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Murrayfield Sold Out For Six Nations Match Between Scotland, Italy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 28 / 17

Scotland "will face Italy at a sold-out Murrayfield for the first time next month," Scottish Rugby announced, according to Alasdair Mackenzie of the HERALD SCOTLAND. It will be the first time since the Italian national team entered the Six Nations competition in '00 that "a capacity crowd will fill ...

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