Manchester United to play game at international rugby stadium in pre-season - Ruck

Manchester United to play game at international rugby stadium in pre-season

In July, Manchester United will engage in a friendly match against French team Lyon at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh, which is the home of Scotland Rugby.

The encounter is scheduled for 19 July, preceding Erik ten Hag’s Premier League squad’s four-game tour of the United States.

This summer, the likes of Beyonce, Harry Styles, and Bruce Springsteen will also grace the stage at the Edinburgh venue, joining the football action.

The last time both teams played in Scotland was against Rangers at Ibrox. United competed in the Champions League in 2010, while Lyon participated in the Europa League in 2021.

Their most recent meeting took place in 2008 during the Champions League’s last 16 stage. United emerged victorious with a 2-1 aggregate score, eventually defeating Chelsea in the final held in Moscow.

As of now, Laurent Blanc’s Lyon side currently holds the seventh position in Ligue 1, while United ranks fourth in the Premier League.

Borthwick’s 2023 RWC 55-Man England Training Squad Predicted

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is fast approaching, and rugby fans are eagerly anticipating the announcement of Steve Borthwick’s England training squad ahead of the competition.

It has been reported that Borthwick has contacted 70 England hopefuls, before he whittles down the group for the final preparations ahead of a series of RWC warm-up games this Summer.

England face a trip to Dublin, as they take on the 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam winners Ireland, before back-to-back home and matches with Wales.

Steve Borthwick, Head Coach of England Rugby during the England Rugby Captains Run ahead of the Six Nations Match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium, London on 24 Feb 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

The last stop on the road to the 2023 RWC is Fiji, as the Pacific Islanders make the trip to Twickenham Stadium on the 26th of August.

So, ahead of the upcoming training squad announcement, here are RUCK’s picks, for the 55-man group, who will hope to bring the Web Ellis Trophy back home to Twickenham this Autumn.

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PROPS AND HOOKERS

Ellis Genge of England during the Guinness Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on Saturday 11th March 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.
  1. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)

2. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears)

4. Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks)

5. Jamie George (Saracens)

6. Val Rapava-Ruskin (Gloucester Rugby)

Val Rapava-Ruskin of Gloucester Rugby is tackled by John Afoa of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester Rugby and Bristol Bears at Kingsholm Stadium on December 3 2021 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

7. Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)

8. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs / Montpellier)

9. Jack Walker (Harlequins)

10. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

11. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)

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