2023 Edinburgh Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

Edinburgh Vs. Glasgow Warriors: Live Updates From Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh Vs. Glasgow Warriors: Live Updates From Murrayfield Stadium

Stay tuned for live updates, as the Glasgow Warriors clash with Edinburgh Rugby in a thrilling United Rugby Championship showdown for the 1872 Cup.

Dec 30, 2023 by Philip Bendon
Edinburgh Vs. Glasgow Warriors: Live Updates From Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh and Glasgow face off for the second week in a row, this time battling for the 1872 Cup in a fixture that is set to break attendance records with over 33,000 spectators at Murrayfield. 

The stakes are high, with Glasgow seeking to replicate last season's back-to-back victories, after a convincing 22-10 win at home last week. 

Glasgow's eyes are set on reclaiming the top spot in the United Rugby Championship, making this clash pivotal. Meanwhile, Edinburgh, currently seventh in the table, faces a challenging task, as the festive double-header will determine the winner of the prestigious 1872 Cup. 

Last week's match at Scotstoun saw Glasgow emerge victorious, despite Edinburgh's persistent possession in the first half. 

Edinburgh's captain, Grant Gilchrist, found himself in the sin bin, allowing Glasgow to secure two tries and turn the tide in its favor. 

Edinburgh's senior head coach, Sean Everitt, praised his team's defensive efforts but acknowledged the need to address consecutive penalties. With Glasgow extending its league advantage, Edinburgh aims to close the 12-point deficit and lift the cup, banking on strong support from the passionate crowd. 

"We defended really well, we won the territory battle and put ourselves in good position at times on the field," Everitt said. "We've got to take the positives out of it, and obviously for us, the big work is on the consecutive penalties that we gave away."

Both teams have made strategic changes, and with tickets in high demand, the atmosphere at Murrayfield is expected to be electric. 

The significance of this renowned derby is not lost on the players and coaches, emphasizing the importance of discipline and individual battles on the field. 

As the rugby world turns its attention to Murrayfield, fans eagerly await a fierce and captivating showdown, with the outcome poised to shape the trajectory of both teams in the United Rugby Championship.

Edinburgh Rugby Vs. Glasgow Warriors Lineups

Edinburgh Rugby: Wes Goosen, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, Matt Currie, Duhan van der Merwe, Ben Healy, Ali Price, Pierre Schoeman, Ewan Ashman, WP Nel, Glen Young, Grant Gilchrist (CAPT), Luke Crosbie, Jamie Ritchie, Viliame Mata

Replacements: Dave Cherry, Boan Venter, D’Arcy Rae, Marshall Sykes, Hamish Watson, Ben Vellacott, Cammy Scott, Emiliano Boffelli

Glasgow Warriors: Josh McKay, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu (CAPT), Stafford McDowall, Kyle Rowe, Tom Jordan, George Horne, Jamie Bhatti, Johnny Matthews, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Richie Gray, Thomas Gordon, Rory Darge, Ally Miller

Replacements: George Turner, Nathan McBeth, Oli Kebble, Greg Peterson, Max Williamson, Henco Venter, Ben Afshar, Ross Thompson

Match Officials For Edinburgh Rugby Vs. Glasgow Warriors

  • Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 76th league game)
  • AR 1: Jonny Perriam (SRU) AR 2: Finlay Brown (SRU)
  • TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

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Here is the weekly schedule: 

  • Week 1: Oct. 21-22
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Times are to be announced. 

When Are The 2024 United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15.

Times are to be announced. 

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The URC Final is scheduled for June 22. 

Who Won The United Rugby Championship In 2023?

Munster beat the DHL Stormers 19-14 on May 27 in South Africa to win its third URC final overall and first since 2011. 

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Edinburgh Vs. Glasgow: Live Updates

Min 0: Here we go; action for the second instalment of the 1872 Cup is underway here at a busy Murrayfield.

Min 3: Glasgow has come out firing once again this weekend and is putting Edinburgh under all kinds of pressure off the bat.

Min 7: TRY! The Warriors get on top through Johnny Matthews, and George Horne adds the extras. EDI 0 - GLA 7.

Min 26: TRY! Edinburgh is right back in this one! Ben Healy throws a deft floating pass over the top to an on-charging Darcy Graham. Glasgow infringes, and Graham goes quickly up the right-hand touchline. Edinburgh secured quick ball and shifted it wide for Matt Currie to get low and cross in the corner. Healy misses the conversion, but it is game on! EDI 5 - GLA 7.

Min 29: Glasgow is back at it and putting Edinburgh under pressure, having sustained a long-range run by No. 8 Bill Mata. This has been a cracking derby clash so far!

