UNDER-18s v YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE
The Saints Under-18s are in Premiership Rugby Academies League action at the start of the afternoon, playing Yorkshire Carnegie on Pitch 1 at 1pm. Team news will be announced on Friday, but it is expected that the Saints will include a number of age group internationals among the line-up.
Watching this match is free for all supporters, with car parking on Car Park D.
BIG SCREEN ACTION
The bars at the Gardens open at 2pm, and will be showing the action live from the day’s other European Rugby Champions Cup matches, including Ulster v Toulon and Bath v Toulouse (from 3:15pm). Then after the Saints’ game has finished we’ll be showing Leicester’s trip to the Scarlets, too!
Pre-match tournaments move up to the Under-9 age group this weekend, with 26 teams from across the East of England and beyond battling it out on Pitches 2 and 3. The tournament starts at 1pm, with the winning teams receiving their prizes on the main pitch during the half-time interval of the Saints’ game.
POST-MATCH LIVE MUSIC
The Rodber Suite will be home to live music once the game has finished, with members of the Saints squad also mingling with supporters. So you can listen to the music, chat to players and watch more European Rugby Champions Cup action on the screens (albeit without commentary; for that you will have to go to one of the other bars) all at the same time!
MAKE THE RUGBY THE START OF YOUR WEEKEND
There is plenty to do around Northampton this weekend, including the annual St Crispin’s Street Fair in the town centre. Find out what is happening, together with some special offers just for Saints supporters, at www.lovenorthampton.co.uk