Come and support your Club at the Athletic ground this Saturday, when Richmond FC host Nottingham RFC, writes Paul Kirby.

It’s already been a huge year for Richmond, with the Surrey side picking up more victories in their second Championship campaign than they managed in the whole of last season.

The lads won’t be resting on their laurels, however, and the chance to avenge an away defeat against a tough Nottingham side is exactly the sort of challenge that this side live for.

The match that kicks-off at 3pm is proving to be a highly popular game and already the pre-match lunch is a sell-out.

Richmond, always maintaining their utopian amateur status, contradictory to other full-time professional Championship clubs, take on the club who were their victors by 34 – 17 at a late Friday evening start in front of a large crowd last October.

It was an action-packed first half with Richmond crossing for two tries and 4th-placed Nottingham just edging events scoring three with the score 22-17 at half time.

But it was the home side who were to prevail in the second half when they scored another two tries to secure a bonus point win.

Post-match comments that evening from Steve Hill, Richmond’s Director of Rugby: “Unfortunately neither our defence nor attack were up to our usual high standard.

"Nottingham were very sharp in attack and took their chances well. Our error count was far too high and the challenge is how the players will respond and gain revenge this Saturday”.

Tickets at the gate go on sale two hours before kick-off, with the gates opening one hour later. Of course for those with a thirst or hunger pangs, fully stocked bars with food available from the club canteen, will be open from 11am.

Don’t worry, if you are not able to purchase tickets online you will still be able to buy them at the gate on the day.

Adult RFC Member - £10 per ticket if booked online in advance, £10 per ticket if purchased at the gate on the day.

Adult Non RFC Members - £13 per ticket if booked online in advance, £15 per ticket if purchased at the gate on the day.

Student/U21 RFC Member - Free. Please show your student card at the gate on the day Student/U21 Non RFC Member - £10 per ticket booked online in advance.

U16’s and Members of HM Armed Forces - Free. Please show your card at the gate on the day.