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Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Event: Scotland v New Zealand rugby
Date: Saturday 18 November, 2017
Kick Off: 5:15pm
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
TV Coverage: Live on BT Sport and BBC
Tickets: Available here

Two titans will collide on Saturday the 18th of November, 2017 when Scotland face the New Zealand All Blacks at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. This will be the second of three autumn internationals to be played by Scotland in 2017. The air is electric with anticipation to see how these two sporting giants battle it out.

Scotland will have their work cut out for them because New Zealand is a very powerful team. The Scots had a disappointing start in the World Cup, losing to Tonga 50-4, while New Zealand beat Samoa 38-8.

That said, Scotland has shown remarkable improvements since the last time they faced New Zealand during the autumn internationals in 2014. Of course, this has strengthened the support from the Scottish fans.

BT Murrayfield is the historic home of Scottish Rugby. This iconic stadium has hosted some of the largest events in sporting history. Stadium seating is available in standard or superior class, and for those who can afford the best seats in the house, the Executive Boxes are there for you to enjoy. This private facility has spectacular views over the pitch and can accommodate up to fourteen seated or twenty standing.

If you would like to attend this highly anticipated game, please plan ahead. For those of you who are travelling from out of town, please be aware that local accommodation will be in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located, with quick access routes to Murray Field. To book please contact us directly: Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

For highlights from the last time these two formidable opponents faced each other on the field, check out this video below.

 

Edinburgh for the sports fan

Murrayfield

Murrayfield, home of Scottish rugby

When people think of Edinburgh, they often think of the architecture, the history, the atmosphere, and the Festival. What people tend to forget is that Edinburgh is a huge sports destination all year round, with two football clubs, rugby, and a host of other events.

The two football clubs dominate the city – Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian are age-old rivals. Their first match-up goes back as far as 1875, which Hearts won 1-0. Hibernian, much like Celtic, originate from Ireland. They were formed by Irish immigrants, and today, Hibs play at Easter Road Stadium in Leith, which is just outside the city limits.

Compared to Celtic and Rangers, the rivalry between Hearts and Hibs is actually quite friendly!

Edinburgh Rugby is one of only two professional rugby union teams in Scotland, and play their home games at the famous Murrayfield Stadium. They are another club with a famous history, having played their first game back in 1872.

Murrayfield is also the stage of one of Rugby’s most famous tournaments, the Six Nations. Every year, Murrayfield is packed out for games against Northern Hemisphere teams, while in the Autumn, you will usually be able to see Australia, New Zealand or South Africa competing in the Autumn Tests.

Scotland’s next fixtures are:

  • Saturday 4th February, England vs Scotland for the Calcutta Cup
  • Saturday 26th February, Scotland vs France

One event you may not have heard of is the New Year Sprint – an open 110m race with a handicap starting system that has taken place since 1870. Professional and amateur sprinters compete for the £4,000 prize at Musselburgh Racecourse, 6 miles to the east of Edinburgh.

Also on feet, the Great Edinburgh Run now takes places in October. Over 10,000 runners take part in the 10k run which passes Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and starts and ends at Holyrood Park.

The community gets together again for the Edinburgh Festival of Sport, which is now three years’ old, but has become a very popular fixture in the city’s sporting calendar. Indeed, the event has spread outside of the city, with activities running throughout the east of Scotland. The event showcases the city’s sports clubs and facilities, encouraging visitors to lead a healthier lifestyle. There’s a cycling Grand Prix, a Moonwalk, and a “Roller Girls Derby”.

As you can see, Edinburgh is a great sporting city. There’s even a Naked Bike Ride, but we won’t go that far!

Don’t forget, if you’re staying in Edinburgh for any of the major sporting events this year, Bed and Breakfast Edinburgh is ready to welcome you – just don’t leave your muddy boots in the lobby!