Glasgow v Perpignan: Challenge Cup clash moved to Murrayfield

"The sustained cold weather has meant maintaining a playable surface is not possible," says Warriors managing director Al Kellock

The playing surface at Scotstoun was buried under rubber pellets at the start of the week in an effort to ward off the frost.
The playing surface at Scotstoun was buried under rubber pellets at the start of the week in an effort to ward off the frost.

FRIDAY night’s European Challenge Cup clash between Glasgow Warriors and USA Perpignan has been moved from Scotstoun to Murrayfield in order to ensure the game goes ahead despite the arctic conditions which have wreaked havoc across Scotland this week.

“The club’s ground and operations team, along with the support of Scottish Rugby’s ground team have worked tirelessly on the pitch at Scotstoun over the past few days,” said Glasgow Warriors Managing Director Al Kellock. “However, the sustained cold weather has meant maintaining a playable surface is not possible.

“I am thankful to everyone who has worked extremely hard to ensure we have done all that possible to get the game on at Scotstoun, however unfortunately the weather has beaten us.


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“Playing this game is a priority and we are grateful to Scottish Rugby for making the pitch at BT Murrayfield available to us at short notice. We understand that this option doesn’t suit everyone, particularly considering the ongoing train strikes, and for that reason we are now looking at what provisions we can make for getting to and from the game easier.

“We continue to look forward to finalising our preparations for Friday’s match and playing Perpignan for the very first time.”

The club is now working through the various logistics required to ensure the game goes ahead, including if buses can be provided to transport ticket holders from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Season ticket holders and match ticket purchasers will receive full details about their options from the club  tomorrow. This fixture is now off sale and will go back online on Thursday for supporters to purchase match tickets.


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    • “The club is now working through the various logistics required to ensure the game goes ahead, including if buses can be provided to transport ticket holders from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

      “Season ticket holders and match ticket purchasers will receive full details about their options from the club tomorrow. This fixture is now off sale and will go back online on Thursday for supporters to purchase match tickets.”

  1. “we are grateful to Scottish Rugby for making the pitch at BT Murrayfield available”

    strange statement which realistically says:
    I am grateful to my employer for allowing their own wholly owned professional franchise team to use a pitch which they also own

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    • Come no Pegj – these uncouth oiks from the West cannot be allowed to infect the good burghers of fair Dunedin too often. Sets a bad example you know.

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