Glasgow'S Boost For University Rugby

Glasgow Rugby have given the universities" game in Scotland a huge boost by inviting students to play a game as an overture to a major professional contest. That was the complimentary reaction of Graham Kilgour, the SRU's university co-ordinator, when he commented on the double-header in which Glasgow University and Strathclyde University will play their Glasgow and District League game as the curtain-raiser before the Celtic League match against Munster at Hughenden on Saturday evening."It's a fantastic opportunity for the students to play on the big stage, hopefully in front of a good crowd," Kilgour remarked. "Also, I hope the supporters of both teams will be an advantage to Glasgow in their game against Munster.'david Jordan, Glasgow Rugby's chief executive, was equally enthusiastic. "Universities have a valuable role in Scottish rugby, on and off the pitch," he said. "We are therefore pleased to give the Glasgow and Strathclyde students this opportunity to play on a high-profile platform before one of our key Celtic League games."Glasgow University and Strathclyde will have a 5.00 kick-off. The Celtic League match will follow at 7.30.Glasgow Rugby have already done much to attract students to Saturday's double-header as well as the Celtic League match against Ulster a week later, also at Hughenden. Last week 5000 free tickets for those two games were handed out to Glasgow, Strathclyde, Caledonian, and Paisley universities" freshers.Glasgow Rugby have given the universities" game in Scotland a huge boost by inviting students to play a game as an overture to a major professional contest. That was the complimentary reaction of Graham Kilgour, the SRU's university co-ordinator, when he commented on the double-header in which Glasgow University and Strathclyde University will play their Glasgow and District League game as the curtain-raiser before the Celtic League match against Munster at Hughenden on Saturday evening."It's a fantastic opportunity for the students to play on the big stage, hopefully in front of a good crowd," Kilgour remarked. "Also, I hope the supporters of both teams will be an advantage to Glasgow in their game against Munster.'david Jordan, Glasgow Rugby's chief executive, was equally enthusiastic. "Universities have a valuable role in Scottish rugby, on and off the pitch," he said. "We are therefore pleased to give the Glasgow and Strathclyde students this opportunity to play on a high-profile platform before one of our key Celtic League games."Glasgow University and Strathclyde will have a 5.00 kick-off. The Celtic League match will follow at 7.30.Glasgow Rugby have already done much to attract students to Saturday's double-header as well as the Celtic League match against Ulster a week later, also at Hughenden. Last week 5000 free tickets for those two games were handed out to Glasgow, Strathclyde, Caledonian, and Paisley universities" freshers.