Five takeaways from Sean Everitt’s first press conference

He has always been a fan of Edinburgh’s playing style Sean Everitt was Head Coach of the Sharks when Edinburgh Rugby became the first Northern Hemisphere URC side to win on South African soil when they claimed a 5-21 win at Kings Park in March 2022. With some scintillating backs play on show from the […]

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Blair: “There was a huge amount of motivation.”

On the win “I’m so conflicted. I thought for the vast majority of the game we were right on it. We had a five-minute period around 30 minutes when Sam got his yellow card and we lost it a little bit, but apart from that we were on it for a huge amount the game. […]

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McCallum: “I’m delighted to be here.”

On making an ‘almost winning return’ “You never want to lose. You play the game to win. Even when you lose graciously with all that effort, it’s still crap. You never learn to lose. “The fact that I was able to come back to this club and help out, and I want to help them […]

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Blair: “We just lacked a bit of precision under pressure.”

On the match and how Edinburgh battled to the final minutes  “I am proud, proud of a lot of the effort and the commitment. “We just lacked a bit of precision under pressure, not throughout the 80 mins, but during certain periods which was frustrating but we played the last twelve minutes with Jaco in […]

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Blair: “There is a bigger mission than this one.”

On the team’s fitness We looked to keep the ball in play, fatiguing them. Things always don’t go as you plan them but they definitely looked more fatigued at the end. We also kept our starters on for a fair bit of the game as well because we felt they were accustomed to the conditions […]

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Blair: “That’s our best win of the season so far.”

Edinburgh trailed 10-17 with 14 minutes to go before Connor Boyle’s pushover score and Harrison’s winner secured maximum points for the hosts who had lead 10-0 at half-time. “I’m proud. I genuinely believe that’s our best win of the season so far,” said Blair. “The position we put ourselves in, with a really stiff breeze […]

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Cruse in control against Castres

“That wasn’t quite what I was expecting when I woke up this morning,” laughed Cruse. “It was a great game to be involved in. Sometimes when you least expect it, it is the best thing to just throw yourself in and just get involved in. I am happy with that.” Cruse played a pivotal role […]

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Blair: We found a way to win and that’s important

On Castres “I was really impressed with them. They’ve got size, they’ve got cohesion and they don’t do a huge amount of special things as a team, but they stick in there and their set-piece was good, so that put pressure on us, especially in the first half when the breeze was against us. “The […]

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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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