WHAT'S ON: London Irish v Richmond

7 January 2019

The Greene King IPA Championship returns to the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 13 January as London Irish take on Richmond (kick-off 3pm).

The last visit of the South-West London side on Saturday 10 September 2016 saw the men in green win 36-12, and Richmond will be looking for a reversal of fortunes as they target the top-of-the-table team. So get behind the boys as we enter the business end of the season, beat the January blues and join us at the MadStad for a cracking afternoon of rugby!


Tickets are available from just £22 for adults and £4 for children online at www.lidirect.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm).

Please note that all ticket prices will increase by £3 on match day, so be sure to book in advance. Click here for full information on tickets and pricing.

Stadium move discussion forum

Before Christmas London Irish made one of the most significant announcements in its history by confirming that the club will be playing in London at the new Brentford Community Stadium from the start of the 2020/21 season (click here to read more).

We will be holding a discussion forum for supporters before the game to answer questions that they may have about the move. Please head to the Club Room (Princess Suite) at 1.30pm.

Nutrition X

If you're jumping on the health & fitness bandwagon this January then be sure to say hi to our partners Nutrition X who will be outside the Megastore before the game and in the Club Room after the game. They will be giving out free samples of protein bars, selling products, and doing an interactive 'flavour vote'!

Club Room

After the game in the Club Room there will be interviews with Declan Kidney, Dec Danaher and the Man of the Match, with live music from Paul Bowen. The Club Room is for members only, and each member can bring in a guest.

U11 Match Day Experience

The London Irish Community Team will be running a Match Day Experience for local U11 rugby clubs. They will have a coaching clinic before the game at a local school, before heading to the Madejski for a player Q&A, take part in the Guard of Honour and watch the game!

Player signing session

There will be a player signing session in the Megastore at 1.45pm.


By popular demand, the shamrock cap that you’ve seen the players and coaches wear will be available to purchase at the game as a Megastore exclusive! The Megastore will be open from 11am until 45 minutes after the final whistle.


Our charity today is Sue Ryder Care which supports people living with life-limiting and long-term conditions. Bucket collectors will be in the Supporter Village before the match.

Lucky Seat

There are ten prizes up for grabs in our half-time Lucky Seat competition. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to be at the game!


London Irish is synonymous with the warm welcomes and genuine openness of Irish culture. Our club is one of inclusion, support and the best craic! Our hospitality packages will ensure you and your guests leave with fond memories that they take with them long after the game ends. Click here to find out more.

Big Screen

Do you have a special occasion coming up? If you would like a message to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday 9 January.


The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1 and 4.

Food and drink

There are a number of kiosks in the West Stand concourses selling a range of food and drink options including pies, hot dogs, gourmet burgers, pizza and soup, as well as crisps, chocolate bars and sweets.

A selection of hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available from the concourse kiosks including draught bitter, cider and Guinness and bottles of craft lager and real ale.


By car:

Parking is £10 at the stadium subject to availability. You can pre-book car parking through the ticket office by calling 0118 968 1016 or online at www.lidirect.co.uk up to 3pm on Wednesday 9 January.

The Mereoak Park & Ride will also be operating, for more information visit  http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/park-and-ride/

The Mereoak park & ride is situated just south of junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site. The post code is RG7 1PB.

For Sunday games, please note the Park & Ride operates one bus per hour and will stop at the Costco bus stop at the roundabout at the bottom of the entrance to the stadium.

The Madejski Stadium can be approached from the A33 Reading Relief Road which links to the M4 Motorway. Exit the M4 at Junction 11 heading for Reading on the A33. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd left onto the Reading Relief Road, passing the Stadium on your left. At the next roundabout (past McDonalds) take the first left onto Northern Way and follow signs to car parks. Click here for a map.

By rail:

Reading Buses operate a frequent R1 service between the Southwest Interchange bus station by Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium on match days.

Buses depart from the Southwest Interchange up to 3 hours before kick-off and work as a frequent service until roughly 20 minutes before kick-off. 

Returning from the Madejski, services depart from Northern Way after full-time and operate for around two and a half hours until 7.15pm.

Please note that you will need to pay in cash - £3.50 for an adult return and £2 for an under 19 return ticket. Click  here for more information.


Please be aware that stewards will be carrying out bag checks on entry to the stadium. We encourage you to only bring a bag if necessary and to leave extra time to enter the stadium. Please note that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the stadium.

If you aren't able to make it to the game, you can follow the action on Twitter by following @LiRFC .

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