Tag: 1872 Cup

One of the oldest club/district rivalries in world rugby between Edinburgh and Glasgow, celebrated by an annual competition between the two pro sides. Traditionally this took place over the festive period, although since the PRO14 league it is now played over the best of three legs including a festive double-header.

Glasgow Warriors 17 – 12 Edinburgh Rugby

The deciding 1872 Cup game. The atmosphere was charged, even if some heads were sore. It was dark, but the fans expected more fire. Of course those expectations were founded on the belief that Glasgow had named a team as strong as they could whilst Edinburgh, with one eye on future fixtures in the Heineken Cup and the next RaboDirect game against an Ulster team that hammered Munster a few days ago, had set out to play their second string from the start. What happened in this game, though, was something short of incendiary.

The Hangover: 1872 Part II

Glasgow are trying to cultivate a party atmosphere ahead of the deciding 1872 Cup fixture. On New Year’s Day there will be a George Square party, situated at the Winter Cafe Bar, and good vibes will be pumped out through player appearances (before 4pm), tunes and a wee swally.

Glasgow are trying to imbue positivity. Drink and dancing are just added extras.

The 1872 Stalemate

You’ll have gotten up today and sat down at your breakfast table, poured some juice, spread over some slightly charred toast and opened your paper. Looked at the sports section. You’ll see that Edinburgh drew with Glasgow at home 23-23. You’ll see that the attendance was 13,240. You’ll smile and, like Scott Johnson, you’ll think, “Wow! Scottish rugby looks like it’s going well.”

For several reasons you would be right.