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1872 Cup a trial of strength for Scots

As oldest of rivals meet, Iain Morrison casts his eye over what, despite being a dead rubber, could be seen as a return of the Scotland trial

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Grant Gilchrist celebrates with team-mates after his late lunge for the line gave Edinburgh victory. Picture: SNS.

Edinburgh 24 - 20 Dragons: Grant Gilchrist clinches late victory

Edinburgh staged a remarkable comeback to end their nine-game losing streak and inject a rare bit of joy into what has been a miserable season as they dramatically defeated the Dragons at Myreside.

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Finn Russell scored a late try for Glasgow.  Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Leinster 31 - 30 Glasgow: Lights go out on Warriors

Glasgow were denied an unlikely comeback victory as Joey Carbery’s late penalty ended Gregor Townsend’s hopes of a Pro12 semi-final in his final season as Warriors boss.

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Racing's Fijian lock Leon Nakarawa in action against Glasgow Warriors during the European Champions Cup. Picture: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Leone Nakarawa keen on Glasgow Warriors return - reports

Former Glagow Warriors lock Leone Nakarawa is unhappy at Racing 92 and would welcome a move back to Scotstoun, according to reports in France.

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Tommy Seymour, left, will play at full-back when he starts his 100th game for Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Tommy Seymour at full-back for 100th Glasgow game

When he has swapped his studs for a pair of slippers Tommy Seymour will look back on April 2017 as his halcyon days. Last week he was selected to represent the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in the summer and tonight he makes his 100th appearance for the club who effectively made him the player he is today.

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George Turner will get a rare start for Edinburgh tonight following a chat between coach-in-waiting Richard Cockerill and acting coach Duncan Hodge. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS/SRU

Coach-to-be Richard Cockerill helps pick Edinburgh team

Richard Cockerill may not officially take over as Edinburgh head coach until the summer but it appears he is already having a say in selection.

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Edinburgh's Jason Tovey will be up against his former club Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Jason Tovey out to end Edinburgh’s losing run versus Dragons

When Jason Tovey left the Dragons he said they were a team that had “gone backwards”.

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Henry Pyrgos sees plenty of motivating factors as Glasgow Warriors go into their last two fixtures against Leinster and Edinburgh.

Henry Pyrgos calls for winning finale to Warriors season

Technically, Glasgow still have a chance of reaching the Guinness Pro12 play-offs but it is the kind of theoretical mathematical possibility that would form the basis of a Professor Stephen Hawking lecture or perhaps even the plot of a 
Doctor Who episode.

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Wing Rory Scholes says Edinburgh still have a lot to play for. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Wing Rory Scholes aims to help Edinburgh finish on a high

Wing Rory Scholes rejects the notion that Edinburgh’s season
is over and the next couple of weeks are merely a going through the motions formality before a merciful break and clean slate for next season.

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Brian Alainu'uese has signed a new three-year deal at Scotsoun.

Glasgow’s Brian Alainu’uese: People think I play basketball

Glasgow Warriors’ recent success has certainly raised the profile of the oval ball game in Scotland’s football-obsessed largest city but it remains the case that many of the team’s stars still enjoy an element of anonymity not afforded to their soccer counterparts.

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Stand-off Jason Tovey kicked Edinburghs only points in Italy

Benetton Treviso 21 - 6 Edinburgh: Nine in a row defeats

Edinburgh’s losing streak rose to nine in a row but this was a game that they might have won if they had taken their chances. They had scoring opportunities when the game was still in the balance, butchered them and were given a lesson in the importance of finishing.

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Duncan Weir has not been showing the form that was hoped for, and was again below his best against Treviso. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Duncan Weir loses his way with Edinburgh

Edinburgh acting head coach Duncan Hodge admitted it had been a “difficult” couple of weeks for stand-off Duncan Weir, who has been dropped for this evening’s clash with Treviso in Italy.

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Glasgow Warriors' Peter Murchie scores a try against Zebre. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Seven-try Warriors blow away lacklustre Zebre

There was every excuse not to show up at Scotstoun last night, a cold wind, modest opposition, the absence of several stars, but still the little ground was stowed out, a capacity crowd according to the official figures, even if a few empty green seats could be seen.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend. Picture: SNS

Gregor Townsend predicts bright future for Matt Fagerson

These are strange days for Glasgow whose season has come to a premature end for players and fans alike. Still the Warriors support will get the chance to prove their loyalty by turning out in good numbers for this evening’s match against Zebre.

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Edinburgh's Grant Gilchrist has signed a new two-year contract. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

I’m getting back to my best says Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist

It has been a pretty miserable season on both a personal and collective level but, perhaps contrarily, that made Grant Gilchrist even more determined to commit his future to Edinburgh.

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Wales captain Sam Warburton. Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Cardiff coach insists Sam Warburton will be fit for Lions

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson says that a knee injury suffered by Wales flanker Sam Warburton “won’t interfere” with his British and Irish Lions hopes.

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Edinburgh's Hamish Watson dives under the posts to score his side's second try against Connacht. Picture: SNS/SRU

Edinburgh 19-22 Connacht: Capital club’s fightback in vain

It never rains but it pours. Edinburgh actually played pretty well, scored three second-half tries but still contrived to lose this match. The capital club have now lost their last eight matches in all 
competitions.

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Glasgow winger Lee Jones is stopped in his tracks by Saracens Jackson Wray last Sunday. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Glasgow look to bounce back after Euro exit

Glasgow Warriors’ quest to make the Pro12 play-offs for the sixth successive season is hanging by a thread. They are currently in sixth place in the table, ten points behind fourth placed Ulster with four games to go – so they need to make sure that everything they do is spot on and also hope that a few things outwith their control fall into place.

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Interim Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge speaks to his players after the defeat by La Rochelle at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Duncan Hodge rings the changes as Edinburgh face Connacht

You have to feel a bit for 
Duncan Hodge who has been playing nursemaid to the squawking bairn that is Edinburgh Rugby before Richard Cockerill takes over.

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Glasgow's Greg Peterson is fit again after seven months out with injury. Picture: SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Greg Peterson chasing Pro12 and 1872 cup double

It must have been the very definition of the term “mixed emotions” when Glasgow lock Greg Peterson was whistled off the bench in the Saracens’ match Sunday past. The American international has been sidelined since September with a shoulder injury and the only rugby he had under his belt since then was two outings for Glasgow Hawks in the BT Premiership.

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