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Richard Cockerill rings changes for Edinburgh’s clash with Cheetahs

Richard Cockerill has shaken up his Edinburgh line-up ahead of the Gunners’ first trip to South Africa.

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University groundsmen - Australia rugby row has ‘damaged our reputation’

The University of Edinburgh have refused to allow groundsmen to speak about a controversial incident which saw the Australian rugby team thrown off their training pitch just days before their Autumn Test match against Scotland at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Taniela Tupou, pictured with head coach Michael Cheika, could make his Australia debut on Saturday after being picked on the bench to face Scotland. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Australia name ‘Tongan Thor’ in squad face Scotland

Prop Taniela Tupou has been named in the Wallabies squad to face Scotland at BT Murrayfield, just two days after becoming eligible.

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Scotland's Grant Gilchrist (right) at a training session held at the Oriam. Picture: SNS Group

Grant Gilchrist raring to go against Australia

Injuries may have stalled the career of Grant Gilchrist, but the Scotland second-row forward is raring to go against Australia on Saturday.

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Australia fume after pitch mix-up disrupts training session

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has no sympathy for Australian complaints about being refused access to their chosen training pitch ahead of this Saturday’s Test match between the nations at BT Murrayfield.

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Australian full-back Jack Maddocks is put through his paces in the gym - a place he wasn't too keen on as a youngster: Picture: Rugby Australia

Australia’s Jack Maddocks takes road less travelled to top

There is the traditional, well trodden path to the top in 
rugby and then there is the route that the 20-year-old Wallaby ‘bolter’ Jack 
Maddocks took.

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Sean Maitland faces the media at the Oriam, Edinburgh, ahead of Scotland's final autumn test against Australia.

Sean Maitland eager to play his part in Townsend’s vision

Wing Sean Maitland has been enjoying getting a first proper taste of the Scotland set-up under Gregor Townsend and is eager to add his talents to the fast-tempo style the coach is looking to foster.

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Stephen Moore leads Australia in a training session at Peffermill in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend: Australia are best attacking team in world

The rousing close-but-no-cigar 
performance against the world champion All Blacks has been widely rated as Scotland’s best performance in years but coach Gregor Townsend believes they will have to go up another notch to finish the autumn series on a high against Australia this Saturday.

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Scotland make four changes for autumn Test clash with Australia

Scotland have made four changes to the team that lost so valiantly to New Zealand last weekend for this Saturday’s autumn Test against Australia.

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Michael Hooper said the victory was sweet. Picture: Getty Images

Australia 23 - 18 New Zealand: Wallabies seize on errors

Australia ended a two-year losing streak against New Zealand by beating the world champions 23-18 in the third Bledisloe Cup test at Suncorp Stadium.

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Warriors head coach Dave Rennie said 'We got out-muscled today, got beaten by a better side, so we have to take it.'

Glasgow ‘out-muscled and beaten by a better side’ says Rennie

Glasgow coach Dave Rennie could have reached into the bumper bag of excuses and pulled out a plum or two.

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How Jones aims to keep up a head of steam for Scotland

Try machine Huw Jones is hoping to keep his free-scoring run rolling on when Scotland face Australia in the final autumn Test at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Aussie-born Ben Toolis targets win over land of his birth

Brisbane-born lock Ben Toolis may have grown up supporting the Wallabies and idolising their World Cup-winning captain John Eales but come Saturday he will be straining every sinew to record a notable second win over Australia in the space of five months.

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Australia's head coach Michael Chieka leaves the technical box after his side have a try disallowed against England at Twickenham. Picture: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Australia coach Michael Cheika faces wait to find out fate

Australia coach Michael Cheika must wait to discover if he faces punishment for comments made during the Wallabies’ 30-6 loss to England on Saturday.

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Winger Max McFarland has joined Glasgow Warriors on a partnership contract with Scotland 7s. Picture: Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow sign Max McFarland on partnership deal with Scotland 7s

Glasgow Warriors have signed winger Max McFarland on a partnership contract with Scotland 7s until the end of the season.

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Edinburgh Rugby sign stand-off Simon Hickey from Bordeaux Begles

Edinburgh Rugby have secured the signing of Simon Hickey on a two-year deal from Bordeaux Begles.

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Scotland's Jamie Bhatti, centre, is tackled during the game against the All Blacks. Picture: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty

Jamie Bhatti delighted to be on Scotland beat

Scotland’s front-row resources have a bit of a thin blue line feel about them at the moment but it would have been even more threadbare if Jamie Bhatti had ditched being a prop to become a cop.

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Australia coach Michael Cheika faces probe ahead of Scotland match

Michael Cheika’s conduct during Australia’s 30-6 defeat by England at Twickenham has been referred for investigation by World Rugby.

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Fraser Brown and Sean Maitland added to Scotland squad

Scotland have added wing Sean Maitland and hooker Fraser Brown to their squad as a number of injuries are assessed ahead of this Saturday’s final autumn Test against Australia.

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Scotland's Ali Price, left, and Finn Russell at full-time. Picture: SNS/SRU

Ali Price: ‘Puppy dog eyes’ got me off the hook with ref

Ali Price revealed that his “puppy dog eyes” got him out of trouble with the ref after he took exception to the scrum-half’s geeing up of the crowd as Scotland threw everything at the All Blacks on Saturday.

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