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Tickets for England vs Italy at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens are on sale now.
Tickets for England vs Italy at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens are on sale now.

Red Roses return to Northampton in 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations

International rugby is heading back to Northampton next spring, with the Red Roses set to return to cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens when they take on Italy in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations on Sunday 2 April, 2023.

The clash (which kicks off at 3pm) takes place in Round 2 of the tournament and will see reigning champions England – who claimed their 18th Six Nations title last season – take on Italy, with the RFU also confirming that Simon Middleton’s outfit will travel to Kingston Park in their opening home tie against Scotland.

The Red Roses will then take to the road to tackle Wales and Ireland before heading home to face France, as they feature in their first standalone fixture at Twickenham Stadium since 2020 in the competition’s closing round.

Tickets for the match at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens are on sale now from just £15 adult / £5 junior*, with Northampton Saints Season Ticket Holders and Members enjoying an exclusive 20% discount during a five-day priority window**.

“It’s extremely exciting for us to be heading back to Franklin’s Gardens to play a Six Nations match,” said Red Roses captain and Northampton Saints’ Women’s Rugby Ambassador, Sarah Hunter.

“The match against New Zealand last year was a brilliant occasion, and having 10,000 fans in the ground created an incredible atmosphere for the team and helped us to deliver a great performance.

“I’ve been able to see first-hand at local camps and tournaments, as well as at Loughborough Lightning matches in Northampton, all the work Saints are doing to try to develop women’s rugby in the East Midlands – so it’s fantastic to have the platform once again to grow the audience with another England international at the Gardens.”

The meeting with Italy will mark the Red Roses’ fifth match at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens – with Simon Middleton’s side last running out 56-15 winners over New Zealand in front of a raucous Northampton crowd in 2021.

And the England Head Coach is thrilled at the prospect of returning to the home of Northampton Saints, saying: “Franklin’s Gardens did a brilliant job hosting our 2021 autumn international against New Zealand and we are incredibly excited to return to a real hotbed of rugby.”

Hospitality packages for the clash with Italy are also available – boxes inside the Carlsberg Stand are open to groups of up to 12 guests, with a two-course hot buffet, padded match seating, and VIP car parking included for just £800 (inc VAT). 

For more information on hospitality packages or to book now, please email [email protected].

Register here with England Rugby to be the first to hear about tickets, as well as staying up to date with the latest women's rugby news, announcements, events and offers.

Red Roses TikTok Women’s Six Nations Schedule

England v Scotland
Saturday 25 March, KO 4.45pm
Kingston Park

England vs Italy
Sunday 2 April, KO 3.00pm
cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens
Tickets: northamptonsaints.co.uk/redroses

Wales vs England
Saturday 15 April, KO 2.15pm

Ireland vs England
Saturday 22 April, KO 2.15pm

England vs France
Saturday 29 April, KO 1.00pm
Twickenham Stadium

* All ticket prices are subject to a £1.50 booking fee.

** Please ensure you are logged into your Season Ticket account before purchasing – prices in the five-day window start from £12 adult / £4 junior*, rising to full price after 23:59 on Sunday 1 October, 2022.

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