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Guide to the Gardens: England U20 vs Ireland U20

  • Stadium opens 6.15pm, kick-off at 7.45pm
  • Get into your seats ten minutes early for the National Anthems
  • Unrestricted seating – Carlsberg and South Stand (lower tier) both open
  • Rodber bar and several Supporter Village containers open

International rugby returns to Franklin’s Gardens this Friday evening as for the second year running, England U20s will host one of their Six Nations clashes in Northampton.

Ireland are this week’s visitors, and with both sides still unbeaten and on track for a Grand Slam, the result of the showdown at the Gardens (kick-off: 7.45pm) could well decide the fate of the Championship.

Tickets for the match are still available from £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. Please CLICK HERE to book your spot now.

Saints Season Ticket Holders please note; this match is NOT included within your membership and you will be required to purchase a ticket from the Ticket Office if you wish to attend.

Seating for this match is unrestricted, so please arrive early and take your seats to avoid being disappointed.

The entire Carlsberg Stand and the lower tier of the South Stand will both be open to the public.

The Rodber Bar and two bars in the Supporter Village will be open on Friday evening from when the stadium opens at 6.15pm.

Three food containers will also be open in the Supporter Village, as well as the Roastery @ Bella Barista van to supply coffee and other hot beverages. Hot pies will be available in the Rodber Bar as usual.

The Saints Store will remain open until England v Ireland kicks off, while the Village Store will also be open from when the stadium opens at 6.15pm until the end of the match.

Kettering RFC will be providing both the Guard of Honour as the teams run out, and 15 mascots for this match.

Please take your seats approximately ten minutes before kick-off as movement may be restricted during the two National Anthems.

Car Park D will be open from 5.45pm onwards for public parking at a cost of £5 per car.

Season Parking Pass Holders please note; this match is NOT included within your membership and you will be required to pay £5 to park for this match.

After Car Park D closes at 11pm on Friday evening, there will be no access to any vehicle left behind until Monday morning.

Given that Franklin’s Gardens sits in a residential area of the town, Saints strongly urge all supporters to use the Club’s car parks. Should they choose not to do so, supporters must park with due care and respect for the needs of local residents and businesses.

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