Paterson shines with try and grit in dominant Scotland win

The Edinburgh Rugby winger scored his first professional try and played a key role in Scotland’s convincing 73-12 victory over Canada in Ottawa. Paterson admitted to a touch of frustration after being forced off the pitch with a facial injury, but his focus quickly shifted to the team’s emphatic performance. “It was excellent,” he said. “The boys did […]

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Everitt: We can’t underestimate the magnitude of this win

The two potential opponents are sides Edinburgh know well from URC competition, having beaten Zebre Parma at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in February, before falling short against the Sharks at Kings Park last weekend. And although the capital side would undoubtedly prefer to remain on Scottish soil for the last-eight encounter, Edinburgh Rugby Head Coach Sean […]

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Everitt delivers honest assessment as attention turns to Sharks

Edinburgh were second-best in a challenging encounter with last season’s URC runners-up at DHL Stadium, with the hosts running out 43-21 winners on Saturday afternoon. Everitt said: “It’s of course always difficult to find positives when you get beat by a scoreline of that margin, but I was really happy with how we stayed in […]

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Everitt: ‘We know we’re a better team than that’

The capital showed character in a second-half fightback to claim their third road win of the season at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi but never truly hit top gear in stop-start performance. “I think we were very fortunate. We hung in there, and the ascendancy that we got in the set piece got us the result at […]

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Road win secures European knockouts

The capital side led 5-26 at the break after dominant opening 40 minutes, but finished with 13 players with Grant Gilchrist shown a second yellow and Duhan van der Merwe sent to the bin in the final stages of the one-sided encounter. British and Irish Lions duo Van der Merwe and Hamish Watson were among […]

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Everitt: “Our accuracy and execution let us down.”

On the loss “That was bitterly disappointing. A lot of effort went into that game – the players worked extremely hard. “Unfortunately the accuracy and our execution was not there tonight. “In the first half we had three opportunities but only converted one. If we had converted a second one I would have been much happier […]

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Everitt rues discipline in derby defeat

Leading 8-10 heading into the final 15 minutes of action at Scotstoun, Edinburgh succumbed to Warriors pressure with a series of penalties that gave the hosts easy entries into the capital 22 – with Glasgow eventually running out 22-10 winners. Everitt said: “We conceded eight penalties in the last 24 minutes. If you concede eight […]

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Fightback comes up short in European opener

The capital side were 17-3 down at the break. Tim Swiel’s late penalty added the only points for the visitors who battled well in the opening 40, but failed to turn pressure or prime attacking opportunities into any scores. Sean Everitt’s side returned to the field following the break with renewed vigour and when Javan […]

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Everitt: We made it tight for ourselves

With the Vodacom Bulls down to 14 men for most of the second-half – after captain Marcell Coetzee was shown red for a dangerous tackle on Pierre Schoeman – Edinburgh were able to seize control of the contest with Duhan van der Merwe and Bill Mata running in tries three and four for the capital […]

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Everitt proud of ‘great win’

With the game tied-up at 22-22, the capital side worked the ball into Connacht territory where Ben Healy was able to chip over a no-nonsense drop-goal to take all four points with the clock in red. The victory is Edinburgh Rugby’s third in four matches, and leaves Everitt’s side sitting in 8th place in the […]

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