Cold weather forces Warriors to move Challenge Cup clash to Murrayfield

Glasgow Warriors match against USA Perpignan can't go ahead at Scotstoun.

Glasgow Warriors match against Perpignan moved from Scotstoun to Murrayfield SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors have been forced to move Friday’s match against USA Perpignan to Murrayfield after the cold weather left the surface at Scotstoun unplayable.

The Challenge Cup game will still go ahead on Friday, and the kick-off time of 8pm is unchanged, with Warriors now working to try and arrange transport by bus for supporters.

The sub-zero temperatures in Glasgow over the past week have left the playing surface at Scotstoun in an unplayable condition and Warriors say that despite the best efforts of their ground staff, they had to conceded that it would not improve in time.

Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “The club’s ground and operations team, along with the support of Scottish Rugby’s ground team have worked tirelessly on the pitch at Scotstoun over the past few days. However, the sustained cold weather has meant maintaining a playable surface is not possible.

“I am thankful to everyone who has worked extremely hard to ensure we have done all that is possible to get the game on at Scotstoun, however unfortunately the weather has beaten us.

“Playing this game is a priority and we are grateful to Scottish Rugby for making the pitch at BT Murrayfield available to us at short notice. We understand that this option doesn’t suit everyone, particularly considering the ongoing train strikes, and for that reason we are now looking at what provisions we can make for getting to and from the game easier.

“We continue to look forward to finalising our preparations for Friday’s match and playing Perpignan for the very first time.”

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