What’s On Guide: Benetton Rugby
Sean Everitt’s side are back in action this Friday night, taking on Italian side Benetton Rugby in yet another unmissable BKT United Rugby Championship clash (24 November, kick-off 7.35pm).
There’s once again plenty on the go at Hive Stadium this weekend, meaning fans won’t have to look far for entertainment as rugby returns to the Scottish capital – here’s your What’s On Guide for Benetton.
It’s Club Appreciation Night!
Club appreciation night returns to Hive Stadium for the third straight year as Benetton visit the Scottish capital.
It’s set to be another brilliant occasion which properly celebrates those involved at grassroots level, with Edinburgh Rugby players once again pulling on the socks of their boyhood clubs, or local sides they’ve adopted for the fixture.
Edinburgh Rugby is delighted to offer all local rugby clubs an exclusive 20% saving on match tickets for this Friday night’s BKT URC clash to help celebrate the grassroots game, and pay tribute to all those at club level – volunteers, referees, committee members – that help make our great game run all year round.
To take advantage of the discount, simply go to the Edinburgh Rugby e-ticketing page and purchase your ticket(s) as normal, entering you club’s exclusive voucher code at check out. There’s no limit to how many you can buy.
Edinburgh Rugby has sent a unique voucher code to all clubs in its supporting regions. Please speak to your club secretary or president to gain access to this code, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, detailing which club where you currently play or are a member.
The Clubhouse returns to the Thistle Suite
The Clubhouse returns to the Thistle Suite this weekend – make sure you drop by and grab a drink or some hot food with live-build up to URC action on the big screens!
The Clubhouse is the perfect spot to stay warm and chat with friends or family ahead of kick-off, simply head to the Thistle Suite via the main front entrance of Scottish Gas Murrayfield.
Duhan presented with 2023 World Rugby Try of the Year Award
We’re delighted to confirm that Duhan van der Merwe will be presented with the 2023 World Rugby Try of the Year Award in the The Clubhouse following full-time on Friday night, for his memorable solo effort against England.
Picking up the ball inside his own half at Twickenham, the winger slalomed through the English defence before touching down, marking one of the most impressive individual Scotland tries ever seen.
Scotland went on to win the match 29-23 with van der Merwe scoring a second try in the game to secure the victory.
Scottish Rugby President Colin Rigby will be on hand to present Duhan with the award post-match, so head to The Clubhouse for the chance to hear from the electric winger!
Live music on the Unsigned Stage
Fans can look forward to more live music at kick-off as both BLEEKER and Jasmin Jet takes to the unsigned stage ahead of kick-off!
Highly tipped across the industry, Scottish Young Musicians Vocalist of the Year 2022 Jasmin Jet is clearly set for the big time. Her unmistakable voice and incredible live show has seen her perform at events and festivals across the country.
The unmistakable sound of BLEEKER will also be belted out across the Fan Zone on Friday night, providing the perfect pre-match soundtrack for Friday night lights action.
Make sure you grab a drink and get in the mood for URC rugby as both acts play some of their biggest hits!
The inflatable Skill Zone
Edinburgh Rugby fans can put their talent to the test at the inflatable ‘Skill Zone’, bringing action-packed games and rugby challenges to match night at Hive Stadium.
Situated behind the family-friendly Riverside Stand, the Skill Zone is perfect for kids of all ages, with the new addition part of the ongoing matchday experience enhancements at Hive Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to check out the brand new ‘Skills Zone’ at Friday’s Benetton Rugby, with a rugby dartboard, last man standing challenge, bungee run and gladiator duel all situated next to the Family Pass ticketed area.
Peter Vardy Driving Simulator
Fancy getting behind the wheel and taking on sponsor Peter Vardy’s brand-new driving simulator?
Head to the Fan Zone and test your driving skills in this state of the art interactive game, brought to you by Peter Vardy.
See the squad!
Head to the player walkway – located in the Hive Stadium Fan Zone – where you’ll be able to see the squad, and grab a selfie or autograph.
The team will head out to Hive Stadium for initial warm-ups at 6.20pm, make sure to line up and down the walkway and show your support!
The team will then be available for further selfies and autographs post-match – make sure to get to the walkway in good time!
We’re delighted to confirm that Watsonians Women’s captain Rachel Law and vice-captain Allie Tucker will deliver the match ball as part of our Club Appreciation Night celebrations.
Both players lifted the Sarah Beaney Cup in last season’s competition finale at Scottish Gas Murrayfield.
Make sure you’re in your seats early to cheer both captains on Club Appreciation Night.
Head to the Scottish Rugby Store
Want to grab the latest Edinburgh Rugby Macron kit or a brand new hat or scarf for match night?
Head to the Scottish Rugby Store – located on the South West corner of Scottish Gas Murrayfield – and show your colours with the latest range of Macron gear!
Food and drink
There are plenty of spots around the Hive Stadium Fanzone where you can quench your thirst or satisfy your hunger on match day. We also cater to wide range of dietary requirements including vegetarian and vegan. You can check out what will be on-site on our website.
Uhuru Rum are in the fanzone with their Uhuru Rum Truck, your one-stop shop for a whole range of delicious rum cocktails!