Keep checking our social media channels – that’s the message Northampton Saints are sending to fans as Storm Denis approaches.


The club revealed that the match against Bristol is currently still set to go ahead, despite the impending storm system. However, that could, potentially change.

One of the planned Guinness PRO14 fixtures has already fallen victim to the forecast.

Tournament organisers issued a statement on Thursday evening calling off the Dragons versus Benetton match that was fixed for Saturday evening at Rodney Parade, a decision that saves the Italian from making a potentially needless journey.

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Now Saints are monitoring the situation.

A statement from the club read: “Northampton Saints’ Gallagher Premiership fixture against Bristol Bears is still scheduled to go ahead on Sunday.

“Despite Storm Dennis due to impact weather across the country this weekend, the Club has been monitoring the wind and rain forecast this week and, at present, have deemed that the match can go ahead as planned.

“However, given the unpredictable conditions, the Club is urging supporters to check our website or social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) on Sunday morning for any final updates.


“Please note that due to adverse weather conditions, some of the regular services and entertainment within the Supporter Village may be reduced on Sunday – all decisions will be made with the health and safety of supporters and Club staff at the forefront.

“As ever, while inside the stadium bowl please be aware of rugby balls being kicked or blown into the stands, particularly during the warm-up.

“Sunday’s Under-13 matchday festival has however been CANCELLED. If your club was due to take part, please ensure the organiser checks their email as soon as possible for more information.”

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