SCOTTISH rugby clubs will be told at Saturday's annual general meeting at Murrayfield Stadium that the sport is in rude health with a financial surplus being posted for the first time under the current management board.
SEVERAL generations of rugby players are being encouraged to pull their boots on and join some of the fittest rugby players on the planet at Murrayfield at the end of the month as veterans rugby meets the IRB world sevens series.
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SUPER League clubs will decide next month whether to ditch or refine the Magic Weekend concept after mixed reactions to the latest two-day extravaganza in Edinburgh.
A PLETHORA of winners in Scottish rugby will have their moment under the spotlight next month after the SRU confirmed that Murrayfield will again host an annual Scottish Rugby Awards dinner.
MURRAYFIELD became a place of homage last night as more than 4,000 people congregated in the West Stand of the darkened stadium to remember and celebrate the life of Bill McLaren, the "voice of rugby", who died in January.
SECURITY firm G4S has agreed a five-year contract to steward matches at Murrayfield stadium.
THE attempts by Scottish rugby to make Murrayfield Stadium "sweat" in the past year have resulted in a boost to the country's economy of nearly £130 million.
BOSSES at Murrayfield Stadium have been ordered to apply for an alcohol licence every time they want to hold a concert, following the trouble which marred this year's Oasis gig.
MURRAYFIELD is set for a major refurbishment including new turnstiles and the introduction of specialist lighting being used at the likes of Manchester United's and Celtic's stadiums, to help improve the pitch.
SCOTTISH Rugby says attempts to ban music events at Murrayfield Stadium would cost Edinburgh businesses millions of pounds.
MURRAYFIELD should not be allowed to stage any more non-sporting events following trouble at last week's Oasis concert, the council has been told.
ONE of Edinburgh's highest profile events of the year was marred by violence when a man was badly beaten up at the Oasis concert at Murrayfield.
PARENTS have been left furious after city council chiefs ordered a primary school to close early – because Oasis are in town.
SCOTTISH rugby chiefs have been accused of damaging the long-term future of the sport after they announced a hike in the cost of international tickets in the middle of the recession.
THOUSANDS of rugby fans descending on the Capital next month for three major fixtures are expected to contribute around £30 million to the city economy.
THE SRU revealed yesterday that City of Edinburgh Council is spending £2 million on improving the back pitches at Murrayfield, but admitted it was now unlikely that any public car parking would be available at future international matches.
THE annual ritual of car-boot picnics on the Murrayfield back pitches at home internationals are set to become a relic of days gone by at the national stadium, with the Scottish Rugby Union confirming that it is "very unlikely" parking will be allowed on the new training grounds currently being constructed behind the main stand.
CLUB rugby is to receive a further cash boost from the sale of alcohol at Murrayfield as part of the agreement struck with the Scottish Government last year to boost the sport's grassroots.
SCOTTISH Super League star Jon Steel today set the scene for Murrayfield's "magic weekend" of rugby league by putting the event on a par with the two Challenge Cup Finals that have already taken place in the Capital.
SCOTLAND invented rugby sevens while New Zealand on present form currently own the abbreviated game.