#blogmanay concludes with a trip to the home of Scottish rugby

Relentless as our #blogmanay schedule was last week, a trip to Murrayfield Stadium was always going to be a personal highlight. The home of Scottish rugby and the stuff of wee peoples’ dreams across the country. Our hosts were good enough to set the team up with a tour of the heart of the stadium and tickets to one of the biggest games in the calendar – Edinburgh vs Glasgow Warriors.

Admittedly I’m more of a football lad but I still enjoyed my fair share of rugby as a kid. Getting thumped black and blue in games that can only be described as organised, legal assault and battery, there is still nothing to beat that try-scoring feeling or that last-second drop goal. Murrayfield has been home to more than one of my greatest sporting memories, on the tele at least. More impressive as a venue than our national football home, Hampden, in my view it’s a top, top stadium. And here’s me, running down the tunnel, stepping onto the pitch, sitting in the dugout…..

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The #blogmanay celebrations draw to a close with the epic grudge match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors. Both among the top sides in the continent it was inevitably going to be a close one. Despite holding a lead from the ‘home’ leg, Glasgow blew it away and lost 20-8 on the night and were shaded 26-24 on aggregate. The 1872 Cup goes to the east. As a Glasgow boy this meant a bit of a walk of shame from the press area with my fellow bloggers but it was still a great way to start the New Year.

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#blogmanay is brought to you by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and is supported by ETAG, EventScotland, VisitScotland, Homecoming Scotland 2014 and co-creators Haggis Adventures. Created and produced by Unique Events. As always all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

An extra special thank you to @edinburghrugby for their hospitality throughout our visit.

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