26 February 2022 – England v Wales KO 16.45
12 March 2022 – England v Ireland KO 16.45

In 2022 Twickenham is moving to a fully digital venue. This has been a long-held ambition but Covid 19 has accelerated the process. So, there will no longer be paper tickets and seats will be allocated to you via your smart phone using the Twickenham app. No smart phone; you can’t go.

As you will realise in this first year of change, the sale windows and time to organize a ballot is extremely tight. What hasn’t changed is that the Club still has a maximum allocation of only 33 tickets for each of the home games.  Consequently, we need to know very quickly who wants to apply for tickets for the above games. The closing date for applications to go into the ballot will have to be Monday 25 October and as before applications should be by email to sjones1584@aol.com with the game(s) and number of tickets you are applying for, your name, email address and the type of fully paid-up membership you hold. This can be checked against the membership system which records all Club members.

There are a huge number of unanswered questions to which we don’t know the answers, as yet. Moving forward we do know that when tickets are allocated to your smartphone, you will have only 48 hours to pay Twickenham direct otherwise those tickets will go back into the general pot. Timelines for organising ballots and ticket allocations will be brought forward to April for the Autumn Internationals and August for the 6 Nations. So for those of you who have difficulty planning what you are go.

For a dinosaur like me, this brave new technological world is a stage to far. I will be stepping down at the AGM and Adam Knight, former 1st XV captain, will be taking over the role of International Ticket Secretary for the Club.