Historic 150th anniversary 1872 Cup decider now on sale
Tickets for next month’s historic 150th anniversary 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, which takes place at BT Murrayfield on Friday 30 December (kick-off 7.35pm), are now on public sale.
A bumper crowd is expected for the deciding leg of world rugby’s oldest intercity derby, as both clubs celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first-ever meeting between the two sides which took place at Burbank Park, Glasgow, on 23 November 1872.
Both sides will be playing in commemorative 1872 strips in a tribute to the history of the fixture, with Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors set to launch their one-off kits in the build-up to the traditional festive encounter at BT Murrayfield.
Edinburgh Rugby have already kickstarted their 150th anniversary celebrations with the launch of a project two years in the making; a comprehensive list and cap number of every player to have represented the club, dating back to the first 20 players to represent the capital city in 1872.
In time, Edinburgh will unveil its full list of internationalists and British & Irish Lions, before confirming the all-time and official head-to-head record against Glasgow Warriors – from match one on 23 November 1872 to last May’s emphatic victory over the Scotstoun club, which was played in front of a lively crowd at Scotland’s national stadium.
Edinburgh Rugby Head Coach Mike Blair has called on supporters from both sides of the M8 to make it a derby decider to remember at BT Murrayfield this December.
He said: “Last May’s 1872 Cup decider was a real spectacle and one made special by both Edinburgh and Glasgow fans who packed out BT Murrayfield to create a proper derby atmosphere.
“With both club’s celebrating their 150th anniversary, and the anniversary of the first-ever meeting between the two sides in 1872, December’s derby will be a special night and one that all Scottish rugby fans can get behind, no matter which side you support.
“As a club, we’ve put a real emphasis in making sure we recognise properly the significance of our 150th anniversary. December’s decider will a hugely important fixture and one that will allow us to showcase what rugby means to this city and our supporting regions.”
Supporters are encouraged to act fast and secure their place at Scotland’s national stadium as Scotland’s biggest stars go head-to-head for much more than intercity bragging rights.
The last match-up between the two sides saw Mike Blair’s men prevail in a hugely entertaining encounter at BT Murrayfield, winning 28-11 to claim both the 1872 Cup and Scottish x Italian Shield, as well as a place in the 22/23 Heineken Champions Cup.
With tickets already selling fast in the pre-sale windows for both Season Ticket and Castle Club Members, the club is encouraging fans to buy early to bag the best seats available in BT Murrayfield.
Tickets start at £5 for U16s, £20 for student/concessions and £25 for adults, while both a group ticket offer and grassroots club commissionsystem is available to supporters.
The perfect event to kickstart Hogmanay celebrations, BT Murrayfield is the place to be for the unmissable derby this December.