STV to show Magners rugby highlights

SCOTTISH rugby fans can soon be watching Edinburgh and Glasgow in action in the upcoming Magners League season, courtesy of a TV highlights show on STV.

To be presented by former Scotland internationals, Andy Nicol and Scott Hastings, STV Rugby will be shown on Sundays at 5.30pm and will last an hour.

Scotland and British and Irish Lions scrum-half, Mike Blair, will be a guest on Sunday’s opening show. Scotland coach, Andy Robinson, has been lined up to appear on a future edition.

Says Scottish Rugby’s chief executive Gordon McKie said: “This is tremendous news. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Scottish Rugby to have our sport back on free-to-air television on a regular basis.

“The game needs the oxygen of television coverage. Edinburgh were runners-up in the Magners League last season and Glasgow Warriors enjoyed some spectacular victories. Regular television coverage and related online promotion by STV can let a bigger audience see what these two teams have to offer and act as the catalyst for larger attendances at their grounds.

“Coverage can also make the pro-teams a more attractive commercial proposition and offer additional reward to our sponsors for their investment.”