Market Square to host rugby fest ahead of Northampton final

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  • Have photo taken with the trophies that rugby stars battle for
  • Six Nations matches on the big screen
  • Live music and street entertainment

Northampton’s Market Square will hosts a day of rugby-themed events and entertainment today to celebrate the cup final being played at Franklin’s Gardens this weekend.

The Northampton Rugby Festival is running between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, with activities including the deciding Six Nations games on a huge screen.

It is free for all, and everyone is welcome throughout the day

Saints spokesperson

The Saints, LV= (who sponsor the trophy being played for at the Gardens today) and Northampton Borough Council have organised the festivities.

They include the chance to have your photo taken with the LV= Cup trophy as well as the Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup and European Challenge trophies at the Central Museum and Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

There will also be live music and street entertainers.

It comes as Saracens and Exeter Chiefs go head-to-head at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday, March 22nd, with the winner lifting the first piece of major silverware of the season. Tickets remain on sale for the rest of the week, with some prime seats and terrace spaces now available.

A Saints spokesman said: “The Northampton Rugby Festival is free for all, and everyone is welcome throughout the day.”

Activities will include making your own smoothies from market stall fruit, face painting, games to test your reactions, a remote controlled car racing challenge and town centre-wide treasure hunt.