Edinburgh Rugby

  • Edinburgh Starts Search For New MD

    Edinburgh Rugby has begun its search for a new managing director to replace Craig Docherty, who is taking up a new role with Scottish Rugby on 1 July. Docherty, who was appointed chief executive of Edinburgh at the beginning of the 2010/11 season, has worked for Scottish Rugby before in the commercial department and will be responsible for the new kit deal with Macron from the summer onwards. He will be looking after product licensing as well as the relationship with the retail partner and a spo...

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  • Edinburgh's Geddes Joins Stew Mel

    Edinburgh Evening News has reported that Edinburgh Rugby's former marketing manager, Lindsey Geddes has been appointed by Premiershiop club Stewart's Melville. Geddes, who spent 12 years with Edinburgh, is taking on the recently created post of business development manager and is tasked with generating income to secure the future of the club and help promote it to a wider audience. The position is being funded by an allocation from the Scottish Rugby Club Sustainability Fund, which was made...

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  • ESPC Partner Edinburgh Rugby

    Edinburgh Rugby has announced ESPC as an official partner of the team for the 2011/12 season. Under terms of the co-promotional partnership, the Rabodirect Pro12 side will receive significant marketing support through the company’s website and weekly property paper. Financial details of the agreement were not released. "I’m delighted to welcome such an established and high profile Edinburgh brand as ESPC to the suite of Edinburgh Rugby partners, at a point where the club is attracting more c...

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  • Edinburgh Issues Result In Davies Departure

    Edinburgh Rugby revealed on Saturday May 9th that managing director David Davies will step down at the end of May after widely-reported internal issues. Davies, previously of Wasps and QPR, who joined Edinburgh Rugby in April 2013, said: "I would like to thank the staff and fans at Edinburgh Rugby for their support over the past two years. The playing and coaching staff have made real progress over that period and I wish them all the best for the future. I am proud to have led Edinburgh, however...

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  • Korero win Edinburgh account

    After a significant restructure of its commercial operations and management team, Edinburgh Rugby club has appointed an outside agency, Korero, to drive its marketing communications. Korero, a specialist integrated brand communications agency for the sporting industry, have been charged with developing a new corporate identity and introducing a range of new marketing and branding initiatives. Edinburgh’s branding campaign will be to communicate a “Your Game, Your Club” message across vario...

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  • Edinburgh Consider Developing New Stadium On Murrayfield Land

    Edinburgh Rugby is looking to build its own home in a new arena next to the BT Murrayfield stadium, Kieran Murray has revealed in The Scotsman. The club is exploring the possibility of constructing a “mini-Murrayfield” on the training pitches beside the home of Scottish Rugby. It is understood proposals for a 7,000-seat stadium are at an early stage and no application for planning has yet been made, but with objections it could be up to five years before the idea comes to fruition. It is hop...

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  • 1872 Cup Set For Record Crowd

    The 1872 Cup match between Edinburgh and Glasgow at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 27 December will be played in front of a record crowd for the fixture. Around 17,000 tickets for the game have already been sold and it is thought that the attendance on the day could exceed 20,000, surpassing the previous record for the fixture by some distance – that was set at 15,810 on Friday 2 January 2015. It will also be a crowd around four times as big as Edinburgh have achieved in any of their other home game...

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  • Edinburgh To Stay At Myreside For Three More Years

    Edinburgh Rugby will continue to play their home matches at Myreside for the next three seasons, with a select number of fixtures returning to BT Murrayfield in the 2017/18 season. Following a six-game trial in season 2016/17, the club undertook a thorough review with supporters, local residents, and other key stakeholders including players and new head coach Richard Cockerill. The results of the feedback showed a continued desire to evolve the matchday experience at Myreside, whilst supporters...

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  • Edinburgh To Move To Myreside

    ... the one now in place at Murrayfield could be looked at down the line. Myreside's capacity is expected to be expanded to accommodate 6,000 fans. The school's Myreside ground, which is also the home of Edinburgh club Watsonians FC, has previously hosted Edinburgh Rugby's matches - most recently during the 2015 RBS 6 Nations when a home fixture against Ospreys was played there. George Watson’s College is itself developing plans to broaden its sporting provision and invited Edinburgh Rugby to be...

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  • PRO12 Final Heads To Edinburgh In 2016

    The 2016 Guinness PRO12 final will be staged at BT Murrayfield for the first time after organisers revealed that they would be opting for a “destination final” for the second time. This year’s final was held at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, where as four out of the previous five were at the RDS Arena and the other at Thomond Park, so next year will be the first time that the showpiece occasion is played outside of Ireland All 12 clubs and regions were invited to submit bids to host the fina...

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