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New security measures announced at Twickenham Stadium ahead of RBS 6 Nations games

The RFU have announced this week that they will be implementing new security measures for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations games held at Twickenham Stadium.

This will include additional security arrangements for bag searches and pat-downs, which will be in place at all entrance points to the stadium and the west fan village.

Match day ticket holders are being advised to arrive at Twickenham Stadium at least 45 minutes before kick-off to allow for these security checks to operate efficiently. Spectators are also being asked not to bring large bags, sports bags or rucksacks into the stadium on match day.

The RFU is working closely with the police and security forces to ensure the safety of those attending games at Twickenham Stadium during the tournament.

Twickenham will host two matches during the RBS 6 Nations, with England to face Ireland on February 27, followed by Wales on March 12.

These heightened security measures follow last November’s terrorist attacks during which three suicide bombers tried to enter France’s National Stadium, Stade de France, as part of a coordinated attack across the city that killed 130 people.