Guide to England v France at Sandy Park

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By Flo Eggins

England Women will return to Sandy Park for the second time this year on Saturday, November 16 (KO 1.10pm), when they face France as part of their Quilter International Series.

Here’s what you need to know about the day:

Opening Times

Sandy Park will open to customers at 11:00am. Match-day bars and food outlets will be available from this time and following the game, whilst Trading Post outlets will also be open.

Entry to Sandy Park

As we are expecting a large crowd for this fixture, we advise arriving at Sandy Park with plenty of time to spare to ensure everyone is able to reach their ticketed position in time for kick-off. Please have tickets printed and ready to scan at the turnstiles.

Alcohol is not permitted to be taken into the stadium and all bags will be searched on arrival. To ensure efficient entry into the ground, please only bring bags where necessary.

Transport and Parking

Train and bus services are in operation, including the Stagecoach C Bus and the Dartline 77 & 78 buses. Timings for the 77 & 78 routes are as follows:

77 – timings 11/11.15/11.30/11.45
78 – timings 11/11.30

Advance booking for the park and ride at Grenadier Road is now sold out. Shuttle buses will begin running from Grenadier Road at 10:30am. There is no parking available at Sandy Park. Please see full parking advice here.  

All will be running for 3 hours post match.

Bars and Catering

Bars and foot outlets will be open throughout Sandy Park from 11.00am - please note that these outlets are now cashless. The new Pow Wow bar will be open, with Disco Danny providing entertainment following the match.

Exeter Chiefs

Following the Women’s game, we will be showing La Rochelle vs Exeter Chiefs in the Heineken Champions Cup on screens around the stadium (KO 3.15pm).


Tickets are still available - priced at £5 for children and £10 for adults. Click here to get yours.

To download your match tickets, click here to login to your account, then click tickets in the menu. Charges may apply to reprint tickets on a match-day. For full terms and conditions please click here.


The deadline to book hospitality including corporate boxes and pre-match dining is Monday, November 11. Prices start from £35 - click here to find out more.

Pitch up and Play

Prior to the game, we will be running 'Pitch up and Play' rugby skills sessions, starting from 10am. Registration for this event will be between 9.30am and 9.50am. Please be aware that spaces for these sessions have all now been taken.

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