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Schoeman returns for Sharks showdown as Gilchrist hits 200

The club centurion – who missed out on last weekend’s Round of 16 win after suffering a concussion in training – returns at loosehead prop having completed graduated return to play protocol. His inclusion is the only change to the starting XV that claimed victory against Bayonne six days ago. Lock Grant Gilchrist – who […]

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Gilchrist back for knockout clash

The lock – who did not feature in the recent two-week tour to South Africa – starts as one of three changes made to the team that faced the Sharks in Durban last weekend. In the pack, Luan de Bruin is handed his first start of the season at loosehead prop with Pierre Schoeman (concussion), […]

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Scotland quartet return for Sharks clash

The quartet return from Six Nations duty to feature in a starting XV that contains one further change from last weekend, with centre Chris Dean replacing Mark Bennett who remains in concussion protocol. Edinburgh Rugby return to Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium for the first time since March 2022, when they became the first Northern Hemisphere […]

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Nel to become double-centurion in Cape Town

Scotland internationalist Nel, 37, will fittingly enter the 200 club in Cape Town where his professional rugby career started at Western Province 16 years ago. Having been a mainstay in the capital pack since arriving in Edinburgh in 2012, the tighthead prop now joins club legends Alan Jacobsen [273 appearances] and Chris Paterson [205] in […]

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Lloyd to make first Edinburgh start

Scotland and GB sevens flyer Rhona Lloyd moves into the starting line-up as one of six changes to the XV that drew with Wolfhounds a fortnight ago, making her first start for her childhood club. Wolfhounds claimed the Celtic Challenge title last weekend against Clovers, meaning Edinburgh are guaranteed to finish second after an impressive […]

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Bennett to hit 100 against Ospreys

Head Coach Sean Everitt has handed the former Cumnock man the start on the landmark night as one of four changes made to the starting XV that claimed a win against Zebre Parma a fortnight ago. Scrum-half Ben Vellacott – who skippers the side – starts in place of Ali Price, with the British & Irish Lion selected […]

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Edinburgh side named for historic major play-off

The capital side raced into the play-offs after a bonus point win against Clovers and will face the table-topping Wolfhounds in a top two clash. Edinburgh are currently four points behind the league leaders going into the final two matches of the competition, where they will face both Irish sides. Cruikshank’s team selection has remained […]

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Two changes for crucial Clovers clash

Scotland internationalist Panashe Muzambe moves into the starting line-up having scored a last-minute winning try in last weekend’s win away against Gwalia Lightning, while Leia Brebner-Holden will make her first start for the club at scrum-half. The capital side have been in impressive form, sitting in second place having won three from four matches, each […]

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Thomson to start Gwalia Lightning clash

The 55-times capped centre starts the Celtic Challenge Round 4 clash in Cardiff as one of three changes made to the starting XV by Head Coach Claire Cruikshank. Thomson takes the place of Briar McNamara in the midfield, with the Watsonians inside centre named among the replacements. In the pack, University of Edinburgh’s Poppy Fletcher […]

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Van der Merwe back for crunch Euro clash

Van der Merwe – who was rested for last weekend’s Gloucester match – returns to the starting line-up as one of six changes made for the Round 4 encounter in Llanelli, where a bonus-point win will guarantee the capital side’s place in the knockout stages of the tournament. With Darcy Graham (quad), Wes Goosen (quad) […]

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