Edinburgh is one of only two professional rugby clubs in Scotland, with a history of over 145 years.
City and Country: Edinburgh, Scotland.
PRO Rugby Titles: None. Best finish was runners-up in 2009.
Coach: Mike Blair.
Captain: Stuart McInally and Grant Gilchrist.
Stadium: Edinburgh Rugby Stadium.
Edinburgh are one of only two professional rugby clubs in Scotland, with a history of over 145 years. The club competes fiercely with Glasgow Warriors for the 1872 Cup, which was first played between the two in 1872 and is recognised as world rugby’s oldest derby match. This season marks the first in which the club will play at its new permanent and purpose-built home of Edinburgh Rugby Stadium. The South Africans in their squad include Boan Venter, Luan de Bruin, Pierre Schoeman, WP Nel, Henry Immelman, Jaco van der Walt and Jordan Venter. Edinburgh were also at one time coached by Alan Solomons, the former Stormers coach and assistant coach of the Springboks.
If you want to sound like a local: Secret Scotland suggests your best start is to pronounce Edinburgh like a true Scot. Here’s their advice:
- Edinburg… close, but no cigar.
- Edinborough… no…if it was in England they might spell it like this, but it is not!
- Edinboro… just plain laziness.
- Edinbro… could be slang for a male friend from Edinburgh, but Edinbro is certainly not a city in Scotland.
- Edin-bra…Spot on!
What you didn’t know: Edinburgh Rugby Club are referring to this as their “Homecoming Season” in celebration of their new permanent home stadium.