NEWS | 1872 Cup joins domestic finals day at BT Murrayfield

Rugby fans from across the county are being invited to a day of finals in April as the 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors joins the finals of the domestic cup competitions at BT Murrayfield.

Dubbed ‘Silver Saturday’ a total of seven trophies will be contested on Saturday 28 April, with the aim to showcase the best rugby in Scotland for existing and new fans alike and bring the community of rugby together for a special day of finals.

The most prestigious trophies in Scottish Club rugby, the Men’s and Women’s BT Cup Finals will be contested as normal in the afternoon of Cup Finals Day and fans can then stay to see the final Guinness PRO14 match of the season and 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

Fans will able to purchase a single ticket to see every game at BT Murrayfield on ‘Silver Saturday’ and clubs who reach their respective finals will continue to retain a proportion of the ticket sales to their matches as in previous years.

Further ticketing options will be announced in due course.

On the day the Women’s BT Bowl and BT Shield Finals will be contested, along with the Men’s BT Bowl and the Men’s BT Shield.

The Sarah Beaney Cup, contested by the finalists in the Women’s Cup competition will feature alongside the Men’s BT Cup Final, ahead of the 1872 Cup decider which kicks off at 7:30pm.

A fan village in BT Murrayfield’s West Car Park will be open throughout the day with bars, music and family entertainment on a scale comparable to Scotland international matches, with added activities such as Tartan Touch.

Scottish Rugby President Rob Flockhart said: “This is great news for the whole rugby community in Scotland. For clubs who reach their respective finals at BT Murrayfield it is a very special day and for many a once in a lifetime experience.

“Scottish Rugby has a great track record of putting on big events and the inclusion of the 1872 Cup decider between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors adds an exciting new dimension to an already full day of must-win rugby.”

Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Jonny Petrie said: “After two hard-fought 1872 Cup matches in December its exciting there is a deciding match to end the season with. It is an Edinburgh home match so we are looking forward to welcoming both fans and members of the competing club finalists as well as the ‘Warrior Nation’ to BT Murrayfield for a great day of rugby.”