Edinburgh Rugby make three changes for 1872 Cup

Alan Solomons decided against wholesale changes following last week's win. Picture: Jane Barlow
Alan Solomons decided against wholesale changes following last week's win. Picture: Jane Barlow
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EDINBURGH have made three changes to the starting line-up to face Glasgow Warriors in the 1872 Cup first leg.

Head coach Alan Solomons decided against altering too much following last Friday’s 48-0 win over Treviso.

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Tim Visser is one player rested as winger Tom Brown comes into the starting XV, while Ross Ford and Anton Bresley make their return in the pack.

Dougie Fife will lead the team out as he celebrates his 50th cap for the club.

Solomons said: “The 1872 Cup fixture is rich in history and tradition. We all appreciate the privilege of being involved in such a match and are determined to do justice to the occasion.”

Teams will wear black armbands and a minute’s silence will be observed prior to kick-off, for reflection on this week’s tragic events in Glasgow City Centre.

Edinburgh Rugby team

15. Jack Cuthbert

14. Dougie Fife

13. Matt Scott

12. Andries Strauss

11. Tom Brown

10. Greig Tonks

9. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

1. Alasdair Dickinson

2. Ross Ford

3. John Andress

4. Anton Bresler

5. Ben Toolis

6. Mike Coman (Captain)

7. Roddy Grant

8. David Denton

Substitutes

16. Neil Cochrane

17. Rory Sutherland

18. Willem Nel

19. Fraser McKenzie

20. Stuart McInally

21. Grayson Hart

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Phil Burleigh

Players currently injured are: Carl Bezuidenhout (knee), Wicus Blaauw (knee), Allan Dell (leg), Cornell Du Preez (leg), Jamie Farndale (knee), Hugh Fraser (knee), Grant Gilchrist (arm), Brett Thompson (shoulder), George Turner (hamstring) and Hamish Watson (jaw).

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