Six Nations: Murrayfield surface will be fit for Scotland's matches in the tournament

Last Updated: 14/01/14 3:37pm

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Edinburgh's RaboDirect PRO12 match against the Ospreys may have to be moved

Edinburgh's RaboDirect PRO12 match against the Ospreys may have to be moved

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The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has confirmed Murrayfield will be fit to host Scotland's two home Six Nations matches, despite pitch problems.

An ongoing battle has been fought since the SRU announced in September that the Edinburgh playing surface had been damaged by nematodes, a form of parasites.

The playing surface was churned up during the November Tests against Japan, South Africa and Australia.

"Continued concerns over the current condition of the Murrayfield pitch have prompted Edinburgh Rugby to explore alternative venues in which to hold their next home game."
Edinburgh Rugby

Games against England on 8 February and France on 9 March are still expected to go ahead, although Edinburgh may have to play one of their matches at alternative venue.

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Their RaboDirect PRO12 match against the Ospreys on 28 February may have to be moved to another venue in order to help preserve the damaged turf.

A spokesman for the club said: "Continued concerns over the current condition of the Murrayfield pitch have prompted Edinburgh Rugby to explore alternative venues in which to hold their next home game.

"The club are scheduled to host Ospreys on Friday February 28, with a preferred alternative being sought in the city should the match be required to move."

Despite the positive news over the national side, the SRU has admitted the National Youth League Finals on 16 February and the Brewin Dolphin Girls' Finals on 28 March may have to be moved from the home of Scottish rugby.

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