WALES will play their rearranged Six Nations clash against Scotland and autumn opener versus Georgia at Parc y Scarlets.

Wayne Pivac's side are unable to use their Principality Stadium home as it is still in use as the Dragons Heart Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

That has led to the WRU choosing Llanelli as their destination for the clash against the Scots on October 31 and Georgians on November 21.

The governing body still have options to play their two remaining Autumn Nations Cup games – against England on November 28 and a play-off final on December 5 – in London if it is possible to have crowds.

"We have taken the call to play our first two home matches this autumn in Wales," said WRU chief executive Steve Phillips.

"Given how vital Wales games are to the funding of our sport, it was only right that every option was explored.

"Obviously more important than that is the health of supporters, players and the nation as a whole and so, whilst making contingency plans, we have of course been conscious of following government advice closely every step of the way.

"We anticipate the two games will take place behind closed doors, however, if the 'big picture' changes, we would be open to exploring whether either game could serve as a test event for crowds."

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The other two games will be played on English soil if it would mean a much-needed financial boost.

"We hope that supporters will understand that we are duty bound to continue to explore all options before making a final call with respect to England and the Autumn Nations Cup final match," Phillips continued.

"We are hopeful that it will be deemed safe for at least some, perhaps socially distanced and restricted, crowds to attend these matches and also remain open to the prospect of using the Parc y Scarlets fixtures as test events with limited attendances if possible.

"Whilst it is disappointing to play these matches without supporters we would like to thank all of those who follow, support and participate in Welsh rugby and our partners for their patience during these hugely challenging times."

Wales are set to kick-off their autumn campaign with an away trip to France on October 24.

Pivac's side travel to Ireland before hosting Georgia and England in the Nations Cup pool matches.

The other group contains Scotland, France, Italy and Fiji with the placings deciding the final round of games.

Wales' autumn fixtures will be on S4C, with English commentary on Amazon Prime, who have all of the Autumn Nations Cup games.

Wales fixtures

France (away) – Saturday, October 24 (8pm)

Scotland (home, Llanelli) – Saturday, October 31 (2.15pm)

Ireland (away) – Friday, November 13 (7pm)

Georgia (home, Llanelli) – Saturday, November 21 (5.15pm)

England (home, TBC) – Saturday, November 28 (4pm)

TBC – Saturday, December 5 (4.45pm)