- Lots of ways to donate to Rob Horne
- Coaches depart Franklin’s Gardens from 10am
- Parking and coach spaces sold out
- Face painting, rodeo rugby ball, challenges and more in the Village
- Ticket still available!
- Familiarise yourself with Twickenham ground regulations
- Ref Links will be working
- Fan Village opens 12pm, stadium bowl opens 1.30pm, kick-off 3pm
Northampton Saints will welcome East-Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers to Twickenham in round six of the Gallagher Premiership in aid of former Saint Rob Horne.
The Australian international centre was tragically forced to retire from rugby at the end of last season after sustaining a career-ending injury playing in Saints’ victory over Tigers at Welford Road.
But Horne will now be honoured on Saturday 6 October (kick-off 3pm) as two giants of English rugby resume their intense on-field rivalry and lock horns again in the Gallagher Premiership. This will be the first time the two rivals have met at Twickenham since the 2013 Premiership Final.
Tickets for The Derby in aid of Rob Horne are still available from £25 for adults and £10 for juniors by CLICKING HERE. Please bear in mind that tickets will only be available from Saints Ticket Office until 5pm on Friday 5 October; after this time tickets will only be available to purchase through the RFU.
The Box Office at Twickenham will be open for sales and collections from 11am on Saturday 6 October.
Season Ticket Holders – if you are yet to claim your ticket for this fixture, please note that your season card will NOT be valid at Twickenham Stadium. To claim your FREE ticket, please email [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 5 October. The Box Office at Twickenham will be open from 11am on Saturday for any supporters needing to redeem tickets and for any further queries.
If you have purchased a ticket to the game but have not received it via [email protected] within two hours of booking, please contact the Ticket Office (by emailing [email protected]orthamptonsaints.co.uk) by no later than 5pm on Friday 5 October.
If you have purchased a hospitality package for the game but have not received it by 5pm on Friday 5 October, please get in contact with our Hospitality team (by emailing [email protected]).
Please make yourself familiar with Twickenham Stadium’s Ground regulations before travelling to the stadium. CLICK HERE to view these.
Supporters will not be able to re-enter the stadium after exiting.
Please be aware that Twickenham Stadium ONLY accepts card payments at its bars and other outlets - however the programme sellers will be accepting cash only.
There are a number of ways to get to Twickenham Stadium. Northampton Saints have arranged for coaches to take supporters from Franklin’s Gardens direct to Twickenham Stadium but please note that spaces on these coaches have now sold out.
If you have pre-booked coach travel to Twickenham through the Club, you should have received a ticket detailing this. If you have not received your coach ticket by 5pm on Friday 5 October, please get in touch with the Ticket Office (by emailing [email protected]). You must bring this ticket with you in order to board the coach – no ticket, no travel.
For those with coach travel, Car Park D (off Edgar Mobbs Way, NN5 5BG) will be open from 9am for supporters driving to the coach pick-up point to use free of charge during the day of the game. Please bear in mind that if you leave your car in Car Park D overnight, you will not be able to collect your car until Monday 8 October due to the car park being locked shortly after the last coach has returned to Franklin’s Gardens.
Coaches will depart from Car Park C from 10am, with the last coach departing at 11.30am. Please remember the number of the coach you board as this will be the coach you use to return to Franklin’s Gardens. Stewards will be on hand to help with boarding at Franklin’s Gardens.
Toilets will be open in the Village prior to departure. A food van will be open in the car park as well. And the Saints Store will be open from 9am, with a mobile unit open in Car Park C for those last-minute purchases!
Coaches will depart from Twickenham 45 minutes after the final whistle (approximately 5.30pm). Please be aware there will be no stewards on hand to re-load coaches at Twickenham so be sure to note down the number of your coach and designated pick-up point for easy boarding at that end.
Please note that coach spaces have now sold out. If you have not booked a space on a club-organised coach, please make your own arrangements to Twickenham Stadium by either train or car with pre-booked parking.
Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 into London. From the M25, exit J12 onto the M3. This becomes the A316 and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership. From London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout. Please arrive early to avoid congestion and temporary road closures prior to the event.
The nearest train station is Twickenham, which is a short walk from the stadium. Turn right out of the station, and then continue down Whitton Road. Regular trains run to Twickenham from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside.
Other stations in the vicinity of the stadium are Whitton, St Margarets and Hounslow.
Despite planned industrial action, South Western Railways will still be able to provide a suitable service for this match. There will be eight trains per hour travelling from Waterloo to Twickenham pre and post-match and three trains per hour travelling west towards Reading. For more information on the industrial action and to help plan your journey, please CLICK HERE.
A controlled parking zone operates over an area of approximately one mile around the stadium. Fines and towing are enforced in this area, including Sundays.
For those that have booked parking through the Club, Car Parks at Twickenham Stadium will be open from 9am.
If you have booked your parking through the Club and have not received your parking pass by midday on Wednesday 3 October, please get in touch with the Ticket Office (by emailing [email protected]).