Min 34: Penalty to Glasgow, and they go for the corner through Tom Jordan, who finds a beautiful touch just five meters out.

Min 36: Penalty again to the Warriors, who come agonizingly close twice! Sione Tuipulotu puts in a grubber kick, but nobody is running on, so we go again with another Warriors line-out.

Min 37: An opportunity missed there for Glasgow, which goes long in the line-out, but it is not straight for Ali Miller from Matthews. Scrum to Edinburgh in what feels like a big win for them.

Halftime Report

It has been end-to-end stuff at BT Murrayfield, with the Warriors holding a narrow two-point lead. 

Glasgow came out like a house on fire and was rewarded early, as hooker Johnny Matthews dove over in the seventh minute. 

It would take Edinburgh the guts of 20 minutes to get its first points, but the score was well worth the wait. 

Fly-half Ben Healy and winger Darcy Graham would spark the action down the right-hand touchline, before the ball went across the park to Marr Currie, who got low and dove over next to the left-hand corner flag. 

The next 13 minutes would see both sides have several opportunities, with Edinburgh No. 8 Bill Mata making a long-range break, only to see the ball turned over. From here, it would be all Glasgow attempting two driving mauls from close range only to be held out. 

The stage is firmly set for what should be a crackerjack second half.

Min 40: We are back underway here at Murrayfield, and the match returns to its breakneck pace immediately.

Min 41: Worrying signs here for Glasgow, as Johnny Matthews goes down and needs some medical attention.

Min 42: Penalty - a very kickable opportunity here for Edinburgh, as the Warriors are off their feet. Ben Healy goes for the corner instead of the posts.

Min 43: Edinburgh is making all of the early runs here and is being rewarded with an advantage right on the Glasgow 5-meter line.

Min 46: There are more issues here for Edinburgh, as Currie drops the ball cold, and the pressure is off the Warriors, who now have a scrum.

Min 47: Mata could be in trouble here, as he put in what looks to be a high shot on Josh McKay. Mike Adamson is checking it and has said he doesn't see it as a high degree of danger. It is just a penalty to Edinburgh.

Min 49: Ali Price is having a strong day out against his former team and is turning the screw on the Warriors with pinpoint box kicks. McKay knocks on and Edinburgh have a scrum 5m out.

Min 50: Penalty to Edinburgh, as Huw Jones gets stuck on the wrong side of the ruck. Jamie Ritchie pins his Scottish teammate into the ruck, and Edinburgh decides to take the points through Ben Healy.

Min 52: PENLATY! Healy slots it, and Edinburgh has its first lead of the day, while the Warriors make three substitutions. EDI 8 - GLA 7.

Min 57: A BARNBURSTING BREAK from Duhan van der Merwe, who torches the Warriors before finding Price, who in turn, finds Grant Gilchrist. Edinburgh gets within five meters, before knocking on. Glasgow's injury issues continue, as Thomas Gordon leaves the action.

Min 57: USA Eagle international Greg Peterson enters the match for his final appearance for Glasgow before heading to San Diego and the MLR.

Min 58: Glasgow has decided to go aerial here and nearly is rewarded, as Wes Goosen loses the ball. Edinburgh is kicking out from its goal line, as Duhan van der Merwe beats Scott Cummings to the ball from a Warriors kick-through.

Min 59: TRY! The Warriors are back on top! Stafford McDowall does it all, barging through the Edinburgh defense. Captain Sione Tuipulotu gave McDowall a beautiful soft offload, before McDowall barged through and Horne converts. EDI 8 - GLA 14.

Min 64: Penalty; Edinburgh has some options, as it's playing with advantage, only for Mata to knock on. Healy is going for posts to try to close back within three points.

Min 64: Healy knocks it over, and the game is back on a knife edge... EDI 11 - GLA 14.

Min 70: Glasgow is putting on a tactical masterclass here, continually pushing Edinburgh back with clever kicks. Edinburgh has called on its world-class Argentinean international winger Emiliano Boffelli to add a spark from the bench.

Min 71: A GAME BREAKING MOMENT! Darcy Graham wins a turnover and finds Duhan van der Merwe, who goes the full length of the pitch to score and get Edinburgh back in front! Brilliant score from the hosts! Healy misses the conversion. EDI 16 - GLA 14.

Min 67: Penalty to Edinburgh, and Healy will go for a goal to burn some clock and take the score out to a five-point lead.

Min 77: PENALTY! Healy Slots it - EDI 19 - GLA 14.

Min 80: And there we have it! Edinburgh gets it done in dramatic fashion, but it is Glasgow taking the 1872 Cup on a points difference. 

What a spectacle that was from two superb sides! We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the fixture. 

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