URC: The story so far

URC: The story so far

Edinburgh Rugby return to BKT United Rugby Championship action this Friday night (16 February, kick-off 7.35pm GMT) taking on Zebre Parma at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi.

As Sean Everitt’s side gear up for Round 10 of the Championship, take a moment to reflect on our campaign to date with the story so far…


How it stands after Round 9


Round 1 | Dragons RFC 17 – 22 Edinburgh Rugby

In Sean Everitt’s first competitive game in charge, Edinburgh secured a hard-fought win at Rodney Parade, taking down the Welsh region 17-22.

With Ben Healy kicking five penalties, while converting Ben Vellacott’s second-half try, it was all about the ‘Bens’ as Edinburgh got the campaign off to the best possible start

Round 2 | Edinburgh Rugby 17 – 16 Emirates Lions

Edinburgh made it two wins from two with a battling performance against Emirates Lions at Hive Stadium.

Summer recruit Ewan Ashman was the hero on the night as his late solo try proved the match winner against the South African franchise.

Round 3 | Leinster 36 – 27 Edinburgh Rugby

Sean Everitt’s side suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 campaign in Dublin, going down against Leinster in an entertaining contest at RDS Arena.

James Lang finished a coast-to-coast move, while Connor Boyle and Boan Venter both popped up with pushover scores for the capital side.

Round 4 | Edinburgh Rugby 25 -22 Connacht

Edinburgh returned to Hive Stadium in Round 4, the first of three straight league fixtures at Hive Stadium.

There was once again late drama in the capital as Ben Healy popped up with a drop goal to win it with the clock in the red, announcing his arrival as Edinburgh’s new number 10.

Round 5 | Edinburgh Rugby 31 – 23 Vodacom Bulls

Edinburgh took down another South African side in Round 5, this time claiming a bonus-point victory against the bruising Bulls.

Duhan van der Merwe showcased his finishing abilities with a stunning solo finish in the Murrayfield corner, while Bill Mata powered under the sticks to bag the bonus-point on the night.

Round 6 | Edinburgh Rugby 22 – 24 Benetton Rugby

The Italian outfit once again proved a thorn in the side of Edinburgh, claiming a late win at Hive Stadium, Sean Everitt’s first home defeat in 2023/24.

Despite having a last-gasp chance to claim victory from the jaws of defeat, Ben Healy’s 80th minute drop goal attempt came up short.


Round 7 | Ulster 24 – 27 Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh bounced back from a home defeat to Benetton with a stunning away victory at Kingspan Stadium, the team’s first victory in Belfast since 2018.

Ben Vellacott, Pierre Schoeman and Robin Hislop all powered over the whitewash on the night as Edinburgh dominated the Ulstermen.

Round 8 | Glasgow Warriors 22 -10 Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby fell short at Scotstoun in Round 8, going down to rivals Glasgow in the opening leg of the 1872 Cup.

WP Nel powered over for Sean Everitt’s side however late scores from Johnny Matthews and Ally Miller proved the difference.

Round 9 | Edinburgh Rugby 19 – 14 Glasgow Warriors

The 1872 Cup decider was played in front of a club-record 37,904 crowd with Sean Everitt’s side coming out on top against the Warriors.

Star winger Duhan van der Merwe 71st minute, 90m, end-to-end score had Scottish Gas Murrayfield on its feet as Edinburgh battled to a five-point victory in Round 9.

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