Please note that parking spaces have now sold out. If you have not booked a space through the Club, please make your own arrangements to Twickenham Stadium.
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS DRINKS VOUCHER
Free drinks vouchers to be redeemed for either a pint of beer, a standard serving of house wine or a soft drink, were sent in the post to Season Ticket Holders inside this season’s Season Ticket packs. These can be redeemed at any of the permanent bars in the ground but not at the temporary unit in the West Stand or around the perimeter fence. Please remember to bring this voucher to the game with you - no voucher, no drink.
These vouchers will only be valid until 2pm, and cannot be redeemed after this time.
SAINTS STORE ON TOUR
Official Saints merchandise will be available from the main Rugby Store at Twickenham and from four additional concessions around the ground. Supporters will be able to purchase fan radios, flags, foam hands, replica shirts, hoodies and a selection of souvenirs from all locations.
Please bear in mind that Official Saints merchandise will only be available from these locations on the day and the Club encourages supporters not to purchase counterfeit items from street sellers as these will be unofficial products and will not benefit the club or Rob.
The mobile van, that will be located outside the Marriot Hotel and the main store, will open from 9.30am until 7pm. With the three rapid units, located on the inner concourse and close to the Lion Gate, open from 12noon to 7pm in line with the stadium opening.
Unfortunately, no Season Ticket Holder discount will be available in any of these outlets at Twickenham Stadium.
The Ref Link system will be in operation on Saturday, with all radios bought previously working at Twickenham Stadium.
Supporters will be able to purchase Ref Link radios from the Saints Store outlets around the stadium.
The weather is set to be cold, wet and windy on Saturday, but don't let that put you off being a part of this momentous occasion - be sure to wrap up warm if you're heading to Twickenham!
Just like a game at Franklin's Gardens, there's plenty going on in the Matchday Village at Twickenham Stadium. Saints' Partners will be out in force, with Kubota diggers, an AutoWindscreens rodeo rugby ball and Toolstation tool challenges on site on Saturday.
And with face painting and a passing challenge also on offer, be sure to head there before the game to see what's going on.
DONATING TO ROB HORNE
Northampton Saints have been raising funds for Rob Horne since this special match was announced in August, with the aim of raising as much as possible to go towards his family and his ongoing rehabilitation.
The Club donated £5 on behalf of every season ticket holder to get the ball rolling, and thousands of pounds have since been raised with supporters also contributing during match ticket purchases and the Club’s elite partner Carlsberg making a substantial donation.
On top of this, all profits from our limited edition ‘RH13’ t-shirt (which sold out in remarkable time) and the Club's profits from every matchday programme sold at Twickenham will go into the pot.
Bucket shakes for Rob will also be in action all day at Twickenham, but if you are unable to make it or would prefer to make an online contribution, pleas visit www.robhornederby.co.uk and follow the instructions.
Saints have launched an auction of unique and exciting prizes to raise money for former Saint Rob Horne.
One of several ways in which Saints are raising money will be a week-long* silent auction, with all proceeds going directly to Rob.
A host of amazing prizes have kindly been donated by the Club, the RPA, some of Rob’s friends in Australia, and Saints players themselves – with these in particular being ‘money can’t buy’ experiences.
Ranging from a three-course dinner for eight with England duo Dylan Hartley and James Haskell, a painting by Lewis Ludlam and a group training session with nine Saints players, there are also plenty of non-rugby prizes to bid for too.
Visit www.robhornederby.co.uk to see the full list of prizes and to place your bid.
Supporters can also purchase a raffle ticket through the auction website for just £5. All proceeds will go directly to Rob and all tickets purchased will go into a draw for the chance to win Lunch with the Saints Squad and the chance to watch Captain's Run before a game this season.
Simply visit www.robhornederby.co.uk to enter the raffle.
*Everybody who has already donated through www.robhornederby.co.uk will be automatically entered into the draw.
There will be several EcoCup bins around the stadium, in which supporters can leave their used EcoCups after the game. By doing this, the £1 that would normally be refunded on the return of the cup will instead be donated to Rob Horne.
SAINTS v TIGERS TIMININGS
Car Parks at both Twickenham and Franklin’s Gardens open
Saints Store at Franklin’s Gardens opens
Rugby Store at Twickenham opens with a selection of Saints merchandise available
Coaches begin to depart from Car Park C at Franklin’s Gardens, with the last leaving at 11.30am
Ticket Office at Twickenham opens
U8s Tournament starts
Fan Village opens
Saints team arrives at the Lions Gate – make sure you’re there to cheer the boys in!
Stadium Bowl opens
Saints v Tigers KICK OFF
The team will be joined by mascots from 23 Clubs across Saints’ region, with the players donning the socks of those clubs for the game. CLICK HERE for more information.
Parade of clubs from the U8s Tournament
Saints v Tigers FULL TIME
Supporter coaches depart Twickenham. Please be prompt
Staggered Bar closures around the ground, ending two hours after full-time
Rugby Store at Twickenham closes
Car Parks close