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Duncan Hodge ‘disappointed’ at missing out on Edinburgh job

Duncan Hodge has spoken of his disappointment at failing to secure the Edinburgh Rugby head coach post on a full-time basis, but says that his focus remains on finishing this season strongly.

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Richard Cockerill  led Leicester to three  English Premiership titles and the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Edinburgh opt for Richard Cockerill to revive club

SRU chief Mark Dodson has opted for profile and experience in a bid to push Edinburgh on to the next level.

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Scotlands Richie Gray and Kieran Low, right, in action against Canada at the BMO Stadium in Toronto in 2014. Picture: Craig Watson/SNS

Pro12 aims to go west in American expansion

While all eyes have been glued to the opening two rounds of Six Nations action, the Pro12 has been working quietly to expand its reach all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Americas. Plans have been drawn up to include one US franchise and another in Canada in a brand new league dubbed the Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship. The new league is scheduled to kick off in time for season 2018-19, provided all the parts are in place.

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Glasgow Warriors' Scott Cummings in action against Ulster

Ulster 37 - 17 Glasgow Warriors: Poor tackling comes at cost

Scott Cummings scored two second-half tries for Glasgow Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to upset Ulster who claimed a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium.

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Glasgow Warriors' Peter Horne after signing a new three-year deal with the club. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Staying at Glasgow feels like a fresh start for Peter Horne

Peter Horne believes the arrival of new head coach Dave Rennie in the summer makes the decision to stay at a club where he has been for eight seasons feel like “a fresh start”.

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Duncan Weir was Edinburgh's only points scorer against Leinster. Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Leinster 39 -10 Edinburgh: Visitors sink after impressive start

Edinburgh will regret their failure to convert some guilt-edged try scoring chances during a dominant second quarter as Leinster ran out bonus-point winners at the RDS.

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Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge. Picture: SNS

Champions Cup is still Edinburgh’s aim - Duncan Hodge

Duncan Hodge says that his Edinburgh team will not give up in their quest to qualify for the European Champions Cup next season – despite the fact that they are currently 17 points off the pace and have played at least one more game than the three teams they must leapfrog to achieve that objective.

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Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg. Picture Ian Rutherford

Gavin Hastings backs Stuart Hogg for Lions No 15 shirt

Gavin Hastings is convinced the form and try-scoring 
pedigree of Scotland full-back 
Stuart Hogg make him the favourite to take the Lions’ 
No 15 jersey in New Zealand this summer.

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Tom Brown had no doubts about signing a new contract with Edinburgh despite the clubs poor league record.  It is always an absolute honour to pull on the jersey, said the winger. Picture: Bull Murray/SNS/SRU

Edinburgh winger Tom Brown: it was easy decision to stay

Tom Brown has just signed a two-year contract extension with Edinburgh to play rugby, but if he fancies doing a bit of overtime for his beloved club then they might want to bring him into the player contract negotiation team.

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Adam Hastings is leaving Bath and is expected to join Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Todd Blackadder backs Adam Hastings for Glasgow move

Adam Hastings is set to join Glasgow Warriors as back-up to Scotland stand-off Finn Russell.

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New Glasgow signing Oliver Kebble in action for the Stormers during a Super Rugby match against Toyota Cheetahs. Picture: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Glasgow Warriors sign prop Oliver Kebble from Stormers

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of loosehead prop Oliver Kebble from South African side the Stormers.

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Mark Bennett in action for Glasgow, taking on Edinburghs Sam Hidalgo-Clyne in the 1872 Cup. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Phil Burleigh: Mark Bennett can add ‘tough edge’ to Edinburgh

News that Mark Bennett will join Edinburgh this summer on a three-year deal is a timely boost to a squad which has had to operate for the last four and a half months without any sort of idea as to what the future holds in terms of the coaching set-up beyond the end of the current season.

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Damien Hoyland was among the Edinburgh try-scorers but Duncan Hodge's side were second best to Ulster. Picture Ian Rutherford

Ulster 24-18 Edinburgh: Hodge’s men have no answer

All Black Charles Piutau destroyed Edinburgh as Duncan Hodge’s side were unable to seal a double over Ulster.

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Glasgow Warriors' Adam Ashe tries to find a way through the Scarlets defence. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS/SRU

Glasgow 14-26 Scarlets: Weakened Warriors put to the sword

Gregor Townsend spoke during the week about how important it is for Glasgow Warriors to emerge from this Six Nations window with a positive overall record, but this was a disastrous start in which they failed to claim so much as a losing bonus point.

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Stand-off Brandon Thomson has joined Glasgow Warriors on a short-term deal. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow sign stand-off Brandon Thomson from Stormers

Glasgow Warriors have signed stand-off Brandon Thomson from the Stormers in South Africa on a short-term deal.

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Glasgow Warriors' Rory Hughes has signed a new contract. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Scotland wing Rory Hughes signs new Glasgow Warriors deal

Scotland international winger Rory Hughes has signed a new contract with Glasgow Warriors.

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Edinburgh's Ben Toolis breaks away from Munster's Stephen Archer. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Edinburgh 9-10 Munster: Hodge’s men fall just short

Full-back Blair Kinghorn’s bold attempt at a penalty from just inside his own half with the last kick of the game fell agonisingly short as Munster sneaked a single-point win at Myreside last night.

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Edinburgh's John Hardie is back from injury. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Duncan Hodge tips Edinburgh’s John Hardie for Six Nations

Edinburgh Rugby’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge believes that John Hardie can force his way into the Scotland squad as the Six Nations unfolds over the next few weeks.

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Langilangi Haupeakui is on his way out. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Langilangi Haupeakui tries Glasgow Warriors’ patience

The signing of Langilangi Haupeakui was always going to be something of a gamble and, less than four months after the American international was brought on board by Gregor Townsend, it looks like his relationship with Glasgow has come to an end.

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Glasgow Warriors lock Brian Alainu'uese has had his suspension reduced from three weeks to two. Picture: SNS

Glasgow forward Brian Alainu’use has his ban cut on appeal

Glasgow Warriors forward Brian Alainu’use is free to play from next week after having his ban for foul play reduced.

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