London Scottish and Benetton await in pre-season

London Scottish and Benetton await in pre-season

Edinburgh Rugby will kick start the 2022/23 campaign with a home pre-season fixture against London Scottish at DAM Health Stadium on Friday 2 September (kick-off 6.45pm) before travelling to face Scottish x Italian Shield rivals Benetton at Stadio Monigo the following weekend (Friday 9 September, kick-off 7.30pm local).

The capital side’s clash against The Exiles – sponsored by Main Club Partner Scottish Building Society – will once again be included in the 2022/23 Season Ticket Membership, with the friendly a rematch of 2019’s pre-season warm-up at BT Murrayfield, which saw Edinburgh run out 57-21 winners against the Richmond club.

Mike Blair’s side will then fly to face Benetton in Treviso in a match-up that last season saw the sides emerge honours even from the home and away contests. The game will be live-streamed by Benetton and made available to all Edinburgh supporters.

On the team’s pre-season line-up, Blair said: “As a squad and management, we’re excited to begin the 2022/23 season with back-to-back warm-up matches against two quality opponents.

“Both matches are designed to maximise squad preparation in advance of the new season. We and London Scottish are aligned in terms of our pre-season schedule, meaning players are heading into the game in a similar physical condition.

“In terms of Benetton, they are obviously a quality team we know well from the URC and it was great to face them in last year’s pre-season too. Any chance to ready yourselves against a strong opponent is worth taking and will stand our squad in good stead for the new season.

“The 2022/23 season is shaping up to be another hugely exciting campaign and it will be brilliant to be back in front of our home support at DAM Health Stadium in early September – we look forward to seeing our supporters out there at the game, which is certainly something to focus on and look forward to over the course of a summer of hard work in pre-season.”

Supporters can guarantee their place at Edinburgh Rugby’s Scottish Building Society pre-season match against London Scottish by securing their Season Ticket Membership for 2022/23.

Season Tickets go on public sale on Monday 27 June, while match tickets for the game will be available at a later date to be confirmed by the club.

Edinburgh Rugby pre-season fixtures

Edinburgh Rugby v London Scottish
Scottish Building Society pre-season match
Friday 2 September (kick-off 6.45pm)
DAM Health Stadium

Benetton v Edinburgh Rugby
Friday 9 September (kick-off 7.30pm local)
Stadio Monigo

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