Scottish Rugby is offering clubs throughout the country the chance to preserve a piece of the game’s history.
Yesterday was the end of an era at Murrayfield as the steel rugby posts on the international pitch were dismantled for the last time. It’s understood the posts had 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.
As part of the occasion, the public thronged on to the international pitch and had the chance to kick a goal through the historic posts for the last time. Many also made a donation to Scottish Rugby’s family of charities – Murrayfield Centenary Fund, Bill McLaren Foundation, Hearts & Balls and Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
Scotland’s cap and points’ record-holder Chris Paterson and two other celebrated Scotland players, Gavin Hastings and Duncan Hodge, were on hand yesterday, too, to pass on tips to young and old alike.
Now the posts have been dismantled – to be replaced by an aluminium set – all clubs in Scotland are being invited to enter a competition to have the chance to win the famous old posts for their own club.
Chris Paterson 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 us in 50 words or less why they should be the new home for the famous posts, the more creative your entry, the better, so let your imagination run riot!
Chris will chair a panel of three players who graced the Murrayfield turf and will choose the winning entry.
Entries should be submitted via email to [email protected] and the closing date to make your submission is by 5pm on Friday 7 June.
So, get your thinking caps on to be in with the chance to help the legend live on!