Edinburgh fans face New Year’s Day trip to Glasgow

The rugby derby is always hotly contested. Picture: Toby Williams

The rugby derby is always hotly contested. Picture: Toby Williams

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Edinburgh Rugby fans will have to travel to Scotstoun for a 6.05pm kick-off on New Year’s Day to see the side tackle local rivals Glasgow Warriors in the Rabo Direct Pro 12.

On the last occasion the teams met on that date, there were travel difficulties to be negotiated and early indications are it will be no easier to utilise public transport this time round.

According to a schedule of fixtures to be televised by BBC Alba and released today, Edinburgh away games at Munster, Cardiff, Ospreys and Ulster are being broadcast ‘live’ as well as a Murrayfield match against Leinster (December 20) while the home leg of the 1872 Cup against Glasgow which has been set for Boxing Day with a 3.05pm kick off.

A total of 14 matches involving Edinburgh and Glasgow will be shown across the opening 12 rounds of the league.