February 23rd) for the Six Nations Championship.
Patrick FLORENCE, Managing Director of Nice Eco Stadium (which operates the Allianz Riviera) is very enthusiastic:
“The Allianz Riviera really wanted to host rugby fans once again. The stadium has already hosted 6 rugby matches since it opened, including a European match pitting Toulon against Cardiff in January 2014. Everyone remembers the incredible excitement on that day, which remains an unforgettable experience for many people. As the match is set during the mid-August long weekend, we are hoping it will attract large numbers of fans from all walks of life to enjoy what will undoubtedly be a fantastic party.”
You may soon access all available information about the match, the terms and conditions of ticketing and function sales, and the press accreditation procedure on allianz-riviera.fr.
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