Scottish Rugby is offering clubs throughout the country the chance to preserve a piece of the game’s history.
More than 1,000 supporters, young and old, some suited, others definitely booted, took to the international pitch at Murrayfield today at what was the end of an era.
The steel rugby posts on the international pitch, which have been in place for more than 30 years – so were there when Scotland won the Grand Slams in 1984 and 1990 and the last ever Five Nations Championship in 1999 – were dismantled for the last time.
Chris Paterson, Duncan Hodge and Gavin Hastings joined the throng and passed on tips before fittingly, Mossy, Scotland’s cap and points record holder, landed the final kick through these set of posts.
Now the posts are dismantled, all clubs in Scotland are being invited to enter a competition to have the chance to win the historic uprights for their own club and Chris and the Scottish Rugby ground-staff will travel to that club in the new season to deliver them in style.
Clubs simply have to tell Scottish Rugby in 50 words or less why they should be the new home for the famous posts. Chris will chair a panel of three players who graced the Murrayfield turf and will choose the winning entry.