The world of rugby will be alive in 2023, with many top events this year other than the main feature of the Rugby World Cup. Discover some of the top rugby events in the UK in 2023 and how you can get premium tickets to them.
Last updated: 17/04/2023 at 11:55 am
With the Rugby World Cup set to take place in France later this year, the rugby world is buzzing with what is set to be a great year in the sport.
However, it's not just the RWC and the Six Nations that fans have to look forward to. There are plenty of events that will keep British fans occupied throughout the year.
From WRU’s Summer Series to St Helens’ bid for another consecutive league title, discover the rugby events that will be featuring during 2023 in the UK.
Gallagher Premiership Rugby
The Gallagher Premiership is well known for its high-calibre rugby fixtures, and the 2023 season is no exception. Here are the most exciting Gallagher Premiership events in 2023.
Gallagher Premiership Semi-Final
The Gallagher Premiership Semi-Finals feature the league's top four teams battling it out for a spot in the final. Fans witness intense matches filled with skill, athleticism, and passion.
With close score lines and heart-stopping moments, the semi-finals are a showcase of scrum battles, precise line-outs, speedy backlines, and bone-crunching tackles. Emotions run high as players and fans experience the elation of victory or disappointment of defeat.
The semi-finals display the immense talent and competitive spirit of English rugby, with players giving their all to become Premiership champions. With high stakes, intense action, and unforgettable moments, the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals captivate rugby fans worldwide.
Rugby juggernauts Saracens have already booked their place for a home fixture in the Premiership Semi-Finals. Although it is not yet confirmed who they will play at the StoneX Stadium, the match will surely be thrilling.Buy Saracens - Gallagher Premiership Semi-Final hospitality
Gallagher Premiership Final
The Gallagher Premiership Final is a thrilling culmination of the English rugby season, showcasing the best of the sport. With the top two teams competing, the atmosphere is electric as fans fill the stadium in anticipation.
The final showcases skill, athleticism, and strategic prowess, with high stakes and intense action. Dramatic moments, last-minute heroics, and gripping turnarounds keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The level of excitement is unmatched, as players leave everything on the field in pursuit of the coveted title of Gallagher Premiership Champions. The sense of occasion and the weight of the title make the final an exhilarating event, with the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat felt by players and fans alike.
The Gallagher Premiership Final is a true spectacle of English rugby, delivering excitement and drama that leaves a lasting impression. Secure your tickets now and don't miss out on one of the biggest rugby clashes of the year.Buy Gallagher Premiership Final hospitality
Wales Rugby Union
The Welsh Rugby Union has a number of events this year in domestic competition and on the international scene, all of which you will not want to miss out on.
To get the Wales National side warmed up for the World Cup at the end of the year, the side will be playing three games against two sides in what they are calling the WRU Summer Series.
Wales will be taking on two formidable foes, teams who have conquered all in the World Cup in the past.
They will start with two games against neighbours England, with one game at their home, the Principality Stadium and one at England’s home of Twickenham. These games will take place on the 5th & 12th of August.
The third and final game will be against three-time world champions South Africa, who are the reigning World Cup champions. They will come to visit the Principality on 19th August.
These fixtures will be important in making sure the team is ready for the big tournament. The Six Nations haven’t gone spectacularly for Wales, but that doesn’t mean they should give up on their year.
The Summer Series will help decide the players who should go with the team to France for the World Cup, so there is a lot at stake in these fixtures.
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Wales’ biggest domestic rugby union event of the season returns in 2023, as Judgement Day is set to feature later in the campaign!
Osprey’s, Cardiff Rugby, Dragons RFC and Scarlets will lock horns at the Principality Stadium on the final day of the United Rugby Championship season.
If a team hasn’t already been crowned, this one-day extravaganza could determine who wins the Welsh Shield, earning a spot in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup.
As usual, Scarlets will take on Dragons RFC in the first games, with Ospreys facing Cardiff Rugby following.
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Premier English rugby union side Harlequins are one of the top teams in the UK, winning multiple pieces of silverware domestically and in Europe.
While this season won’t see them finish on top of the Gallagher Premiership table, they will still be looking for a strong end to their campaign, and have two big events for the fans to get behind.
Big Summer Kick-Off
The Big Summer Kick-Off returns for its second edition after a successful first year in 2022. The whole-day event comes with a festival-type vibe, with not just action on the field, but music, entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy!
Fans can dance and play all day, with something for everyone to enjoy. The main event of Harlequins vs Bath Rugby is played on the hallowed grounds of Twickenham, with the Harlequins team walking from their home ground of the stoop, through the fans and to the stadium.
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End of Season Dinner
Celebrate another season of Harlequins rugby with entry to their End of Season dinner, where awards will be handed out, delightful food will be served, and drinks will be flowing.
The End of Season dinner is the perfect event for any Quins fan who wants to get as involved with their side as possible. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with current and former players, as well as other rugby enthusiasts in attendance.
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Britain’s top-level rugby league competition has just got underway with the latest campaign of the Betfred Super League.
The 12 teams will be looking for glory this year, with one side looking to keep their place at the top, and two others looking to return to the front of the pack.
St Helens got the perfect start to their year, beating Australian NRL side Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge.
They will be looking for an unprecedented fifth straight Grand Final victory, a feat that would absolutely solidify their status as the greatest side in league history.
The Rhinos will be looking to avenge their Grand Final loss to St Helens from 2022, while the Warriors will want to go one better in the league this season and beat St Helens to the League Leaders’ Shield.
As usual in each season, the 2023 campaign will feature the stand-out events; the Rivals Round coming in round eight and Magic Weekend coming in round 14, with everything culminating in the Super League Grand Final at the end of the year.
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The Ospreys’ season is nearing its end, but with games still to play, they will want every bit of support they can get from their fans.
While they aren’t sitting near the top of the URC table, there is still something to play for, with Cardiff Rugby not far off from them in the Welsh Shield. Every game counts at this point in the year, so get your premium tickets to either Ospreys vs Dragons RFC or Ospreys vs Cardiff Rugby on Judgement Day.
Ospreys will also be looking for full fan support when they face off against Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16, with a place in the Quarter-finals on offer.
It will be an away fixture, played at Saracens’ home, the StoneX Stadium, but the Welsh side are calling all diehard fans to follow them to their neighbouring land to conquer their English foe.
You can enjoy the ultimate matchday experience with premium tickets to the game, giving you updates that are sure to make the game worth every penny and every second of your trip.
And finally, the Ospreys have two other events outside of rugby that they will be putting on for fans to enjoy.
Join the team at Fairwood Park Golf Course for the Ospreys Annual Golf Day, or enjoy a Night at the Darts that will include Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton.
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