London Irish v Richmond preview

7 September 2016

London Irish prepare for their second Championship game this weekend, Saturday 10th September (K.O 3pm) which see’s newly promoted Richmond Rugby travel to the Madejski Stadium

Last season Richmond secured promotion to the Championship after winning National One, their second promotion in five years.

London Irish look to secure their 5th consecutive win; remaining undefeated since new Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy took over in the Summer.

Digger’s Pound will be open as usual pre game in the North Stand. It is aimed at our Junior Exiles with fun-activities such as a bouncy castle, connect four, hook a duck and space hoppers. You can also get your face painted for free and pick up your FREE London Irish flag! There will also be player visits with Digger - there are also free autograph cards to get their signatures!

The Windsor Lounge (above the bar, in the hotel) will be open pre-match, including the London Irish Supporters Club as well as a bar for supporters to enjoy!

Visit the magatore where the new seasons home and away shirt is available to view and purchase. They went down a storm and last weekends game so we suggest you buy erly to avoid disappointment. 

Post-match the Princess Suite will be closed due to a private function.  Therefore we will be holding the post-match interviews and Man of the Match presentation in the North Stand (the original Craic).

Programme sellers will be located outside Gates 1 and Gates 4. There will be no programme sellers inside the stadium.

London Irish sponsor Pump Technology will be holding a ‘Spot the ball’ competition in this weekend’s matchday programme. All entries must be handed in to the main reception (located next to the Megastore) on the day for the chance to win a signed ball.

The kiosks outside blocks G5 and G8 will be serving Guinness and hot drinks only to help speed up servce levels.

Tickets are available from £18 for Members and £20 for non-members with discounts available for those under 25. Kids go for £3 in the unreserved areas.

Call 0118 968 1016 or click here to buy online.

Hospitality packages are still available for this fixture, starting at just £36 +vat per person. For more information or to buy a package please email [email protected] or call 01932 750 113.

Transport: Reading Buses are continuing to support London Irish this season, continuing to run the special Rugby Service number R1.  This is a non-stop shuttle service from the South West Interchange at Reading Station to Northern Way at Madejski Stadium.  The service runs from 3 hours before kick-off with last bus leaving the stadium at 7.15pm.  Link to Reading Buses website is below:

http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/buses-for-the-rugby/

Parking at the Madejski can be bought on the day for £8. 

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