Exiles head coach Justin Burnell is targeting a Welsh double at Old Deer Park on Sunday, as London Welsh face Moseley before England and Wales go head-to-head just down the A316 at Twickenham.
A long standing and special event in the London Welsh calendar, England vs Wales Day at Old Deer Park attracts rugby fans from far and wide and Sunday promises to be no different.
First, London Welsh take on Moseley in the Greene King IPA Championship (kick-off 12pm) with the Exiles keen to keep up the pace at the top of the table, followed by England vs Wales, live in the marquee (kick-off 3pm), and proud Welshman Burnell is hoping for a London Welsh-Wales double.
“First we’ve got the main event at Old Deer Park against Moseley and then we’ve got that little game down the road at Twickenham,” said Burnell. “I can keep my red London Welsh shirt on.
“It’s tradition at London Welsh that’s there’s a game at Old Deer Park on the morning of the England vs Wales game, and you only have to look at the past internationals and British Lions that have come out of London Welsh
“We’re sticking with tradition and it’s going to be a massive day, and it’s something we’re all excited about.
“We’re hoping for a good crowd – everyone loves to come along to Old Deer Park and watch the England vs Wales game in the Marquee – and they can watch our game as well. It’s all about rugby and we’ve got our part to play at 12pm.
“It’s a day I would certainly be encouraging everyone to come along to, because if I wasn’t part of London Welsh I’d certainly be here, because it’s going to be fantastic.”
England vs Wales Day Schedule
11am Gates Open#
11am London Welsh Women vs Reading
12pm London Welsh vs Moseley
3pm England vs Wales – shown Live in the Marquee on TV screens
Music by Boyce Own
London Welsh’s famed hog roast
Barbeque and other hot food
London Welsh club shop
Half-time display by London Welsh Minis
#Entry on the day is £25 (CASH ONLY). Entry includes London Welsh vs Moseley and access to the Marquee ONLY to watch England vs Wales.
Important match-day Information:
* The Marquee, as in previous years, is for over 18's only
* There will be NO parking will be available at Old Deer Park on the day
* Access to Old Deer Park will only be available via the Main Gate only
* Blocks B, C & D are reserved in the Grandstand
Block A & E are available on a first come first served basis
* A wristband system will operate on the day as follows:
Red and Blue = Clubhouse and Marquee (Hospitality, Season Ticket Holders and Members of LWRFC and LWARF)
Green = Marquee only
* Any tickets purchased online will be held for collection on the day. Those who have their paper tickets will need to swap this for a wristband at the Main Gate
* Supporters intending make their way from Old Deer Park to Twickenham for the England vs Wales Six Nations game can do so courtesy of the RFU shuttle bus service between Richmond (at the A316 roundabout) and the stadium. Charge is £0.50 for a return trip