URC announces dates and kick-off times for regular season

Glasgow will get to grips with Benetton in the opening game of the URC season. Image: © Craig Watson. www.craigwatson.co.uk

FRIDAY 16 September will see Franco Smith take charge of Glasgow for the first time in a competitive match when the Warriors travel to Treviso to play his old team Benetton in the very first match of this season’s United Rugby Championship. Edinburgh kick off their campaign the following day when the Dragons visit the DAM Health Stadium. 

Having only issued “weekend of” fixtures last month, the URC  yesterday  announced dates and kick-off times for all 18 rounds of the regular season. As expected, the two 1872 Cup games either side of Christmas will both take place on Fridays.  The Warriors will be at home on 23 December, then Edinburgh will welcome their rivals to BT Murrayfield on the 30th. Both matches kick off at 7.35pm.  

The 18-game regular season goes on all the way to late April, when Edinburgh’s campaign concludes with a match in Belfast against Ulster while Glasgow are at home to Connacht.

URC 2022-23 (all kick-offs UK time)

SEPTEMBER

Fri 16 Benetton v Glasgow Warriors 5.30pm 

Sat 17 Edinburgh v Dragons 7.35pm

Fri 23 Glasgow v Cardiff  7.35pm

Sat 24 Bulls v Edinburgh 2.30pm

OCTOBER
Sat 1 Stormers v Edinburgh 1pm, Ospreys v Glasgow 3.05pm

Fri 7 Edinburgh v Lions 7.35pm

Sat 8 Glasgow v Bulls 7.35pm

Sat 15 Sharks v Glasgow 3.05pm, Edinburgh v Benetton 5.15pm

Sat 22 Zebre v Edinburgh 1pm, Lions v Glasgow 3.05pm

Fri 28 Glasgow v Benetton 7.35pm

Sun 30 Cardiff v Edinburgh 3pm

NOVEMBER

Sat 26 Benetton v Edinburgh 1pm, Leinster v Glasgow 3.15pm

DECEMBER

Fri 2 Edinburgh v Munster 7.35pm

Sat 3 Zebre v Glasgow 1pm

Fri 23 Glasgow v Edinburgh 7.35pm

Fri 30 Edinburgh v Glasgow 7.35pm

JANUARY 2023

Sat 7 Edinburgh v Zebre 3pm

Sun 8 Glasgow v Stormers 3pm

Sat 28 Dragons v Glasgow 3pm, Edinburgh v Sharks 5.15pm

FEBRUARY

Fri 17 Glasgow v Ulster 7.35pm

Sat 18 Scarlets v Edinburgh 5.15pm

MARCH
Fri 3 Glasgow v Zebre 7.35pm

Sat 4 Edinburgh v Leinster 5.05pm

Sat 25 Connacht v Edinburgh 3.05pm, Munster v Glasgow 5.15pm

APRIL

Fri 14 Glasgow v Scarlets 7.35pm

Sat 15 Edinburgh v Ospreys 7.35pm

Fri 21 Ulster v Edinburgh 7.35pm

Sat 22 Glasgow v Connacht 7.35pm

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1 Comment

  1. Last year there was an outcry at the lack of Friday night rugby for Warriors fans. Well this year it is Edinburgh’s turn to lose out on Friday night games. Only two Friday night home games at the DAM. Glasgow have six in comparison. I do think that Friday night rugby has become a popular fixture in the week’s diary, with a majority of mid/late afternoon kick offs, the Saturday games may more directly compete with school, club and family commitments. I hope we have not jeopardised the hard won improvement in atmosphere built last season.

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