Silver Saturday set to break records as club and professional rugby come together #AsOne

Silver Saturday (28 April) – a showcase of the best of Scottish club and professional rugby – is on course to break two attendance records this weekend as supporters of all levels of the game come out in force #AsOne.

The day combines six BT Cup Finals Day matches with the deciding leg of the 1872 Cup between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors for the first time.

The event has already sold over 20,000 tickets and is projected to surpass the record attendance for both the 1872 Cup and BT Cup Finals Day.

Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer Dominic McKay spoke to Scottish Rugby TV

The current record for an 1872 Cup match was set earlier this season, in December, when 23,833 came to BT Murrayfield to cheer on the sideswhile 23,345 supporters watched the 1998 BT Cup Finals.

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Large numbers of fans from across the country are expected to travel to the national stadium as 12 club sides battle it out for silverware.

Six teams are targeting League/Cup doubles with Melrose, Hillhead/Jordanhill, Hawick Harlequins, Carrick, Oban Lorne and Wigtownshire all already confirmed as league champions.

Stirling County and Watsonians who play Melrose and Hillhead/Jordanhill respectively both make their first appearances in the top-tier domestic finals.

In the professional game Edinburgh Rugby can secure their first ever Guinness PRO14 play-offs if they take any points from their clash with Conference A toppers Glasgow Warriors.

Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer Dominic McKay said: “We are delighted to be hosting the inaugural Silver Saturday this weekend.

We’ve been blown away by the interest from the Scottish rugby public. We’ve got over 21,000 tickets sold already so it promises to be a remarkable day.

“As ever at BT Murrayfield, we try to put on a great event so there’s an opportunity for supporters to dip in and out of the finals themselves and enjoy any game that they wish.

“It’s fantastic that so many local supporters will be joining in this festival of club and professional rugby #AsOne.

“It should be a cracking day of rugby and a cracking opportunity for the best of Scottish rugby to be showcased here at BT Murrayfield.”

Dominic McKay spoke to Scottish Rugby TV: