Who we are

Edinburgh Rugby have fielded a side featuring the cream of Scottish talent for over 140 years, starting with the first inter-city clash with Glasgow (now Glasgow Warriors) in 1872, giving name to the annual trophy for which the sides compete today – the 1872 Cup.

What’s it like to watch an Edinburgh Rugby home match?

Civilised, fun, safe and a good atmosphere would sum it up. National laws which ban the sale of alcohol at designated sports grounds don’t include senior men’s rugby matches, meaning fans can enjoy a pint at the club’s BT Murrayfield matches in a social, family-friendly atmosphere. Supporters choose to either sit right on top of the action in the national stadium stands or stand pitch-side, a few metres from the tries and tackles of the best players in northern hemisphere rugby; all for a great value season ticket price – which includes all regular home league and European cup pool ties – of just £50 for U18s, £100 for students and senior citizens and £180 for adults.

Scotland's best in black and red

Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland and British Lions hooker Ross Ford

The Edinburgh Rugby squad is packed with Scotland internationalists.

Every week they run out for the club, including high profile names like Scotland and British & Irish Lions hooker Ross Ford; Guinness PRO12 Young Player of the Year 2015 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne; and try machines David Denton and Matt Scott.

Add to that a string of emerging Scottish talent - such as Damien Hoyland and Jamie Ritchie - and quality overseas imports - including Super Rugby Cup winning captain 2015 Nasi Manu - and it’s clear that the club is investing in its ability to hone the skills of the best home-grown rugby players.

Recent history

In 2012, former head coach Michael Bradley steered Edinburgh Rugby to their biggest season in history. Scottish club rugby record crowds in both league and cup watched a series of remarkable results including a 48-47 win against crack French outfit Racing Metro and a four-try triumph over English giants London Irish to set up the first Heineken Cup quarter-final to take place on Scottish soil.

A UK record audience of almost 40,000 piled into BT Murrayfield  to witness history, as the club defeated French powerhouse and four time European champions, Toulouse, to become the first Scottish side to reach the Heineken Cup semi-final.

Increased investment in the squad for the 2012/13 and 13/14 seasons was crucial to the next chapter in the club’s history, bolstering their campaign for silverware in the European Cup and the Guinness PRO12, a league that produced four European Cup winners in five years, with half the semi-finalists coming from the division in the same period.

With the change in European Cup competition for season 2014/15, Edinburgh missed the cut for the Champions level of the event however reached the final of the Champions Cup, winning all but one pool game then beating London Irish away in the quarter finals and defeating Dragons in front of a vociferous home semi final crowd. A final at Twickenham Stoop was the culmination of the competition with Gloucester the combatants and despite running the Aviva Premiership side close, Edinburgh were edged in the end.

A rollercoaster League season saw the club kick off with an away win over Munster and end with a home defeat to Leinster. Until the last ten minutes of that final match, however, there had still been a chance of qualification for a 7th play-off spot which would have seen Edinburgh back in the upper level of European competition. As it was, Edinburgh took 8th position and will be in the Challenge Cup again for season 2015/16.

Get closer to the action!

Fans can get much closer to the action at Edinburgh Rugby matches thanks to a unique and social way to enjoy Europe’s best professional rugby clubs and competitors.

Standing trackside is one of the many successful innovations introduced to the club’s matches at BT Murrayfield, alongside the Stadium’s Presidents’ Suite pre and post-match supporters’ bar.

With the freedom to roam between the east stand seating deck and the standing sections throughout the game, fans can enjoy light-hearted banter between opposition fans, as well as food, drink and alcohol at prices benchmarked against local establishments – all within a couple of metres from the tackles, tries and triumphs of the best players in European rugby.