This week’s topics:
Gloucester Hartpury v Women First XV Saturday 3rd November KO 2pm
DMP v Women Development Sunday 4th November KO 2.30pm
Other Saturday games
Sunday 4th November
Richmond’s Annual Family Fireworks – Sunday 4th November 2018 – Ticket sales
Shop opening hours this weekend
Championship Cup games:-
London Scottish v Richmond Friday 9th November KO 8pm (Cup)
Richmond v Ealing Saturday 17th November KO 1pm (Cup)
Pre-match hospitality for the Autumn Internationals
The RUGBY Journal featuring Richmond – on sale in the shop
Travel disruption this weekend
Results from the weekend
AFEX

This weekend 3rd/4th November is a Reserve Weekend and there is no FIRST XV game.

Gloucester Hartpury v Women First XV Saturday 3rd November KO 2pm
However the women are very much in action over the weekend with the WOMEN 1ST XV traveling to play Gloucester Hartpury on Saturday KO 2pm.  
DMP v Women Development Sunday 4th November KO 2.30pm
And on Sunday the WOMEN DEVELOPMENT make the long trip north to play DMP KO 2.30pm.

Other Saturday games
On Saturday the VIKINGS are at home to Old Elthamians KO 1pm whilst the JUTES play Guildford away KO 1pm.
The SAXONS, NORMANS and HEAVIES are resting.

Sunday 4th November  
The MINIS and YOUTH are in action as usual on Sunday and to confirm venue and/or timings please check with your age group manager.
The Under 17 play Chip Whits at home KO 12pm.


Richmond’s Annual Family Fireworks – Sunday 4th November 2018 – Ticket sales
Tickets are selling fast so please do not delay in purchasing your tickets as we fully expect the event to once again be sold out in advance.  
This year the display’s theme is “90’s Music Night” with fireworks set to iconic tracks from that decade. There will also be live entertainment prior to the fireworks spectacle as well as funfair rides, mulled wine, hot food and an after-party in the Members’ Bar. Gates will open from 4.30pm with the fireworks display set to take place at 7.00pm sharp
Prices start from £9.00 for adults and £6.00 for children (under 16) and tickets are ONLY on sale online through the Eventbrite platform (NB there will be no tickets available on the night) which can be found via the RAA website www.the-raa.co.uk/fireworks   
This year’s event is supporting The Poppy Factory, which is based in Richmond, with 50p from the sale of each ticket being donated to help with their efforts to get injured war veterans back to work.

Shop opening hours this weekend
As there is no First XV game on Saturday the shop will be closed.
It will be open as usual on Sunday from 9am until 1pm.

Championship Cup games:
From next weekend we enter the 7 week Championship Cup competition period and the FIRST XV play their first Cup game away to London Scottish on Friday evening 9th November KO 8pm to accommodate the England v New Zealand game the next day at Twickenham KO 3pm.

Richmond v Ealing Saturday 17th November KO 1pm (Cup)
The FIRST XV's first home Cup game is against Ealing on Saturday 17th November with an earlier KO of 1pm due to the England v Japan game at Twickenham KO 3pm.
There will therefore be a brunch served that day from 11.30am which has proved very popular in the past so please do book in as soon as possible – cost £20 to include a match programme but not match entrance.
Details of the other Cup games can be found on the website, click here
Lunch bookings are open for all home games, usual cost of £30/head to include a match programme but not match entrance.

Pre-match hospitality for the Autumn Internationals
The Autumn Internationals KO this weekend and a reminder that pre-match hospitality is available in the Members’ Bar before each game.
It is a great way to start an enjoyable rugby afternoon and for just £50.00 per person, the package includes:
•    A delicious three course lunch
•    Half a bottle of wine
•    A glass of port or brandy
•    Tea/coffee and mints
•    Match day programme
•    Free parking at the RAG
Dates are as follows:
•    Saturday 3rd November - England v South Africa
•    Saturday 10th November – England v New Zealand
•    Saturday 24th November – England v Australia
To book your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The RUGBY Journal featuring Richmond
Issue 4 of the new RUGBY Journal has just been published and features a 14 page spread on Richmond, not to mention further articles on famous club alumni such as Ben Clarke, Agustin Pichot and Carol Isherwood.
I know it will be of interest to all Richmond supporters as it is a beautifully produced magazine with well researched and well written articles not to mention photographs of Messrs Moore and Hill which are worth buying it for alone……………………!
It is on sale from me/in the shop for £10 and is a very good read so please do pop in and get your copy before they all sell out.

Travel disruption this weekend
For details of general weekend travel disruption remember to check here

Results from the weekend
Richmond 21 Jersey 28
Women 1st XV 10 Harlequins 40
Vikings 33 Cambridge University 7
Saxons 26 Jersey Athletic 19
Jutes 43 Sutton & Epsom 29
Women Development 0 Harlequins Development 55

Click here for the relevant league tables
Click here for the new Championship website
Click here for the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s results table

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