SRU on a winner to defeat the pitch parasites

Published: 14/01/2014

The Scottish Rugby Union says it is winning its struggle to eradicate parasites that have carved up the Murrayfield pitch – but Edinburgh Rugby may have to temporarily move out of the stadium.

The governing body announced in September the Edinburgh playing surface had been damaged by nematodes.

It was badly churned up during the November Tests with Japan, South Africa and Australia but the SRU now says the problem is “manageable” and insists the two home six nations games against England on Saturday, February 8, and France on Saturday, March 8, are not under threat.

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