The ancient inter-city rugby rivalry between Edinburgh and Glasgow will be given an extra leg to make it a best of three series.
Following the Pro14 expansion this season, the teams will now face each other three times and these games will be used to resolve the fate of the cup.
Edinburgh host the opening leg of the 1872 Cup this Saturday 23rd December at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 5.10pm) and in a welcome return to the festive back-back matches the sides will play the return leg a week later at Scotstoun on Saturday 30 December (kick-off 3.15pm). The third leg of the series will take place on the final week of the regular season (27/28/29 April) back at BT Murrayfield, which Glasgow fans may or may not be delighted about.
Should the series be tied – it happens, just ask the Lions – the 1872 Cup winner will be determined by aggregate score across all three games, followed by most tries and then total points scored. If we are still deadlocked after that, the holder will retain the trophy.
There is talk of a record crowd for the first leg and the second leg at Scotstoun will be a sellout as usual. The only question remaining is, who will win? We’ll take a look at that later in the week when the teams are announced on Thursday.
To keep you going, you can watch Edinburgh v Krasny Yar, possibly in Russian:
(thanks to Rich for the link)