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Edinburgh pull top guns in Heineken Cup draw

EDINBURGH’S reward for qualifying as a second seed for the 2012-13 Heineken Cup has been to land former champions Munster, England’s leading club in Europe last season Saracens and a re-match with one of France’s nouveau riche, Racing Metro.


Munster 18 - 11 Ospreys: Munster have the final say in Magners

Munster recorded their fourth win in five meetings with the Ospreys this season to qualify for the Magners League grand final.

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Former Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat joins Dollar as PE teacher

Just a few weeks after Dollar Academy's hugely-successful rugby coach John Foster retired, the school has engineered a major coup by persuading former Edinburgh boss Rob Moffat to replace him.

Concerns rise as young talent falls through Scottish rugby's trapdoor

THE SCOTTISH Rugby Union's ability to develop and hold on to young talent is now firmly under the microscope with news that promising youngsters Alex Blair and Fraser Brown have had their contracts terminated at Edinburgh and centre Mark Bennett is heading to France.

Glasgow lose out as French champions sign Mark Bennett

GLASGOW have lost out to reigning French top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne in the battle to sign promising Ayrshire teenager Mark Bennett.

Alex Blair follows his brother David out of Edinburgh

EDINBURGH have released a second Blair brother with promising young talent Alex Blair following David out of the club after his contract was terminated due to injury.

Exiles want to be Scotland's third pro side as talks planned with SRU

THE SCOTTISH Rugby Union is to have talks with London Scottish after the club's promotion on Saturday to the English Championship increased their potential to become Scotland's 'third pro club'.

London Irish give Ross Samson chance at a fresh start

EDINBURGH'S forgotten scrum-half Ross Samson has been handed a tremendous opportunity to kick-start his career with Aviva Premiership club London Irish.

Tim Visser hopes 'man-manager' Michael Bradley can influence Edinburgh team-mates

EDINBURGH winger Tim Visser flew back from Dublin on an early-morning flight yesterday after being lauded as the Mag-ners League top winger hoping to meet a coach with the man-management skills necessary to revitalise the Scottish club.

Scots pair in frame for try of the season

EDINBURGH and Glasgow players are among the frontrunners for the Magners League try of the season prize, it was revealed last night.

Sean Lineen ready to give Scott Wight his big chance with Glasgow

MELROSE stand-off Scott Wight is to train with Glasgow next week as coach Sean Lineen considers adding the 25-year-old to his squad for next season.

Bernardo Stortoni set to ride off into sunset after Firhill swansong

BERNARDO Stortoni will experience the sandy plain of Firhill for the last time tonight, before the popular internationalist signs off from Glasgow and a professional rugby career to become a gaucho back on the pampas of his native Argentina.

Plenty more to come from Tim Visser after breaking try-scoring record

TIM Visser has been a consistent bright spot in the last two seasons with Edinburgh and a year ahead of him becoming available for Scotland through a residency qualification, the big Dutch winger is delighted to improve on his first season by claiming a new Magners League try-scoring record.

Currie fly-half Matt Scott joins elite development programme

EDINBURGH have added another talented young stand-off to their squad for next season by signing 20-year-old Currie player Matt Scott for their 'elite development squad' and duly handed the new coaching staff major selection issues.

Glasgow players prepare for Firhill farewell

GLASGOW supporters are gearing up for a big send-off to some of the club's greatest players tomorrow night, and the players have also acknowledged that the final home match of the season against Scarlets will be an emotional affair.

Celtic League set to lose Magners as sponsor

MAGNERS are poised to end their sponsorship of the Celtic League at the end of this season, and Italian car giant Fiat is believed to be one of the front-runners to take over.

Treviso 19-16 Glasgow: Lineen hunts for positives in Treviso loss

SEAN Lineen tried to insist that the positives outweighed the negatives as he looked back on Glasgow's frustratingly narrow Magner's League defeat.

Benetton Treviso 19 - 16 Glasgow: Warriors fail to get over De Waal

THE presence of Chris Cusiter wasn't enough to inspire Glasgow to victory in a tense and untidy encounter in Italy.

Ben Cairns insists he has plenty to play for

EDINBURGH might have very little to play for in their final three games of this season so far as league position is concerned, but there is a far more fundamental issue at stake which should be preying on the minds of everyone involved with the club.

Ireland cap Alan Quinlan set to retire

Ireland international Alan Quinlan is to retire from professional rugby at the end of this season. Quinlan won 27 caps and was a key part of Munster's two Heineken Cup-winning campaigns in 2006 and 2008, in addition to helping them gain domestic league title success.

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