Top 30 Moments: Edinburgh Retain the 1872 Cup

Michael O'Donnell
06 July 2019

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Edinburgh Rugby this season can claim the bragging rights of being Scottish Derby winners over the Glasgow Warriors thanks to the alertness of their star winger Duhan van der Merwe.



That Round 11 game in which van der Merwe scored two intercepted tries set Edinburgh’s stall out to retain the 1872 cup which marks the world’s oldest representative match from back in the days that rugby union was a 20 man game. Can you imagine that carnage?



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Edinburgh defence stood well when tested by Adam Hastings and co, and the relentless world of Bill Mata both contributing the the impressive win over eventual finalists Glasgow.


The Murrayfield clash finishing 23-7 left it all to do for the Warriors in the Round 12 return leg and at Scotstoun the tension was palatable. A tense affair saw scores in the first half only from the boot of Jaco van der Walt. The second half opened to see 5 point scores from both sides but ultimately the last gasp push was not enough to claim the win or bride the gap on Edinburgh.


In a world cup year, the squads of these two teams will be tested. It will be one to watch for the GuinnessPRO14 2019/20 season

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