Glasgow and Edinburgh to meet for third time again in PRO14

Edinburgh claimed the 1872 Cup over three legs last season
Edinburgh claimed the 1872 Cup over three legs last season
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THE 1872 Cup will again be contested over three games this forthcoming PRO14 rugby season with Scotstoun hosting the deciding match between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The third leg – and final game of each club’s regular season – will be played at the Warriors’ home ground which will have an increased capacity.

The first two matches will remain as a double-header over the Christmas and New Year period, and will be played at BT Murrayfield and Scotstoun respectively.

Originally played over two legs, the format was altered to three matches following the introduction of South African teams to the PRO14.

Edinburgh won the trophy last year, recording 18-17 and 24-19 wins at Murrayfield, while Glasgow won their home game 17-0.

This term’s Scotstoun decider will be included as part of an Edinburgh season ticket.

Any season-ticket holder unable to attend the match in Glasgow will be offered an additional ticket to any home Edinburgh match of their choice during the 2018/19 campaign.

Last season, the 1872 Cup decider was held on ‘Silver Saturday’ which included the traditional Cup Finals day. This season, fans attending the finals day at BT Murrayfield will be able to watch the Glasgow-Edinburgh match on big screens.