Edinburgh-Krasny Yar moved to Murrayfield due to frozen Myreside pitch

Edinburgh's European Challenge Cup match against Krasny Yar has been moved to BT Murrayfield as a result of an unplayable pitch at Myreside.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 2:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 2:18 pm
Edinburgh's match with Russian side Krasny Yar will be played at BT Murrayfield. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The pitch at the Watsonians ground is frozen, and despite protection measures in place, the freezing temperatures over the past few days have slowed any improvement to the playing surface.

With the weather forecast showing little change for the better Edinburgh, along with Krasny Yar and tournament organisers EPCR, took the decision to play the tie at BT Murrayfield to ensure the match goes ahead as scheduled.

The undersoil heating at Murrayfield has been turned on since Edinburgh’s 50-20 win over London Irish, as part of the club’s contingency plan.

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Blair Kinghorn in action for Edinburgh at Myreside against Ospreys. Picture: SNS Group

The match will kick off at 7.35pm, and Edinburgh Rugby have stressed that all existing match tickets remain valid, and briefs will continue to be available for online purchase up until the kick-off.

Blair Kinghorn in action for Edinburgh at Myreside against Ospreys. Picture: SNS Group