Five fixtures to look out for in 22/23

Five fixtures to look out for in 22/23

With the 22/23 URC fixtures (weekends of) now live, we look at five home games that will have supporters hyped for the return of rugby to the Scottish capital.

Dragons – Round 1

Who doesn’t love a home opener? Supporters can look forward to kick starting the 22/23 season with a fiery encounter against the recently rebranded Dragons RFC.

After a disappointing campaign in 21/22, the Newport club will have renewed aspirations as they start the season with a new Head Coach in Dai Flanagan and a string of impressive summers signings, including Irish fly-half JJ Hanrahan.

Edinburgh have enjoyed recent success on day one of the season, and if last year’s thrilling 26-22 round 1 win over fellow Welsh side Scarlets is anything to go by, supporters can gear themselves up for another big night at The DAM!


Emirates Lions – Round 4

October sees Emirates Lions visit DAM Health Stadium for the very first time as Edinburgh look for revenge following last season’s defeat in Johannesburg.

As Edinburgh return from a two-week tour of South Africa, the clash is the first in a two-match home stand – with Benetton up the following weekend – in what will be a crucial run of games in the early stages of the season.

Will Henry Immelman nail a 50m drop goal once again? You’ll have to attend to find out…


Munster – Round 9

Games don’t come much bigger than Munster at home and you can be sure the DAM will be bouncing for this one in early December.

This will be the Irish side’s first-ever visit to the new home of Edinburgh Rugby, and if last season’s sell out against Ulster is anything to go by, there will be an electric atmosphere for what is always an entertaining encounter.

Edinburgh haven’t beaten Munster since claiming a road win at Irish Independent Park in 2019 and this year’s contest will be yet another crucial match-up as Edinburgh return home following a three-week road trip against Zebre Parma, Cardiff Rugby and Benetton.


Glasgow Warriors – Round 11

The second and deciding leg of the 1872 Cup returns to BT Murrayfield on w/o 30 December as both clubs celebrate the 150th anniversary of the illustrious intercity clash

With the derby a New Year warm-up at the home of Scottish Rugby, there is sure to be a festive atmosphere with well over 25,000 supporters expected to be in attendance.

With Edinburgh the current holders of the 1872 Cup after claiming an emphatic 28-11 win against the Warriors in May, December’s derby will go a long way in deciding the winner of the Scottish x Italian Shield and Heineken Champions Cup qualification for 2023.


Cell C Sharks – Round 13

Edinburgh became the first northern hemisphere club to win on South African soil last March as Mike Blair’s side claimed a 5-21 win against Cell C Sharks in Durban.

That same opposition – led by South African captain and back-row Siya Kolisi – will now visit the Scottish capital in late January with the Sharks undoubtedly searching for revenge following last season’s defeat at the hands of Blair Kinghorn and company.

Supporters won’t want to miss this one as the Durban outfit bring their star-studded line-up to The DAM.


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