Support Harlow Rugby Club while watching England Rugby for free this weekend.
Harlow Rugby Club is encouraging the local community to take advantage of an opportunity provided by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Amazon that lets fans watch England Rugby for free in the Autumn Nations Cup, while also creating much needed revenue for the rugby club during the national lockdown.
To help grassroots clubs generate revenue, clubs have been able to become Amazon Associates. Sports fans are encouraged to use Harlow Rugby Club’s unique tracking ID https://www.amazon.co.uk/tryprimefree?tag=%20hrufc-21 to sign up for a free one-month trial to Amazon Prime and, as a result, the club will make £3 from each sign-up regardless of whether or not the member stays on past the trial period.
It is important to use the club’s unique tracking code https://www.amazon.co.uk/tryprimefree?tag=%20hrufc-21, otherwise the club won’t benefit from your subscription. There is no expectation to stay on Prime past the trial period. By signing up, fans can watch each of England’s matches and other fixtures in the Autumn Nations Cup.
RFU Rugby Development Director, Steve Grainger, said: “In normal times, clubhouses around the country would be filled with family and friends gathering together to watch England on TV during the Quilter Internationals and the Women’s Autumn Internationals. While this is not currently possible, we wanted to work with Amazon to create a solution to help clubs generate revenue during lockdown. Every little helps during these challenging times, so please support your local club if you can.”
Having beaten Georgia in their first Quilter International at the weekend, England will face Ireland this Saturday as part of the Autumn Nations Cup which is being streamed live via Amazon Prime. As part of a Twickenham double-header the Red Roses, whose 33-10 victory in Grenoble last Saturday saw them return to the top of the world rankings, will take on Les Bleus in the second of a two-Test series [kick-off 12 noon live on BBC Two and iPlayer].
While fans can’t be at Twickenham Stadium or in their clubhouses to watch England Rugby, the RFU is displaying club and county shirts in the stands to create a visual representation of the community game. The shirts will enable clubs to be represented in spirit while they can’t be there in person. The display is also a sign of appreciation of the incredible efforts of club volunteers around the country.
Steve Grainger added: “This is a small gesture to recognise the clubs and volunteers, who are working tirelessly during the toughest of times to keep their clubs going. Grassroots rugby is the lifeblood of our game and makes up the fabric of England Rugby.
“It will be good to take a moment to appreciate the important role clubs play within their communities at Twickenham Stadium this month and for the wider world to see it.”