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Edinburgh's Matt Scott has developed a leaner physique as he tries to force his way back into the Scotland reckoning. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Weight loss has given Edinburgh’s Matt Scott his appetite back

Size isn’t everything, bigger is not necessarily better, and brawn does not always trump brain, even in such a remorselessly physical sport as rugby. Those are the conclusions Matt Scott arrived at over the summer, leading him to shed ten kilos, and he is convinced that his form has already improved as a result.

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Stuart Hogg will be giving Exeter the lowdown on his former Glasgow team-mates when the clubs clash on Saturday. Picture: Getty.

Glasgow Warriors believe they can exploit weaknesses in Stuart Hogg’s defence against Exeter

Having been there throughout Stuart Hogg’s Glasgow Warriors journey from precocious teen prospect to one of the biggest names in world rugby, Kenny Murray has a deep understanding of just how much of a threat the full-back will be when he lines up for Exeter Chiefs against his old club in Saturday’s European Heineken Champions Cup clash at Sandy Park – but the defence coach points out that this familiarity can also give a valuable insight into where the weaknesses in his game lie.

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Charlie Shiel started for Edinburgh for the first time against Agen. Picture: SNS.

Squad depth makes twin targets comfortable for Edinburgh says Duncan Hodge

Edinburgh attack coach Duncan Hodge is confident that his team now have the strength in depth needed to fight on two fronts after they made 12 changes and won convincingly in Agen last week. In recent years both Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh have struggled to be successful in Europe and in the Pro14, but, after the 31-10 Challenge Cup win in France and an encouraging start in the league, Hodge sees good reason to be optimistic about the current campaign.

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