In their final preparation match before the start of the International Defence World Cup on 8th October the Army Senior XV will play Glasgow Warriors on Friday 25 September at Scotstoun Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm).
Tickets for the game are on sale now glasgowwarriors.org with season ticket members being entitiled to a £5 discount on tickets in the platinum section.
There is a strong link between Gregor Townsend’s side and the armed forces, with recent signing Junior Bulumakau an infantryman with the Royal Scots Borderers. Having come through the Army Academy U23 set up to the Senior XV and VII’s teams ‘Bull’ scored a try and was named Sky’s man of the match in this year’s Army v Navy match at Twickenham..
In addition, Glasgow and Scotland prop Ryan Grant was once a member of the Royal Signals, and turned out for the Army Under-23 and Combined Services Under-21 sides before turning professional.
Speaking about the upcoming fixture, Gregor Townsend said: “It’ll be really good preparation for us before the GUINNESS PRO12 starts again. We’re anticipating a tough test, as the Army are currently preparing for the International Defence Rugby Competition in October, so they’re sure to be a well-drilled side.”
Glasgow Warriors will also be working with Tickets for Troops to provide free tickets to current servicemen and women, as well as those who have been medically discharged since 2001.
Tickets are priced from £10 for adults and concessions and all under-18 tickets are £5.
Only the Main and North Stands will be open for this game, therefore season ticket members will not be guaranteed their seat for this fixture but will have access to discounted platinum seats. Season ticket members who purchase tickets before Tuesday 22 September will be emailed a further matchday offer.
The match will not be televised, so book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss what is sure to be a unique spectacle. Tickets are available from glasgowwarriors.org and for full terms and conditions as to who is eligible for Tickets for Troops go to www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.