It is one of the most high profile events in the rugby calendar – every Christmas for a decade Harlequins have crossed the road from The Stoop to Twickenham Stadium for a Big Game which has delighted an average of more than 75,000 fans every year.

This year, the mighty Quins take on 2014 Premiership champions Northampton Saints on December 30, with kick-off at 4pm.

The game is set to be bigger than ever this year and is always about more than just the rugby – previous fixtures have seen performances from the likes of Rudimental, Olly Murs, Lawson, The Rat Pack and X Factor winners Sam Bailey and Matt Cardle.

Former England captain Chris Robshaw has played in seven of the previous nine Big Games. He said: “Big Game is always a brilliant occasion for everyone involved, whether that’s for the backroom staff, the people in the office, the players, the coaches and the fans.

“It’s a great day out first and foremost, featuring two great sides going hammer and tong and it’s become a benchmark of the Harlequins Christmas calendar.

“I was fortunate enough to play in the first Big Game where there were about 50,000 people, to now regularly selling out Twickenham and to see Twickenham in your club colours. It’s a great occasion to play in and to be around.”

Recent signing Francis Saili, an All Blacks international, is looking forward to his first Big Game. He said: “To be a part of Big Game 10 will be a massive one. I’ve played at Twickenham before but not in front of a packed crowd so to be a part of that will actually be quite nice. To be able to slip on the jersey and be amongst everyone at the club will make it a big outing for us.”

Tickets cost from £24 for adults and £14 for children. Go to or call 020 8410 6010.