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Blair: “Collectively, we were just off it.”

The Italian side held on for a 24-17 win with Rhyno Smith’s late score the difference in a back-and-forth battle at Stadio Monigo. “Yeah, it’s definitely disappointing,” said Blair. “We knew this was going to be a really tough game with the team that they picked. “Benetton were excellent and managed the game really well […]

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Blair: We showed different sides of our game

Trailing 17-15 at the break, Edinburgh were able to switch up to a more direct and set-piece focussed style of play in the second period, with replacement hooker Paddy Harrison grabbing the game-sealing score late in the match. “We’re really pleased with the result. I think we showed different sides of our game,” said Blair. […]

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Blair: “When we were on it, we were really good.”

The capital side had four scores and the bonus-point in the bag after 30 minutes following an impressive opening period, but a stop-start second-half meant Edinburgh were unable to accelerate through the gears as 14-man Zebre upped the intensity after the break. “I thought that when we were on it today, we were really good,” […]

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Blair: We controlled things really well

Leading 12-3 at the break, the hosts raised the intensity in the second-half, scoring six tries in a 29 minute period of domination to put the Italian club to the sword. “We controlled territory in that first half as well as you can into the wind,” said Blair. “Then when we got points after half […]

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Van der Merwe: Move back home a no-brainer

Van der Merwe – who scored 32 tries in 67 appearances for Edinburgh after joining from Montpellier in 2017 before moving to Worcester in 2021 – has returned to familiar surroundings and now gears up to win his place back on the capital wing ahead of Saturday’s crucial BKT URC match-up with Benetton at DAM Health Stadium. “I really […]

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Quick Hits: Schoeman takes confidence from SA tour

On the loss to DHL Stormers “We had a good shift first half, kept them on the back foot, but we should have got a few more points out of that. “They are a dangerous side but we were totally in control there and if we had been 10 or 14 points up at half-time […]

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