McInally and Boffelli return as Scotland trio start ‘cup final’ encounter

McInally (concussion) has been cleared for action having progressed through the graduated return to play protocol, with Boffelli is now fit and poised to make his first appearance since December (against Glasgow Warriors). Head Coach Mike Blair makes three further changes to the side that faced Scarlets a fortnight ago. Ben Vellacott gets the nod at scrum-half as Lee-Roy […]

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Cherry and Watson start as Hoyland returns in Llanelli

Hoyland’s inclusion sees Wes Goosen shift to full-back as Charlie Shiel gets the nod at scrum-half in the only other change to the starting backline. In the pack, Scotland lock Jamie Hodgson comes into the tight-five in place of Marshall Sykes, while centre Chris Dean (concussion) is once again fit to be named on the […]

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Back-row star Watson returns against Sharks

Watson has been cleared for action (concussion) having progressed through the graduated return to play protocol to make his first appearance since facing New Zealand in November’s Autumn Nations Series. The openside flanker’s inclusion in place of Luke Crosbie – currently in Scotland camp – is one of eight changes to the XV that claimed a famous European win against Saracens […]

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Crosbie and Lang return for Saracens

Both players are once again fit (concussion) having completed the graduated return-to-play protocol this week and join fellow Scotland cap Ben Vellacott – who starts at scrum-half – in the only changes to the XV that claimed a bonus-point win against Castres Olympique last Sunday. Both sides have already secured their place in the knockout stages but head into Sunday’s contest knowing a win […]

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Co-captains back for Castres clash

The duo return as two of eight changes to the side that claimed a bonus-point victory against Zebre Parma last weekend as Henry Immelman (full-back), Emiliano Boffelli (wing), Pierre Schoeman (loosehead), Luan de Bruin (tighthead), Marshall Sykes (lock) and Viliame Mata (number 8) all start in Castres. The encounter is Edinburgh Rugby’s third-ever visit to Stade […]

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Cherry and Haining back for Zebre Parma clash

Hooker Cherry starts up front having recovered from the hamstring injury which kept him out since late October, while back-row Haining is once again fit (calf) after being sidelined for the capital side’s last four fixtures. The duo bolster an Edinburgh team which includes nine changes to the XV that faced Glasgow Warriors last weekend. In the backline, Cammy Hutchison (inside centre) makes […]

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Scotland quartet back for derby decider

The team selection includes a further three changes to the side that faced the Warriors in last weekend’s opening leg as Wes Goosen (wing) – who also returns from injury – Henry Pyrgos (scrum-half) and Boan Venter (loosehead) are all handed starts for 150th anniversary derby. With a bumper crowd of more than 25,000 expected for the festive clash, supporters […]

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Van der Merwe returns for 150th anniversary 1872 Cup opener

World rugby’s oldest intercity rivalry celebrates a landmark anniversary exactly 150 years and one month from the first-ever meeting between the two cities at Burbank Park, Glasgow, on 23 November 1872. Edinburgh Ruby are the current holders of the famous trophy – which this week was replenished to celebrate the anniversary of the fixture – […]

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Three changes for Castres clash

Outside centre Matt Currie takes the place of Mark Bennett who remains in the graduated return to play protocol. Club centurion and Scotland internationalist WP Nel gets the nod at tighthead prop, while lock Glen Young returns to the starting XV in place of Jamie Hodgson. Saturday’s match-up is the first Heineken Champions Cup fixture […]

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