2023 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Edinburgh Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Edinburgh Rugby has a new coach and renewed mission to finish in the top-eight of the United Rugby Championship standings after down season.

Oct 20, 2023 by Joe Harrington

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After a 12th-place finish in the United Rugby Championship, Edinburgh Rugby has gone through some wholesale changes to the club as it enters the new 2023-2024 URC season. 

Out is former coach Mike Blair. In is Sean Everitt, the former Hollywoodbets Sharks head coach.

Everitt had success across his 15 seasons with Sharks, including three years as the head coach. He took the Sharks to a pair of Currie Cup finals while coaching them in URC, Super Rugby and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions. 

The new era for Edinburgh Rugby comes after a 6-0-12 season and begins on Oct. 21 against Welsh club RFC Dragons.

Here’s what to know about Edinburgh Rugby. 

Edinburgh Rugby Schedule 2023-2024

For more schedule information, times and date changes, visit the Edinburgh Rugby FloRugby page.

  • Week 1: Dragons vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 2: Edinburgh Rugby vs Golden Lions
  • Week 3: Leinster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 4: Edinburgh Rugby vs Connacht Rugby
  • Week 5: Edinburgh Rugby vs Blue Bulls
  • Week 6: Edinburgh Rugby vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 7: Ulster Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 8: Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 9: Edinburgh Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors
  • Week 10: Zebre Parma vs Edinburgh
  • Week 11: Edinburgh Rugby vs Ospreys Rugby
  • Week 12: DHL Stormers vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 13: Sharks vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 14: Edinburgh Rugby vs Scarlets
  • Week 15: Cardiff vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 16: Edinburgh Rugby vs Zebre Parma
  • Week 17: Edinburgh Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 18: Benetton Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Quarterfinals?

The URC quarterfinals are June 7-8. Currently there are three games scheduled for June 8 and one on June 7. 

Times are to be announced. 

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15.

Times are to be announced. 

When is the United Rugby Championship Grand Final?

The URC Final is scheduled for June 22. 

Edinburgh Rugby Odds Of Winning URC Grand Final

Edinburgh Rugby has the eighth-best odds to win the URC Grand Final at 50-to-1. 

Who Is The Best Player For Edinburgh Rugby? It’s Darcy Graham

The URC listed the top 100 players entering the 2023-2024 season. Darcy Graham, a wing, was ranked as the No. 16 player in the league. 

Overall, there were three Edinburgh players on the list, including: 

  • No. 75 Sam Skinner, second row
  • No. 79, David Cherry, hooker

New Players On The Edinburgh Rugby Roster

New signings: Ben Healy (Munster), Robin Hislop (Saracens), Javan Sebastian (Scarlets), Mikey Jones (Academy), Harry Paterson (Academy), Cameron Scott (Academy), Scott Steele (Harlequins), Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks), Nathan Sweeney (Academy), Tom Dodd (Coventry), Mitch Eadie (Toronto Arrows), Tim Swiel (Toyota Industries Shuttles Aichi), D'Arcy Rae (Montpellier), Cameron Neild (Glasgow Warriors).

Where is Edinburgh Rugby Based?

The team is, obviously, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their home grounds are Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, also known as Hive Stadium. The club will play bigger matches at Murrayfield Stadium, such as the Dec. 22 and Dec. 30 matches against Glasgow.  

Who Coaches Edinburgh Rugby? It’s Sean Everitt

Sean Everitt was hired this offseason. This is his first time coaching a non-South African team. 

Edinburgh Rugby Will Compete For EPRC Challenge Cup

Edinburgh did not qualify for the Champions Cup and thus will compete in the European Professional Rugby Club Challenge Cup. Edinburgh was the only Scottish team to compete in the Champions Cup in 2022-2023 after a seventh-place finish in the previous URC season. 

They lost to English club Leicester in the Round of 16, 16-6 after going 3-0-1 in pool play. 

The drop off in URC play last season sent them to the EPCR, where they may be poised to win the Challenge Cup. 

Edinburgh faces French club ASM Clermont Auvergne on Dec. 8 at Stade Marcel-Michelin. 

How Edinburgh Rugby Got Its Name 

The club was founded in 1872 and became professional in 1996. They are one of two professional Scottish teams, the other being rival Glasgow Warriors. 

When the Scottish teams became professional squads, they had four clubs, but eventually Edinburgh and Border Reivers merged to form the Edinburgh Reivers before they settled on just Edinburgh Rugby. 

How To Watch Edinburgh Rugby 

All of the Edinburgh Rugby matches in URC and Investec Champions Cup play will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. 

Replays, highlights and archival matches are also available on both platforms. 

How To Watch Rugby Matches In the United States On FloRugby

The URC will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports are also the U.S. home to: 

FloRugby is also home to match archives and match replays. 

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