Advantage England as rugby fans get ready to fly from Doncaster for the Six Nations game in Dublin

Doncaster Knights scrum down in Yorkshire where airport bosses are getting ready to welcome rugby fans travelling out for the six nations game in Dublin.

Fans are expected to make the most of the new Flybe route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Dublin ready for the big Ireland v England six nations game in Dublin on March 18.

The game, which will take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, will see fans from across the country flocking to Ireland to take in the rugby and lively atmosphere around the city.

Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “It was great to welcome the players from Doncaster Knights to Doncaster Sheffield Airport today. We know that there are a lot rugby fans in Yorkshire and we are delighted that they can reach Dublin for the big six nations game directly from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with Flybe.”

The fifth round match between Ireland and England will be the last match of the 2017 six nations tournament. Doncaster Knights Marketing and Communications Manager Michael Casey, said: “It is fantastic that rugby fans can fly from our local airport directly to Dublin for what could prove to be this year’s title deciding clash.

“Last season the Knights flew from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to our away fixture with Jersey and are looking forward to working with DSA ahead of the return game at Castle Park [Armthorpe] on April 8. We hope that we can encourage many travelling fans to come to Doncaster and show their support.”

Flybe operate Dublin and Jersey routes out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport along with Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Alicante, Malaga, Palma, Faro and Newquay.

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