Glasgow Rugby Welcome Australia'S Visit To Hampden

Glasgow Rugby welcome this afternoon's news that Scotland are to play an international match at Hampden Park as one of the Abbey Autumn Tests. The match against Australia, Rugby World Cup finalists, will be played on Saturday 20 November with a 2.45pm kick-off.Bill Nolan, chairman of Glasgow Rugby, greeted the news with enthusiasm. 'this announcement is another great piece of news for Glasgow, coming as it does on the back of the very successful IRB Under 21 World Championship earlier this year and the recent announcement about the redevelopment of Scotstoun Stadium. It demonstrates clearly the benefits that can be derived from working closely with public-sector partners, and, in this instance, we are very grateful for the continuing support of Glasgow City Council in enabling us to stage an international Test match at Hampden," Mr Nolan said.'such a high-profile event will not only promote rugby within Glasgow but across the entire district, and I am confident that rugby supporters in this part of Scotland will turn out in large numbers, particularly as no club rugby will be played that day. The BT Cup games that weekend have already been scheduled by the Championship Committee for the Sunday.'david Jordan, Glasgow Rugby's chief executive, also expressed pleasure at the news as well as adding his appreciation of the City of Glasgow Council's ongoing backing for rugby. "We continue to enjoy the support of Glasgow City Council, whose investment in world-class amenities such as the strength and conditioning facility at the Palace of Arts has provided Glasgow Rugby with a significant edge for the development of rugby in the district."November's Hampden match will be the third rugby international that Scotland have played there - and the Scots have won both previous games. The most recent was the 1999 international against Romania, when Scotland won by 60-19, and they also beat South Africa by 6-0 in 1906. The 1999 Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and Uruguay also was played at Hampden. (In 1896 Scotland beat England at a stadium known as Hampden Park. But that was a different ground, about a mile from the current Hampden. It later became Cathkin Park, Third Lanark FC's home, after Queen's Park FC moved to the present Hampden site.)International rugby in Glasgow has also been played at Hamilton Crescent, home of West of Scotland Cricket Club. That ground in Patrick hosted four rugby internationals between 1873 and 1885.(More news about the Scotland v Australia international at Hampden Park and the other Abbey Autumn Tests can be found on Scottish Rugby's website - www.scottishrugby.org.Glasgow Rugby welcome this afternoon's news that Scotland are to play an international match at Hampden Park as one of the Abbey Autumn Tests. The match against Australia, Rugby World Cup finalists, will be played on Saturday 20 November with a 2.45pm kick-off.Bill Nolan, chairman of Glasgow Rugby, greeted the news with enthusiasm. 'this announcement is another great piece of news for Glasgow, coming as it does on the back of the very successful IRB Under 21 World Championship earlier this year and the recent announcement about the redevelopment of Scotstoun Stadium. It demonstrates clearly the benefits that can be derived from working closely with public-sector partners, and, in this instance, we are very grateful for the continuing support of Glasgow City Council in enabling us to stage an international Test match at Hampden," Mr Nolan said.'such a high-profile event will not only promote rugby within Glasgow but across the entire district, and I am confident that rugby supporters in this part of Scotland will turn out in large numbers, particularly as no club rugby will be played that day. The BT Cup games that weekend have already been scheduled by the Championship Committee for the Sunday.'david Jordan, Glasgow Rugby's chief executive, also expressed pleasure at the news as well as adding his appreciation of the City of Glasgow Council's ongoing backing for rugby. "We continue to enjoy the support of Glasgow City Council, whose investment in world-class amenities such as the strength and conditioning facility at the Palace of Arts has provided Glasgow Rugby with a significant edge for the development of rugby in the district."November's Hampden match will be the third rugby international that Scotland have played there - and the Scots have won both previous games. The most recent was the 1999 international against Romania, when Scotland won by 60-19, and they also beat South Africa by 6-0 in 1906. The 1999 Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and Uruguay also was played at Hampden. (In 1896 Scotland beat England at a stadium known as Hampden Park. But that was a different ground, about a mile from the current Hampden. It later became Cathkin Park, Third Lanark FC's home, after Queen's Park FC moved to the present Hampden site.)International rugby in Glasgow has also been played at Hamilton Crescent, home of West of Scotland Cricket Club. That ground in Patrick hosted four rugby internationals between 1873 and 1885.(More news about the Scotland v Australia international at Hampden Park and the other Abbey Autumn Tests can be found on Scottish Rugby's website - www.scottishrugby.org.