Match Preview | Edinburgh | A

Match Preview | Edinburgh | A

It’s half time in the 1872 Cup between Glasgow and Edinburgh and Glasgow are currently in the lead.

Last Friday saw Glasgow Warriors beat Edinburgh 22-10 in very rainy conditions and start their 1872 campaign off strong.

George Turner, made some crucial tackles before going off to allow Johnny Matthews to take to the field. He caught up with to chat a little bit about the second half of the game.

“It’s been a really good week this week.  We came in a day after Boxing Day and it was probably one of the best sessions we have had all year, and that’s just kept going all week.

“Our main focus is to do the same but better.  We can sharpen up some areas, like our set piece so we’ve been working on that.  We know they have a good set piece too, so been focusing on how to overcome that as well.”

With it only being half way through, any rugby fan will know that anything can happen in the second half.  Turner is expecting Edinburgh to respond hard after last weekend.

“They probably didn’t enjoy the festive period as much as we have after that loss, so I’m expecting them a response from them. The effort and physicality is going to be a real test for both teams.”

The game is being played at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, with a record number of tickets currently in circulation for the game.  Turner is no stranger to playing there as an international but is excited to be back there for a club game.

“It will be cool being at Murrayfield.  It’s always amazing to play there.  I’ve played there a few times with lots of fans, and obviously with Scotland that’s pretty special anyway.  But to be there with so many fans for a club game is awesome.

“It will be a whole new experience and we will feed off that.  We want to put on a game of rugby that make our fans proud as always.”

Glasgow are currently second in the URC table with Edinburgh sitting in seventh.  Johnny Matthews (rather unsurprisingly) still sits top of the table for most tries scored with nine.  Three clear of those who wish to challenge him for that spot.  Edinburgh has Ben Healy sitting top of the points scorer table with 81 points, 10 ahead of Cardiff’s Tinus de Beer.

Of the previous six meetings at Murrayfield, both teams have won three times each, making Saturday’s clash even more interesting.

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