Mobbs' Own Match is postponed

Lewis Ludlam in action during the 2018 Mobbs' Own Match at Franklin's GardensLewis Ludlam in action during the 2018 Mobbs' Own Match at Franklin's Gardens
Lewis Ludlam in action during the 2018 Mobbs' Own Match at Franklin's Gardens | Getty
The Mobbs’ Own Match between a Saints invitational XV and the British Army at Franklin’s Gardens has been postponed as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

One of the most historic fixtures in rugby, the match was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, having been played since 1921 in honour of Saints legend, World Rugby Hall-of-Fame inductee, and World War One hero Edgar Mobbs.

All of Saints’ Premiership and European matches have been postponed for a period of five weeks until the week commencing April 20, and in light of this development, the club has been left with no choice but to also postpone the Mobbs’ Own Match.

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“This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, but we have had to think pragmatically and responsibly about the current climate, and the health and safety of players, supporters and staff has been placed at the forefront,” said Saints CEO Mark Darbon.

“We will endeavour to find a new date to stage this match in the coming months as and when more information about being able to stage live sporting events is available.”

The club will be in touch with match ticket purchasers and hospitality guests via email within the next 24 hours to outline the implications for their tickets.