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Murrayfield chosen to host PRO12's 2016 showpiece

by Staff Reporter

The Guinness PRO12 final will take place outside of Ireland for the first time this season after yesterday's announcement that Edinburgh's Murrayfield will host the showpiece on May 28, 2016.

This is the second time a tender process has been used to decide upon a destination - Belfast was chosen as the host city last year - and previous finals had been staged based on the league's final standings.

Last season, Glasgow beat Munster in front of a sold-out crowd of over 17,000 spectators but the home of Scottish rugby has a capacity of almost 68,000 and organisers will be hoping that a longer lead-in allows for an increase in ticket sales.

All 12 of the league's teams were encouraged to tender an offer with the Scottish capital coming out a clear winner.

Tournament director David Jordan said: "This is another important step in showcasing our fantastic competition to a larger attendance. Our last six finals were truly memorable rugby spectacles and we look forward to welcoming fans to Edinburgh."

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, September 15 from scottishrugby.org

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