Foo Fighters force Edinburgh Rugby out of Murrayfield

Edinburgh have announced that their opening Guinness Pro12 league fixture against Leinster on Friday 4 September (kick-off 7.35pm) will be played at Meggetland.

Meggetland, the home of Boroughmuir RFC, will host Edinburgh's opening league fixture

Due to the rescheduling of June’s cancelled Foo Fighters concert (now on Tuesday 8 September), which was originally cancelled due to the band’s lead singer Dave Grohl breaking his leg, and the stage build required, the club’s home ground at BT Murrayfield will be unavailable.

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The capital club have played at the home of Boroughmuir RFC before, notably in February 2014 in the win against Ospreys.

Edinburgh face Romania in a pre-season friendly at Melrose tonight and face Ulster in a final tune-up for the new season at Goldenacre, home of Heriot’s, next Friday.