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European Rugby Challenge Cup

Richard Cockerill still hoping Myreside can be home sweet home for Edinburgh

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Richard Cockerill accepts that a European Challenge Cup quarter-final place will be all but assured with a bonus-point win over Russians Krasny Yar tonight but is determined to secure a home tie in the last eight.

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Darcy Graham in action against London Irish. Picture: SNS Group

Darcy Graham starts at fullback in Edinburgh team to face Krasny Yar

Darcy Graham will start at fullback for Edinburgh in tomorrow night’s European Challenge Cup clash with Krasny Yar at BT Murrayfield.

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Edinburgh's match with Russian side Krasny Yar will be played at BT Murrayfield. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh-Krasny Yar moved to Murrayfield due to frozen Myreside pitch

Edinburgh’s European Challenge Cup match against Krasny Yar has been moved to BT Murrayfield as a result of an unplayable pitch at Myreside.

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Centre Mark Bennett’s Edinburgh comeback delayed

Scotland cap Mark Bennett’s hopes of making a long-awaited Edinburgh debut this week have been dashed.

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Edinburgh's Phil Burleigh touches down for the first of his two tries. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh focus turns to 1872 Cup after eight-try Euro win

With a quarter-final place in the European Challenge Cup all but assured, Edinburgh minds are already turning to the festive double header against Glasgow, with a palpable sense that they fancy their chances of reclaiming the 1872 Cup.

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Blair Kinghorn celebrates scoring Edinburgh's second try in Saturday night's win at Murrayfield. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Edinburgh 50-20 London Irish: Murrayfield try spree

Edinburgh maintained their winning streak in the European Challenge Cup with this victory over Premiership whipping boys London Irish. The home side had banked the bonus point before half-time and, while Irish opened the scoring, Edinburgh were never headed once they regained the lead shortly after. They remain at the top of Pool 4.

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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Change of venue for Edinburgh v London Irish Euro clash

Edinburgh Rugby’s European Challenge Cup clash against London Irish tonight has been switched to BT Murrayfield.

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Darcy Graham starts on the wing for Edinburgh against London Irish. Picture: Paul Devline/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill predicts big future for pocket rocket Darcy Graham

In the land of giants that is the modern game of rugby there can still be a place for someone smaller with enough speed and skill in their armoury.

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Darcy Graham will make his Edinburgh debut after impressing for the Scotland sevens side in Dubai. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Winger Darcy Graham to make Edinburgh debut v London Irish

Promising young wing Darcy Graham will make his Edinburgh debut in Saturday night’s European Challenge Cup clash with London Irish at Myreside.

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Neil Cochrane leads his Edinburgh players in the Captains Run at the Fili Stadium yesterday, ahead of todays clash with Krasny Yar. Picture: David Gibson/Fotosport.

Richard Cockerill – Edinburgh win is there for the taking

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill’s appraisal of this morning’s meeting with Krasny Yar in Moscow is pretty clear – if his side are on their game they should have no problems but if they aren’t they could come a cropper.

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Vasili Artemyev captained the Krasny Yar team which shocked Stade Francais in Siberia last weekend.  Picture: James Crombie/INPHO/REX/Shutterstock

Krasny Yar captain Vasili Artemyev relishes facing Edinburgh

The old cliché about European competition providing a reviving break from the grind of bread and butter domestic fare does not always hold up to closer scrutiny.

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Edinburgh captain Magnus Bradbury was injured on a night out. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill demands answers over Marcus Bradbury’s night out

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Richard Cockerill is “disappointed” with the situation regarding his club captain Magnus Bradbury, who was involved in an incident last Saturday night which has seen him excluded from the squad, but won’t deal with it fully until next week after the team have returned from their European game in Moscow.

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Nick McLennan, above, remembers Krasny Yars players as being big physical guys, but not as skilled as New Zealanders

McLennan has all the skinny on Siberian rugby side

At the age of 29 Nick McLennan is a valued member of the Scotland sevens team thanks to Scottish grandparents who qualify the Kiwi for his adopted country. But back in 2010 he was a 22-year-old on the edge of the Canterbury squad who didn’t so much need an excuse to accept a challenge, he needed an excuse not to.

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Allan Dell will make his first start of the season for Edinburgh when they face London Irish. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Edinburgh face much changed London Irish side in Euro tie

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says they will only discover this afternoon how seriously London Irish are taking the European Challenge Cup after they rested a number of first-choice players for the Pool 4 opener at the Madejski Stadium.

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Allan Dell returns to the Edinburgh side for the game against London Irish. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Allan Dell returns to Edinburgh starting line-up

Scotland loosehead Allan Dell will make his first start of the season for Edinburgh in tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup opener at London Irish.

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Edinburgh winger Tom Brown in training: Picture: SNS/SRU

Tom Brown can’t explain why Edinburgh do better in Europe

Winger Tom Brown admits he can’t answer why Edinburgh’s performances in Europe have been so much better than in the league in the past few seasons.

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Edinburgh flanker John Hardie trains ahead of Saturday's European showdown with London Irish. Picture: SNS/SRU

Edinburgh’s John Hardie ready for kilted Kiwi clash

John Hardie is relishing the prospect of a “kilted Kiwi” back-row showdown with Scotland team-mate Blair Cowan when Edinburgh open their European Challenge Cup campaign at London Irish on Saturday.

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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill

We’d be close to bottom in England says Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill was on standard straight-talking form yesterday when he said Edinburgh would be around the 
bottom of the pile if they were playing in England’s Premiership.

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Richard Cockerill has made a difference to the Edinburgh side. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Edinburgh rugby sent to Siberia in Challenge Cup

Who’s in Edinburgh’s pool and what are their chances. Iain Morrison runs the rule over Pool 4

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New Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Edinburgh open Euro bid with trips to Madejski and Moscow

Edinburgh Rugby will kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign with back-to-back away fixtures.

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