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.

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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Edinburghs 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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Glasgow Warriors coach Kenny Murray during a training session at Scotstoun. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow Warriors aim to bounce back from Euro slump

The dynamics at play in this Saturday night’s eagerly anticipated 1872 Cup clash at BT Murrayfield are fascinating. Glasgow Warriors have been the dominant force in Scottish professional rugby for several years now, and with ten wins from ten outings in the Guinness Pro14 so far this season, they are entitled to consider themselves top dogs.

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Sean Kennedy will start at scrum-half for Edinburgh against Krsasny Yar tonight. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

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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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 back rower Luke Crosby. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Crosbie still young and happy to learn from Edinburgh internationals

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill spoke earlier in the week about how some off-field issues with back-row players this season have simply served to present opportunities for others and few epitomise that more than Luke Crosbie.

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Jaco Van Der Walt in action for former club Lions. He will make his first start for Edinburgh against the Southern Kings. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Edinburgh turn to South African trio for Southern Kings test

Richard Cockerill was hoping to talk about the Edinburgh team he had selected to play the Southern Kings this evening in Port Elizabeth but his inquisitors had other ideas. Flanker John Hardie was handed a three-month ban on Wednesday for the alleged use of cocaine and Cockerill was immediately pressed on that painful subject.

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Edinburgh prop Murray McCallum, on the replacements bench due to Alan Dells injury, was called on after the break and scored two tries in the space of six minutes. Photograph: David Gibson/Fotosport

Krazny Yar 14 - 73 Edinburgh: Forward momentum pays off

Edinburgh lit up a gloomy Moscow lunchtime as they demolished their Russian opponents, but it was a win overshadowed by two problems for Richard Cockerill, the head coach.

New Edinburgh haed coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP

Richard Cockerill set to give youth a chance at Edinburgh captaincy

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill is poised to hand the club captaincy to a young, up-and-coming player in a bid to underline the message that this is a fresh start for the under-performing capital side.

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Guinness Pro14 chief executive Martin Anayi. Picture: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images/Getty

Pro14 chief Martin Anayi says expansion is not finished yet

The head of what is now the Guinness Pro14 has made it clear that expansion is “in the DNA” of the tournament and the introduction of two South African teams is far from the end of its global ambitions.

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Richard Cockerill's new-look Edinburgh will be tested in pre-season by Sale and Newcastle. Picture: Getty.

Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh to face Sale and Newcastle

Edinburgh Rugby fans will get the chance to have a first look at Richard Cockerill’s new-look squad when they face Sale Sharks in a pre-season friendly at Boroughmuir’s Meggetland ground on 18 August at 7.35pm.

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Exhausted Hawick players celebrate at full-time after their 23-20 play-off victory over Edinburgh Accies. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Departing Nikki Walker relieved as Hawick avoid trapdoor

An emotional Hawick coach Nikki Walker expressed relief on Saturday that his last act in the post was not to preside over Scotland’s most successful club being demoted to the second flight.

Edinburgh Rugby acting head coach Duncan Hodge. Picture: SNS Group

Edinburgh aim to start producing the goods for Duncan Hodge

It felt a bit like the day after the Lord Mayor’s Show at 
Murrayfield yesterday afternoon. The euphoria of Scotland’s swashbuckling victory over Wales on Saturday in front of a packed house had given way to a major clearing-up operation.

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