Garlic used in fighting Murrayfield field parasites

Last updated 08:17 14/01/2014

Relevant offers

International

It's a good to time to recall Scott Fardy to Wallabies to meet Springboks' fire Australian lock Dave McDuling jumps at chance for Canterbury experience Tom Taylor upstages Dan Carter in French Top 14 rugby competition Jimmy Gopperth on song as Wasps move to top of English rugby premiership table Mark Reason: The Lions have sold their soul in pursuit of the almighty dollar Spiro Zavos: Wallabies need former coach Rod Macqueen to inspire recovery New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew responds as Fiji sevens coach accuses NZ, Australia and France of 'cowboy' tactics in plundering Pacific talent Todd Blackadder takes ethos of the All Blacks to Bath English import Nathan Earle thriving in Kiwi rugby environment Tatafu Polota-Nau exits stage left ahead of Wallabies road trip to Africa, London

Besides warding off vampires, garlic also seems to cure rugby pitches of parasitic infection.

Groundstaff at Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby, have been working since September to eradicate the problem of naturally occurring roundworms that have been ravaging one of the world's best playing surfaces.

That has included spraying garlic on the affected areas as well as plant sugars to stimulate growth.

Scottish Rugby says the problem is ''manageable'' and the treatment is ''beginning to take effect,'' which should ensure Murrayfield can host Scotland's upcoming Six Nations matches against England on February 8 and France on March 8.

However, club side Edinburgh, which plays home games at Murrayfield, says it may have to move out of the venue temporarily to preserve the damaged turf.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content