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Fans offered chance to design historic programme

Guinness PRO12 Editor

13 Nov 2012

Edinburgh Rugby players put their design skills to the test today to launch the club’s competition to design the historic 1872 Cup match programme.

The deciding derby against city and league rivals Glasgow Warriors celebrates its 140th anniversary next month, and gets underway at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 29 December (kick-off 4.05pm).

The club and main sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management have challenged fans to submit their cover designs for the official match programme, with the winning artwork reproduced in their thousands on the big night.
For each programme sold Aberdeen Asset Management will donate 50p to the club’s official charity, Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation.

Edinburgh Rugby captain, Grieg Laidlaw, said: “The 1872 Cup derby matches are the biggest games in Scottish club rugby and are steeped in history, so the chance to design the programme cover for this historic anniversary is a tremendous prize.”
“Christmas is special time for families so, while this a fantastic prize, it will also help raise money and awareness for a great cause that has touched the lives of thousands of people in east of Scotland.”

The lucky winner will also be invited to treat their family to a night at the rugby, with a family ticket included in the prize.

To enter please send your entry:

By post: FAO Edinburgh Rugby (cover competition), Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, EH6 7HL
By email: info@edinburghrugby.org with ‘1872 Cup programme’ as the subject by the competition closing date of Friday 7 December.

To see some of the designs submitted, including those by the players, log on to Edinburgh Rugby’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/EdinburghRugby.