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Winger Lee Jones reckons Edinburgh have picked up the perfect head of steam going into what promises to be their toughest assignment of the domestic season so far – a visit to champions Munster on Saturday. 5 Comments
While attention has centred – rightly – on the youthfulness of revived Edinburgh Rugby, their club captain, Greig Laidlaw, today highlighted the contribution of one elder statesman as key to a winning Heineken European Cup start. 3 Comments
Former Lions captain Finlay Calder believes Heineken European Cup success for his Capital successors is the start of things to come – and he has revealed today the secret of an opening day win at English Premiership challengers, London Irish. 2 Comments
Proud Scotland rugby coach Andy Robinson claimed Edinburgh had “grown up” after he watched them battle to a 20-19 opening Heineken European Cup win over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium, Reading.
Scrum HALF Ross Samson insists he will have no point to prove if called upon to follow up his London Irish Premiership debut against former team Edinburgh in Saturday’s Heineken European Cup clash at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.
EDINBURGH’S forward weakness haunted them as their topsy-turvy season continued, a disappointing defeat rather than being able to build on last week’s win over the league leaders.
IT might be going too far to describe Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli as a happy hunting ground for Edinburgh Rugby but two wins in four visits certainly suggests the town in West Wales, where the teams meet tonight in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 League, is anything but barren territory.
Eight Melrose players will start for the South of Scotland against the world-famous Barbarians side at Mansfield Park, Hawick, on Tuesday, kick off 4pm, in aid of the Bill McLaren Foundation.
EDINBURGH coach Michael Bradley has challenged his players to back up last weekend’s winning performance over champions Munster as they travel to face Welsh province Scarlets in round six of the RaboDirect PRO12 tonight.
FORMER Edinburgh flanker Fraser McKenzie will not begin the new chapter in his life in English rugby against his old club after being withdrawn from tonight's pre-season friendly.
MICHAEL Bradley will unleash the future of Edinburgh rugby tomorrow night when a young side takes to the field for its first pre-season match at Sale.
Simon WEBSTER is preparing to relaunch his rugby career with Edinburgh in a season he feared he would never be a part of because of persistent injury.
Scotland half-back Greig Laidlaw has been appointed Edinburgh captain for the new season. The 25-year-old, who can play scrum-half and stand-off, was named skipper for the 2011-12 RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup campaigns by Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley.
GLASGOW Hawks coach Peter Wright has welcomed a new approach to the draft of professionals as helping to create "closer links" between the club and professional game.
Edinburgh RUGBY will have the advantage of more than half their RaboDirect Pro 12 fixtures being at home in the period up until Christmas.
Greig LAIDLAW today revealed how a "players' player of the year" award at Edinburgh Rugby was spurring him on towards fulfilling a dream to represent Scotland in the World Cup this Autumn.
SEASON ticket sales for Edinburgh and Glasgow are struggling to get off the ground this summer, but chief executives at both clubs insist they are confident that a fresh "supporter- focused" marketing approach will lead to a greater support for the teams in the longer term.
Edinburgh Rugby face a tricky start to their Heineken European Cup campaign by being paired away with London Irish in the opening round of fixtures, just released.