Get ready for rugby return
Everything you need to know about this Saturday's return to rugby for Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby, including how to watch and enjoy the game from home.
This Saturday will see the first professional club rugby match in Scotland for almost six months, as Glasgow Warriors take on Edinburgh Rugby in the 1872 Cup decider at BT Murrayfield. The sides will meet again the following week in the final regular Guinness PRO14 fixture of the season.
Saturday 22 August: Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby (kick-off 5.15pm)
Friday 28 August: Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 7.35pm)
Both teams will be announced at 12pm BST on Friday.
Glasgow Warriors new coaching staff will face their first test this Friday. Marking the start of Danny Wilson’s reign as Head Coach, joining fellow new additions Jonny Bell and Kelly Brown in the coaching box.
Look out for the team news from Glasgow Warriors on Friday over on their social media channels, when Danny will name his starting XV.
To qualify for there semi-finals, Glasgow Warriors need to win both derbies with bonus points and rely on Ulster losing both of their games and not picking up any points, against Connacht and Leinster.
Edinburgh Rugby will also be sharing their team news on Friday, keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for that breaking news.
Richard Cockerill's side only need to pick up one point from their two games against Glasgow Warriors to qualify for the knockout stages – and that is presuming that third-placed Scarlets pick up maximum points from their matches against Cardiff and Dragons.
Follow the action on the Edinburgh Rugby Match Centre on Saturday for pre-match build-up and in-game updates.
Edinburgh have also launched #OurHomeSupport, a new online content campaign, aimed at bringing the club and their supporters together, and giving fans the opportunity to be part of the journey as the 2019/20 season returns.
With a number of fun, interactive pieces of content, supporters can still get that matchday buzz, even if they can’t be at the game in person. Check out edinburghrugby.org for more information.
The 1872 Cup will be decided this weekend with the series currently level 1-1 following the first two matches earlier in the season.
Glasgow Warriors won the opening leg at Scotstoun (20-16), before the capital outfit evened the series with a 29-19 win at BT Murrayfield.
Edinburgh will be looking to lift the 1872 Cup for the third straight season having won the inter-city series in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Watch on Premier Sports
Saturday’s match between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield will be shown live and exclusively on Premier Sports (kick-off 5.15pm).
The Guinness PRO14 rugby returns this weekend and Premier Sports is celebrating with a special offer for rugby supporters to watch every game live for the remainder of this season and next - for just 50p a game.
Premier Sports has teamed up with Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh to create a unique new £80 Premier Sports annual offer for new customers to watch this season and next. Each new rugby supporter signing up via this special offer on Sky and the Premier Player will earn £10 for their favourite team from Premier Sports as a contribution to clubs during difficult times. Check out glasgowwarriors.org or edinburghrugby.org for more information.
Premier Sports is the home of Guinness PRO14 and as games take place behind closed doors will be the only place for rugby fans to watch a dozen dazzling derby games and the Final Series live as the 2019/20 season concludes.
Bringing supporters every second of live PRO14 action in the comfort of their own homes over the next two weeks with will be a star-studded team with rugby talent Shane Williams, Stephen Ferris, Jim Hamilton, Sean Holley, Andrew Trimble, Chris Patterson, Tom Shanklin, Philippa Tuttiett, Alastair Kellock, Bernard Jackman, Rory Lawson and Matthew Rees hosted by presenters Ross Harries, Dougie Vipond and Graham Little plus reporters Emma Doods, Lauren Jenkins, Paul Marshall, Owain Gwynedd and Jenny Drummond and commentators Eddie Butler, Mark Robson, Rory Hamilton, Wyn Gruffydd, Ryle Nugent and Rhys Ap Williams.