Edinburgh rue missed opportunities in Dragons defeat

Edinburgh are left with only the Italians below them in the Guinness Pro12 table after slipping to this defeat as a result of not capitalising on chances on a cold Newport afternoon yesterday.

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Derek Richardson: Stadium income. Picture: Contributed

Iain Morrison: Scots pro team sale hurt by facilities

I got a letter from my bank recently informing me that the interest I receive on my balance was about to drop from the less than generous 0.1 per cent per annum to the Scrooge-like 0.001 per cent. Naturally enough, I shopped around to see what else might be available and happened upon an investment opportunity from the nice folks at Murrayfield PLC. They are willing to sell me a slice of their pro team action and, with rugby’s global brand growing as never before, this was an opportunity too good to miss.

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Edinburgh Rugby's Blair Kinghorn had an impressive showing. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the cups so far

Iain Morrison looks at the respective cup campaigns of Edinburgh and Glasgow so far.

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Marland Yarde is unable to stop Tom Brown from scoring what turned out to be Edinburghs winning try. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh 36 - 35 Harlequins: Hosts edge a thrilling contest

These teams arrived at Murrayfield intent on playing attacking rugby and they didn’t disappoint because this was an absolute classic marred only by four yellow cards and too many handbags in what was a bad-tempered encounter.

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Tim Visser scores a try during Harlequins' convincing Challenge Cupvictory over Stade Francais at Twickenham Stoop last week. Picture: Warren Little/Getty

Tim Visser: Quins face tough game at Edinburgh

Tim Visser has warned his Harlequins team-mates to be wary of an Edinburgh Rugby side who are on a high after two recent wins when they clash in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at BT Murrayfield tomorrow.

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Hat-trick hero: Stuart McInallys try treble was matched by Nasi Manu later

Timisoara 17 - 59 Edinburgh: A capital display in Romania

A record European win for Edinburgh; nine tries, two hat-tricks. You would have to be the harshest of harsh critics to quibble with the way they destroyed their Romanian opponents.

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Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge has never played or coached in Romania before. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Duncan Hodge does his homework for Romania adventure

There aren’t many parts of the rugby world that Duncan Hodge’s career as player and coach hasn’t taken him but this week’s trip to Romania will be a first for Edinburgh’s acting boss.

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Nasi Manu hopes to put his troubles behind him and enjoy playing again0

Edinburgh forward Nasi Manu aims to make his mark at last

Every Edinburgh player sported a broad smile after flattening Treviso last Friday but it is just possible that one man was a little happier than most. Kiwi Nasi Manu arrived in the capital at the start of last season, a big man with a reputation to match having led the Highlanders to the Super Rugby title.

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Try again: Tim Visser is continuing to score for fun as high-tempo rugby starts to dominate the Aviva Premiership. Photograph: Getty Images

Tim Visser on singular form for Quins

With the good ship Edinburgh Rugby listing badly, at least one player must be patting himself on the back that he quit when he had the chance. Tim Visser once personified Edinburgh’s attacking philosophy and now he has taken his scoring prowess to England. He scored nine tries in 11 league starts in his debut season with Harlequins and he grabbed his first touchdown of the new season last week to help down the reigning English and European champions, Saracens.

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Edinburgh's Hamish Watson, centre, breaks away from Leinster's Devin Toner to score in the home side's defeat at Murrayfield. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS Group

Edinburgh 20-33 Leinster: Alan Solomons rues costly errors

Edinburgh crashed to a second defeat from their first three Guinness Pro12 games last night as a nightmare 20-minute first-half spell which leaked four tries cost them dear against Leinster.

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Phil Burleigh says Edinburgh will be able to turn on the style when they get dry conditions. Picture: SNS/SRU

Phil Burleigh says Edinburgh will shine in better weather

Edinburgh centre Phil 
Burleigh has urged the team’s supporters to be patient and have faith that better entertainment is coming.

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Edinburghs Magnus Bradbury evades the clutches of Scarlets Aled Davies. Pic: SNS/SRU

Edinburgh can’t rely on lady luck all season long

Perhaps when Edinburgh have qualified for the Champions Cup, we will look back on this game as a pivotal moment in the season when Edinburgh were teetering on the edge of the abyss before pulling back.

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Cardiff 34 - 16 Edinburgh: Solomons’ side left feeling blue

Cardiff 34 - 16 Edinburgh: Solomons’ side left feeling blue

Duncan Weir kicked 11 points on his debut for Edinburgh but there was little opening-weekend joy for Alan Solomons’ side as they went down in Cardiff.

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Jamie Ritchie is determined to grab his chances when they come but he has his feet firmly on the ground.  Photograph: SNS Group/SRU Gary Hutchison

Jamie Ritchie: I’m just happy to be in mix at Edinburgh

Jamie Ritchie has graduated with honours but is in no mood for a gap year as he looks to drive his career forward, with senior international selection the ultimate goal.

Jason Tovey was man of the match in Edinburgh's 29-0 win over Zebre

Jason Tovey ready to battle Duncan Weir for Edinburgh No.10

Jason Tovey is looking forward to battling Duncan Weir for the No 10 jersey after the stand-off signed a two-year contract with Edinburgh.

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Anton Bresler is set to make his 50th appearance. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh name team for Munster crunch

Edinburgh have made three changes for their crucial match away to Munster tomorrow night, with Scotland centre Matt Scott returning after a six-week lay-off with an elbow injury.

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Kevin Bryce will make the move to Edinburgh in the summer

Kevin Bryce heading for Edinburgh

GLASGOW tighthead Kevin Bryce is to follow his brother Glenn in making the switch to Edinburgh in the summer, it has been revealed.

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Phil Burleigh will face a Pro12 disciplinary hearing later this week.

Phil Burleigh and Fergus McFadden cited

EDINBURGH centre Phil Burleigh has been cited for “alleged contact with the eye area of an opponent” in the 13th minute of Friday’s 30-23 loss to Leinster in Dublin.

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Grant Gilchrist has committed himself to another season with Edinburgh

Grant Gilchrist extends Edinburgh contract

SCOTLAND lock Grant Gilchrist has signed a one-year extension to his contract and will remain at Edinburgh until May 2017.

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