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No more waiting in the wings for Edinburgh matchwinner Jaco van der Walt

One down, two to go. The maths on how Edinburgh can rescue their season remains much the same despite their weekend victory over Scarlets, and now attention has switched to this week’s game against Ulster with all the players knowing they have to win it – their first success in Llanelli since 2015 has bought them breathing space but no respite.

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Damien Hoyland, left, and Darcy Graham team-up to bring down Scarlets' centre Jonathan Davies. Picture: Ben Evans/Huw Evans/REX/Shutterstock

Richard Cockerill’s harsh words keep Edinburgh afloat

Call it the Cockerill factor if you like – take a team that is seriously underperforming, and put it right. Over the course of the last 18 months, Richard Cockerill’s influence has been obvious in everything Edinburgh have done but over the weekend it took him only a half-time team talk to work his magic.

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Montpellier's Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo, right, vies with Glasgow's Scottish wing Tommy Seymour. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Peter Horne hits high notes at No10 despite Glasgow defeat

It may not have been the result Glasgow Warriors were looking for; or, in many respects, the performance. One positive Dave Rennie, the head coach, does feel he can take out of the game, however, is the confidence that Peter Horne can slot into the stand-off slot when Finn Russell heads for Paris in the summer.

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