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Edinburgh-bound prop Pierre Schoeman is cited for biting

Edinburgh-bound prop Pierre Schoeman has been cited for biting while playing for his current club Blue Bulls in South Africa.

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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: SNS

Richard Cockerill signs contract extension with Edinburgh

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has extended his contract until the summer of 2021.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne dives over for his try, one of eight scored by Edinburgh on Saturday. Picture: SNS/SRU

Victory takes Edinburgh to the brink of Pro14 play-offs

Edinburgh took a giant step towards that elusive place in the Pro14 play-offs with this eight tries to two victory over a scratch Scarlets side.

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Edinburgh's James Johnstone. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh coach out of patience as star players take a backseat

Richard Cockerill has always insisted that he would pick on form rather than reputation and the Englishman was true to his word when he issued the team sheet for this afternoon’s match against what is effectively the Scarlets’ reserve XV.

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Edinburgh's Dougie Fife speaks to the press ahead of his side's clash with Scarlets. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh reintegration comes with a catch for winger Dougie Fife

Had circumstances been different, Dougie Fife would find himself in Australia right now, putting the final touches to preparations for the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament which begins in the 
early hours of tomorrow morning. Instead, he finds himself at Murrayfield, getting ready for a game which could see Edinburgh take a significant step towards the Pro14 play-offs.

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Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill will be all smiles on Saturday if his team qualify for the Pro-14 play-offs. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill tells Edinburgh players to start handling the pressure

Richard Cockerill has called on his players to face up to the pressures of big-game rugby and secure the win that will take them a vital step closer to the play-offs on Saturday.

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Edinburgh Rugby captain Fraser McKenzie trains ahead of his 100th appearance for the club. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

No-nonsense Fraser McKenzie a pleasant surprise for coach

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has paid tribute to club captain Fraser McKenzie’s role in galvanising the team this season but admitted his first impression of the lock forward was that he was one of the most dispensable members of the squad he inherited last summer.

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Currie Chieftains and Ayr, seen here in action in a BT Premiership semi-final clash earlier this month, have both applied. Picture: SNS Group

SRU receives 12 applications for Super 6 franchises

The SRU has received 12 applications from clubs to form franchises in the new part-time professional Super 6 league which is due to launch in the 2019/20 season.

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Richard Cockerill knows good results are the best way to build support, regardless of where home is. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Richard Cockerill: I want city of Edinburgh to be proud of us

When Edinburgh were on the verge of booking their place in the knockout stages of Europe earlier this season, head coach Richard Cockerill expressed a preference for playing the home quarter-final at Myreside and looking to pack it out.

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Gavin Hastings wants council to help Edinburgh find new home

Gavin Hastings has called on City of Edinburgh Council to assist in helping the capital’s professional rugby team finally find an appropriate and permanent home.

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Cornell du Preez, one of four players to be released by Edinburgh.

Cockerill’s faith in Van der Walt and Hickey after clear-out

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill has put his faith in current starter Jaco van der Walt and Simon Hickey, who is to arrive this summer, as the club’s stand-offs going
forward after it was announced that Duncan Weir and Jason Tovey are to leave.

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Stade Francais 17 - 10 Edinburgh: Cardiff test awaits

Stade Francais 17 - 10 Edinburgh: Cardiff test awaits

Edinburgh’s winning run in the Challenge Cup was brought to an end in Paris last night, but there was some consolation for Richard Cockerill’s side in the knowledge that they will now have a home quarter-final against Cardiff.

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie, left, with Edinburgh counterpart Richard Cockerill. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Dave Rennie glad to win respect back for Glasgow Warriors

The scoreline tells its own story. This was a 3-0 game at the extended half-time break and it was a 6-0 match deep into the third quarter. And the 17-0 final score undoubtedly flattered Glasgow but, in comparison to last weekend’s implosion, the Warriors boss Dave Rennie was happy enough with the 1872 Cup win over Edinburgh at Scotstoun.

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Edinburgh prop Simon Berghan. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

‘Stamping victim’ Fraser Brown defends Simon Berghan over red card

Stamping victim Fraser Brown has defended Edinburgh’s Simon Berghan over the red card which will see the prop face a Guinness Pro14 disciplinary panel tomorrow.

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More to come from Edinburgh, insists skipper Stuart McInally

Stuart McInally described the stunning 18-17 win over Glasgow as the best feeling he has had at club level but insists there is more to come from his side, though also from their smarting opponents come this Saturday afternoon’s return at Scotstoun.

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Edinburgh's inter-city derby hero Chris Dean, left, races away to celebrate his last-minute try hotly pursued by fellow tryscorer Nathan Fowles. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Chris Dean hails backbone of Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh

Inter-city derby matchwinner Chris Dean believes 
Saturday’s last-gasp 18-17 win over Glasgow in the opening 1872 Cup match was the 
perfect demonstration that new coach Richard Cockerill has instilled some “backbone” in what has been a notoriously brittle Edinburgh side.

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Scott Cummings scored Glasgow's second try. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Scott Cummings admits Glasgow have to ‘take a good look at themselves’

Lock Scott Cummings admitted Glasgow would have a good look at themselves after their stunning collapse to 14-man Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Cockerill: That’s up with anything I’ve been involved with

It is probably dangerous to read too much into one result, but there is little doubt which of the two coaches was happier at the end of the opening leg of the 1872 Cup.

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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill: Play third 1872 Cup game at Myreside

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has called for the third leg of this season’s 1872 Cup series against Glasgow to be played at Myreside.

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Edinburgh's Mark Bennett during a training session. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Mark Bennett set for Edinburgh debut but Darryl Marfo out of derby

Edinburgh have received mixed news ahead of Saturday’s first 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors, loosehead prop Darryl Marfo is injured and will miss out, but centre Mark Bennett should make his long-awaited debut.

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