Edinburgh 20, Glasgow 8: 1872 Cup joy for hosts

Tim Visser celebrates scoring his first try. Pic: SNS/SRU
Tim Visser celebrates scoring his first try. Pic: SNS/SRU
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Edinburgh Rugby overcame a ten-point aggregate deficit against Glasgow to sensationally win the 1872 Cup.

The Murrayfield outfit lost the first leg 16-6 at Scotstoun last week, but defeated their rivals 20-8 in the home second leg to win 26-24 on aggregate and lift the trophy.

Furthermore, they grabbed vital points in their bid to make the European Cup slots in the Guinness Pro12. They move up one place to seventh in the league on 24 points.

Tim Visser was the hero for Edinburgh, scoring two first-half tries, while Sam Hidalgo-Clyne kicked ten points. Glasgow responded with a Finn Russell penalty and an unconverted Niko Matawalu try, but that wasn’t enough to deny Edinburgh victory and the 1872 Cup.