Premiership Rugby has announced that the 2017/18 season will kick off at Franklin’s Gardens on the last weekend of July with the 2017 Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series!
The home of Northampton Saints was chosen to host the first ‘Olympic-style’ version of the tournament on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th, with all 12 Premiership Rugby teams taking part across a weekend of action.
Teams will be split into three pools of four who will play each other on a round-robin basis with the tournament splitting into Cup, Shield and Bowl competitions on the second day.
“We are excited about this new format and having, for the first time ever, all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs together over two days of rugby,” said Phil Winstanley, Premiership Rugby’s rugby director.
“It is particularly good news for fans who can enjoy a wonderful festival of Sevens at a perfect venue that has outstanding facilities for players and spectators alike.
“We are looking forward to welcoming fans from all 12 clubs to the East Midlands.”
The pool matches will be played between 6pm and 10pm on Friday, July 28th, with the knockout stages between 3pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, July 29th.
The weekend will also feature a community rugby festival on the Franklin’s Gardens training pitches on Saturday, July 29th, with more details to be announced closer to the time.
Early Bird tickets are now available for just £3 (Under-16s) and £8 (adults), with Family Tickets for two adults and two Under-16s available for £20 for one day and £35 for both the Friday and Saturday. This special offer expires on June 15th!
Tickets can only be booked online at present while the Saints transitions to a new ticketing system. In-person sales will be available from June 9th.
To book online head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets
CURRENT SAINTS TICKETING ACCOUNT HOLDERS
All supporters who had ticketing accounts on the Saints’ old ticketing website – including general supporters, 2016/17 Season Ticket Holders and 2017/18 Season Ticket Holders – have had their details transferred to this new system.
To activate your account head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets and click on ‘Forgot Password’. You will then be asked to enter your email address, which will then be sent a new password for every account that is registered to that email address – i.e. if you have four Season Ticket accounts (mum, dad, son, daughter) all with one registered email then you will receive four links and should use four different passwords.
If you are a non-Season Ticket Holder and have multiple accounts you should only respond to one of these emails.
If there are any issues email [email protected] and a member of the customer service team will get back to you.