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It's Murrayfield - Guinness Pro12 final will be held outside Ireland for the first time in 2016

Published 08/09/2015 | 15:18

Murrayfield Stadium
Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield will host this season's Guinness pro12 final.

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The league announced that the final will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday, May 28, next year.

Glasgow will be aiming to retain the trophy by making their third final in a row.

Dominic McKay, the Scottish Rugby Union's communications director, and a Pro12 board member, said: "We are extremely pleased that our bid was successful and we have the privilege of hosting such a prestigious final.

"Bringing the match to Scotland and BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh is a great way to grow the tournament and our focus will be on attracting a record crowd for a Pro12 final, which for the first time is being held outside of Ireland."

Pro12 chief executive John Feehan added: "Edinburgh is well known as an inspiring host city for sports, arts and cultural events.

"We invited offers from all 12 clubs & their regions to host the final. The tender from Edinburgh was outstanding and was unanimously agreed as the chosen venue."

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