Local Rugby Event Alert: Red Cross Earthquake appeal Crusaders v Sharks Sunday 27th March 2011
RFU Local Rugby Event Alert
INVESTEC SUPER RUGBY
Supporting the Red Cross Earthquake appeal in New Zealand
Crusaders v Sharks
Sunday 27th March 2011, Twickenham Stadium, Kick off 4pm
New Zealand's Crusaders Investec Super Rugby match against the Sharks from South Africa has been confirmed at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 27 March at 4pm.
We regret the short notice of this match which is an extremely unusual occurrence for a Twickenham event. Maximum attendance will be 55,000 which is almost 30,000 less than the capacity of a major match.
The RFU agreed to host the match following consultations with the police, transport authorities and the local authority. Local parking controls will be in operation around the stadium from 12 noon to 8pm.
The game will raise funds for the Red Cross Earthquake appeal in New Zealand as well as helping out the Crusaders, as their home stadium in Christchurch is currently out of action following the earthquake. £5 from each ticket sold will go to the earthquake appeal.