About us

Edinburgh Rugby is a club steeped in history. It has been fielding a rugby side featuring the cream of Scottish rugby talent for more than 140 years, and represents the Lothians, Borders, Tayside and Fife in the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup from our home at BT Murrayfield.


The Guinness PRO14 is an annual rugby union competition involving professional sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales and South Africa. The league is one of the three major professional leagues in Europe, along with the English Premiership and the French Top 14.

The league is currently split into two conferences, with Edinburgh competing in Conference B. A play-off structure was introduced meaning the top-three teams at the end of the regular season automatically qualify for the Champions Cup and go into a play-off (1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd) and Grand Final. The fourth place teams in each conference will enter into a play-off for the final Champions Cup position.

Edinburgh Rugby's best finish, to date, is second, in 2009.

European Cup

Two tiers of European Cup rugby showcase the best of the northern hemisphere. Organised by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup feature the leading club, regional and provincial teams from the six World Rugby countries in Europe, whose national teams compete in the RBS 6 Nations championship: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

The tournaments are held from November to May, with various stages scheduled around domestic club competitions.

Edinburgh Rugby reached the quarter-finals of the top tier, European Champions Cup, competition in 2004 and semi-final in 2012; and the Final of the European Challenge Cup in 2015 [below] at Twickenham Stoop.

After finishing third in Conference B in 2017/18, Edinburgh will return to the Heineken Champions Cup after a five year abscence. Richard Cockerill's side will face Toulon, Montpellier and Newcastle Falcons in the 2018/19 group stages.