Hive Stadium


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Full time

The first Scottish Building Society pre-season match comes to an end, as Connacht run out 45-19 winners.


Seventh try

Edinburgh nearly go through as Richman breaks, but the ball goes loose and Shayne Bolton runs the length.


Sixth try Connacht

Connacht go over again in the right corner.


Edinburgh lineout

Connacht come forward again and attack down the left, but a loose pass goes into touch on our 22. We’ll have the throw in.


Held up!

A tap and go from the penalty, but Edinburgh hold Connacht up over the line and can exit from their goal line.

Savala was also yellow carded when the penalty was awarded.


And another

The visitors charge through the middle, and an excellent tackle saves a try.

But Connacht are awarded the penalty, five metres out under the posts.


Another penalty

Edinburgh have a foray into Connacht’s 22, but they win another penalty and can exit.

There’s then an Edinburgh knock on, so Connacht put into the scrum on their own 10m line.


Fifth Connacht try

Two phases after the tap and go, Hurley-Langton goes over again.


Visitors five out

A penalty is awarded to the visitors just right of the posts. They’ll tap and go five metres out.


Connacht lineout

Connacht turn the ball over and kick clear. A long kick is gathered by Richman on his own try line.

Edinburgh kick for touch, and Connacht will throw in from our 22.


Edinburgh scrum

Both sides have had possession in recent minutes but have struggled to make anything of it.

Edinburgh kick forward and Connacht knock on in the contact, so the hosts will put into the scrum half way between the 10m and 22 in Connacht’s half.


Connacht score again

Tom Farrell is in for the visitors after a break on the right side.


And another!

The lineout goes awry and Connacht kick clear, but Edinburgh soon win a penalty in an almost identical position to the last one.

This time Savala finds touch around 35 metres out.


Edinburgh pen

The first Edinburgh penalty for a while!

Attacking on the halfway line, the referee penalises Connacht at the breakdown.

Charlie Savala kicks to around 25m out.


The visitors lead

Connacht take the lead after a try under the posts from Shamus Hurley-Langton.


Connacht penalty

Some big tackles from the young gunners!

A huge hit on Connacht’s 10m line from Matt Currie, and a phase later an excellent chop tackle round the feet from Liam McConnell.

But the referee sees some illegal handling in the ruck, and Connacht kick the penalty into our 22.


Scrum on halfway

Edinburgh look to build in midfield, but a knock on gives Connacht a scrum on halfway.


Try Connacht

Connacht start strong again, and Andrew Smith scores in the left corner.



Back underway

We’re back underway. Come on Edinburgh!!


New Edinburgh team

The second half is away to start, and Edinburgh make a raft of changes.

Here is the side starting the second half.


He’s Ad a belter

Adam McBurney finished off in the left corner to get the scoreboard ticking for Edinburgh.

Tries from Wes Goosen and Mark Bennett followed!


Half time

Good half from the gunners!

Connacht think they’ve scored with the last play, but the referee pulls them back for hands in the ruck and gives Edinburgh a penalty on their 5m line, which they put into touch to end the half.


Two lineout steals!

Edinburgh steal the lineout, then Scott kicks to touch.

And Edinburgh have nicked this lineout as well! It’s kicked ahead and John Porch is bundled into touch by Matt Currie.

Edinburgh will have the lineout inside Connacht’s half with surely the last play of the half.


And another pen

Another penalty. Lineout again, five metres out now.


Another penalty

Another penalty follows quickly after, and now Connacht throw into the lineout 10 metres from our line.


Great defence

Edinburgh steal the ball back in their own 22 and exit.

A bit of kicking back and forth, and Ross McCann puts a delicate chip over the top. He then puts in a thunderous tackle on the catcher.

But Edinburgh concede the penalty at the breakdown. Connacht throw in just outside our 22 after kicking to touch.


Connacht pen

A first chance in a while for Connacht to get some possession and territory, as they are awarded a penalty on halfway and kick it into Edinburgh’s 22.



Boan Venter makes way for Edinburgh, and is replaced by Robin Hislop.


Knocked into touch

Cammy Scott is causing all sorts of problems for Connacht’s defence.

The young fly-half breaks down the left, but a phase later it’s dropped into touch.

Connacht opt for the lineout, on their own 10m line on the Main Stand side.


Edinburgh on top

The gunners are here to play.

Connacht lose the ball just inside their half and Matt Currie hacks on, but it goes into touch.

Edinburgh had scrum advantage though, so we pack down on the right side just over half way.



Edinburgh are on fire!!

The gunners hoof clear from the kick off, and then Boyle wins a jackal penalty on halfway.

It’s tapped quickly and Scott makes another break on the left, and then a phase later Bennett races clear and under the posts.

Another conversion from Scott.


We lead!!

What a break from Cammy Scott!

The scrum leads to some kick tennis, which ends with Edinburgh just outside the Connacht 22.

Two phases later, Scott sells a dummy to the defender in the middle of the pitch, and passes inside to Wes Goosen who is clear under the sticks!

Scott converts.


Building platforms

Edinburgh have settled after a nervy opening few minutes.

Charlie Shiel box kicks to get out of the 22, and it’s knocked on around halfway by Connacht. We’ll scrum down again.



We’re on the board!

Shiel breaks up the blind side and offloads just before being put into touch. Edinburgh work it out right, then back to the left where Adam McBurney dots down right in the corner. Conversion drifts wide.


Edinburgh scrum

A first attack from the gunners.

Good fighting to make extra metres in the tackle from Connor Boyle on halfway, and Cammy Scott’s kick is caught by Connacht but then turned back over in the ruck.

Connacht then win it back again, but knock on at the Main Stand side on their 22. We’ll have a scrum.


First try Connacht

The lineout leads to a maul, which leads to the first try for Joe Joyce. It’s converted by JJ Hanrahan.


Early penalties for the visitors

The lineout leads to another penalty advantage for Connacht.

They attack the line to no avail, and we go back for the penalty, which is kicked back into the corner.



Connacht’s lineout throw is pinched by Glen Young!

Charlie Shiel kicks for touch, but doesn’t make many metres. Connacht will throw in again around 10 metres out.


Held up

Edinburgh exit from the kick off, but then Connacht hold the ball for several phases.

An initial break up the left, and with penalty advantage they get over the line but are held up.

The penalty is kicked into the left corner.


Kick off – come on Edinburgh!


The teams are out!

Connacht are about to get this one underway.


Kick off approaching…

We’re almost ready to go at Hive Stadium for the first time this season!

Fi McIntosh and Beth Blacklock from the Scotland Women squad bring on the match ball. Scotland will be back here tomorrow to take on Spain.


Lang time no see!

James Lang, Marshall Skyes and Ben Muncaster are speaking to fans pre-match.


Team reminder

A reminder of your Edinburgh Rugby team to face Connacht tonight, lead by Mark Bennett.


We’re back!

It’s been the longest pre-season in the history of sport, but we finally have some match action to look forward to as the Scottish Building Society pre-season fixtures get underway tonight against Connacht.

Follow the match here for live updates throughout!


Get your tickets

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Kick-off 7:35 pm