1872 Cup decider rescheduled for URC finale
The decisive 1872 Cup derby between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors has been rescheduled for the last regular game of the URC season, setting up a blockbuster finish to the championship for the Scottish sides who will now meet at BT Murrayfield Stadium on the weekend of 21 May (kick-off TBC).
The traditional festive season double header was postponed in December due to Covid-19, with the Scotstoun leg now taking place on Friday 18 March (kick-off 7.35pm) and Edinburgh’s away match against Leinster switching to Friday 11 February (kick-off 6pm).
Tickets for the Edinburgh leg of the 1872 Cup are now back on sale, with all existing tickets (match tickets, season tickets and half season tickets) valid for the new decisive derby date.
The BT Murrayfield leg of the 1872 Cup traditionally attracts a bumper crowd, with a record-breaking 27,437 turning out in 2019 before the pandemic disrupted efforts to surpass that number ever since.
Now, with a new a date and more at stake, Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, is hoping the crowd continues to break records this May.
He said: “We’re really pleased to host this new and exciting fixture date and finale to the regular season, which will see the 1872 Cup derby decider played out with both teams at full strength, and with supporters from both clubs out in force in the good spring weather.
“We were all disappointed the games didn’t go ahead as planned over Christmas and New Year, however this is a fantastic solution and occasion at which supporters can continue to back their teams and pack out BT Murrayfield at a scintillating season finale, with both the 1872 Cup and crucial URC league points up for grabs.
“Both teams are playing fantastic rugby and competing on all fronts this season, so it’s gearing up to be a magnificent occasion to finish the regular season, as we target the URC play-offs.”