Wales Women set new home attendance record in opening Six Nations game

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Wales' senior women's rugby team set a new record against Ireland in the opening round of the Six Nations 2023 campaign this weekend. 

Cardiff Arms Park (pictured) welcomed 4,962 fans on Saturday, setting a new home record for Welsh women’s international rugby.

Wales went on to win the match 31-5 with tries from Alex Callender, Keira Bevan, Sioned Harries, Hannah Jones and Sisilia Tuipulotu. Conversions came from Carys Williams-Morris and Bevan.

The previous Wales Women record crowd came in 2022 for the Six Nations match against Scotland, with 4,875 fans arriving through the gates.

The win also represents Wales Women’s highest championship victory since the side defeated Scotland 39-3 in 2015. The match also represented the team’s highest score in any game since Wales beat Hong Kong at the 2017 World Cup in Dublin by 39-15.

Tickets are available for the Women’s Six Nations 2023 from £10 (€11/$12) for adults and £5 for children.