Franklin’s Gardens to host more international rugby in end-of-season double

England Deaf Rugby will be playing at the Gardens in May © England Deaf Rugby

Club News Franklin’s Gardens to host more international rugby in end-of-season double

The final home match of the 2013/14 regular season will give supporters the opportunity to see more international rugby at Franklin’s Gardens, with the Aviva Premiership match against London Wasps being followed by England Deaf Rugby taking on Wales.

Franklin’s Gardens has hosted various England representative sides in the past, including the Under-20s’ Six Nations win over Ireland this February, but Saturday, May 10th will be the first time that England Deaf will have played in the stadium.

Although the exact kick off time is to be announced, the Saints can confirm that the match will be played on the main pitch as soon as possible after the end of the Wasps clash, and will be included in the ticket price.

England Deaf director of rugby Tony Stoyles played for the Saints in late-1980s and early-1990s and says that he is looking forward to bringing the team to Franklin’s Gardens in May.

“Franklin’s Gardens is one of the best stadiums in the country and we’re delighted and honoured to be playing there, especially after a Saints home game,” he said. “The club’s supporters are renowned for being some of the most knowledgeable in the game and hopefully as many of them as possible will stay and watch the latest instalment of our rivalry with Wales.”

Saints chief executive Allan Robson says that the match will extend the end-of-season party on May 10th.

“Although we are hopeful that Saints will get a home semi final in the Aviva Premiership play-offs for another year, the final home match of the regular season is always something of a celebration and hosting the clash between England Deaf and Wales will give supporters every excuse to continue the party into the evening,” he said. “Playing for your country is always a highlight of any player’s career, and we’re sure both teams will enjoy their experience of playing at a venue like Franklin’s Gardens.”

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