Friday night lights for new social rugby scene

Edinburgh Rugby today launched a Friday night social rugby scene on the back pitches of Murrayfield Stadium.

‘Play On’ is a new, monthly pitch-up and play event for adults, and is designed to offer an easy rugby outlet for those who can’t commit to regular training and playing.

Edinburgh Rugby forwards coach and Play On ambassador, Stevie Scott, lifted the Veterans’ 7s trophy in Dubai in 2012 with a host of fellow former internationalists and was delighted the club are creating more opportunities for people to stay in the game.

He said: “The Play On event is shaping up to be a great night and everyone is welcome.

You can come along and play some rugby, have a meal and a drink after and be home in time to enjoy the rest of your weekend. It’s really that straight forward.”

- - Assistant coach and Play On ambassador, Stevie Scott

For just £3 per person, Play On offers the opportunity for small sided, full-contact rugby games for groups of friends, colleagues or local rugby players, and includes a post match meal.

Edinburgh Rugby development manager, Doc McKelvey, said: “We know that people’s lives are busier than ever, and sometimes that means sacrifices have to be made.

“Our Play On pilot gives adults the opportunity to stay involved in the sport and have fun with their mates without too much commitment, while we’ve also had interest from local clubs who can’t quite find the numbers or enough games for their 2nd and 3rd XVs.”

The first Play On event will kick off in a fortnight’s time (Friday 28 March, 6.30pm-8pm) – with plenty of free parking for participants – and will continue on the last Friday of every month.

Essential info...

For more information visit:

Play On - Murrayfield training pitches

Confirmed dates: Friday 28 March; Friday 25 April; Friday 30 May
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Cost: £3 per person, includes rugby and a meal following the games
Games: Full contact, short, small sided games on small pitches


Groups– please email [email protected] with approximate group size.

Individuals – if you can, please register in advance by emailing [email protected], however you’ll still be welcome if you pitch up on the night