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Storm Frank forces Glasgow to switch home clash with Edinburgh to BT Murrayfield

Published 31/12/2015

BT Murrayfield will host the second leg of the 1872 Cup
BT Murrayfield will host the second leg of the 1872 Cup

Storm Frank has forced Glasgow to switch their home clash with Edinburgh to BT Murrayfield.

The second leg of the annual 1872 Cup - which doubles as a Guinness Pro12 fixture - has been moved from Scotstoun to the capital because of a waterlogged pitch and predictions of more bad weather ahead of Saturday's encounter.

Glasgow lost the first leg 23-11 at Murrayfield last weekend and the development is a further blow to their chances of regaining the 1872 Cup.

Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys said: "We're disappointed that the game cannot go ahead at Scotstoun as originally planned and all efforts were made to get the game on.

"However, after unprecedented rainfall over the last couple of days we wanted to make an early decision to help our supporters make appropriate plans and ensure the game went ahead this weekend.

"We investigated a number of options, however BT Murrayfield was the only stadium which allowed us to play the game on the same day and time, with a large enough capacity.

"It's not an ideal situation going back to Edinburgh, but we need to get the game played and we'll do everything we can to make this a Glasgow home game.

"We're working on a travel plan and we will communicate directly with all our supporters who have bought a ticket for this match.

"We would encourage supporters to make the trip to Edinburgh and get behind the team, for what is an extremely important fixture."

Glasgow say all tickets sold for Scotstoun will still be valid for Saturday's game with further information to follow.

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