Derby fixtures switched as 1872 Cup format continues
Glasgow Warriors will be the designated home side for the first professional rugby match in Scotland for almost six months, following a decision to switch the order of the upcoming 1872 Cup double-header at BT Murrayfield.
Danny Wilson’s men will resume their
Guinness PRO14 campaign on Saturday 22 August (kick-off 5.15pm), as they take
on Edinburgh in round 14 of the competition.
The move comes as Scottish Rugby
continue to hold discussions with the Scottish Government on the prospect of a potential pilot event on Friday 28 August, which could see BT Murrayfield host a very limited
socially distanced crowd for Edinburgh’s home tie.
A decision on the proposed pilot event will be
made in due course as Scottish Rugby continue to work and hold positive discussions
with Scottish Government.
The two sides split the previous
two meetings in 2019/20, leaving the 1872 Cup finely poised heading into the
Tries from Ali Price and George
Turner earned Glasgow Warriors a 20-16 victory at Scotstoun in the opening leg,
before the capital outfit evened the series with a 29-19 win at BT Murrayfield.
Next weekend’s match will be the
first for the club under Danny Wilson’s reign as Head Coach, joining fellow new additions Jonny Bell and Kelly
Brown in the coaching box.
Summer arrivals Richie Gray,
Enrique Pieretto, Rufus McLean and Hamish Bain will also be in contention for a
place in the matchday 23, as the Warriors look to regain the trophy.
With both clubs in agreement, the 1872 Cup will still be determined
over three legs. With the series tied 1-1, next Saturday’s derby will remain
the decider, with the fourth and final match continuing as a regular Guinness
Revised Guinness PRO14
Saturday 22 August: Glasgow
Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby (kick-off 5.15pm)
Friday 28 August: Edinburgh
Rugby v Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 7.35pm)