The 2nd January 2024 was the 160th anniversary of the world’s first inter-club rugby fixture when Richmond FC took on Blackheath FC on Richmond Green and saw out a nil-all thriller!
Since then, the clubs have met many times and the tie is much-enjoyed by players and fans of both sides. You can re-live the 150th anniversary meeting of the two clubs from an old BT Sport Rugby Tonight special featuring Gareth Edwards and favourites from both clubs here. It was another draw!
The next encounter is on Friday 8th March 2024 at Richmond, held under lights at The Richmond Athletic Ground. Book your tickets, and pre-match curry, here. Here’s hoping for a Richmond WIN!
In case you haven’t tired of enough Richmond/Blackheath firsts…
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The RAG is ideally located with excellent public transport links. Fast trains from Waterloo reach Richmond in 15 minutes – the station is less than five minutes' walk from the Ground. Alternatively, use the District Line underground service London Overground or one of the numerous buses which come to Richmond from all parts of London.
We also have plenty of parking spaces on-site should you wish to drive.