WHAT'S ON: London Irish v Sale Sharks

2 October 2019

WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Sale Sharks, Saturday 12 October (kick-off 3pm) 

London Irish are back at the Madejski Stadium for the fourth and final pool game of the Premiership Rugby Cup when they take on northern rivals Sale Sharks. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…

Tickets

Tickets are available from just £19 for adults and £4 for children if you book in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 or online clicking here.

  • There is a 25% discount for 10 or more adults.
  • All ticket prices increase by £3 on the day.
  • For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.

Rugby World Cup

We’ll be showing the Ireland v Samoa Rugby World Cup game in the Club Room at the Madejski Stadium. The game kicks off at 11.45am (BST) and refreshments will be available to buy, so join us and make it a Super Saturday of rugby!

Brentford supporter forum

After the Ireland v Samoa game, we’ll be running a supporter forum and Q&A with CEO Brian Facer to discuss the club’s move to the new Brentford Community Stadium next season.

We will be able to share information on 2020/21 Season Tickets, provide updates on the progress, and answer any questions you may have.

Head to the Club Room for 1.30pm to take part.

Hospitality

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, entertaining clients or simply looking for an enhanced match day experience, we have a hospitality offering perfect for you.

Why not try our new 1898 Club? The recently refurbished lounge offers a contemporary and stylish environment to enjoy a delicious lunch, pre-match player Q&A and panoramic views of the pitch.

With packages from just £49 + VAT per person we have something to suit every budget. Click here to find out more about the hospitality packages we have available, and email [email protected] to book.

Digger’s Dugout

For the younger supporters, Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand concourse where there will be free face painting, inflatables and games.

Player signing session

Players will be at the gazebo in the Supporter Village at 1.45pm for autographs and selfies!

Big Screen

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 October.

Merchandise Store

For the 2019/20 season we are operating our own, dedicated, 700 square foot London Irish Store at the Madejski Stadium selling BLK replica, leisurewear and gifts. You can find it in the VIP car park outside the ticket office.

For the Sale game there will be a wider range of both HOME and AWAY replica shirt sizes available. Also launching is a new range of supporter leisurewear for ladies, gents and kids!

Ladies replica shirts and selected kids sizes will be arriving early next week and will be on sale from our store at the Madejski Stadium from Monday 21 October.

Half-time

Our High Ball Catching Challenge (with a catch!) is back for the Sale game. A London Irish player will kick a ball in the air, and all you have to do is catch it. However, you’ll be wearing a pair of giant inflatable boxing gloves. Fancy giving it a go? Email [email protected] to enter! If you catch it, we’ll send you a signed photo of you with the kicker!

Programme

The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3.50 from the programme sellers outside each set of turnstiles (Gates 1, 3, 7 & 8).

If you can’t make it to the game, you can download the programme from MatchDayInfo, click here for more information.

Food & drink

There are a number of kiosks in the East Stand, Lower West Stand and Upper West Stand concourses selling a range of food and drink options including pies, hot dogs, wraps, 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, lager and cider.

All of the concourse bars now accept contactless payment. Most kiosks will have one till that will still be accepting cash payment. Please refer to the signage surrounding the kiosks.

Please note, the early bird meal offer will not be running in the Windsor Lounge this season.

Travel

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 ticketing.londonirish.net up to 3pm on Wednesday 9 October.

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 bus:

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. For more information on the additional bus services provided for London Irish match days, click here.

The buses will accept cash or contactless payment. It is £4.50 for an adult return, £2.50 for a boost return (18 & under) and £5 for a group return (four passengers travelling together).

Security

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 at the MadStad on Twitter (@LiRFC).

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