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New Scotland captain named as team announced to play Wales

John Barclay has been named as Scotland captain for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Wales.

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Edinburgh cruiserweight Stephen Simmons. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Stephen Simmons delighted to be given British title shot

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons will fight undefeated Welshman Craig Kennedy for the British cruiserweight title in Cardiff next month.

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Hibs boss Neil Lennon has added more qualities to an already strong squad. Pic: SNS

Hibs analysis: Continuity pays off as Neil Lennon coaxes more out of team

In stark contrast to a Hearts side floundering amid what seems to be a never-ending period of transition, Hibs are flourishing by maintaining continuity.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro brought in a plethora of players in January. Pic: SNS

Hearts analysis: Ian Cathro will get time – but he must use it wisely

Ian Cathro will be given time to address the multitude of issues raised by Hearts’ Scottish Cup defeat against Hibs. There is no question of the Tynecastle hierarchy applying undue pressure on their head coach following last night’s meagre 3-1 loss at Easter Road.

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Hibs fans celebrate at the end of the game. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Hibs fans celebrations could be heard ‘3 miles away’

Hibs fans celebrating their 3-1 Scottish Cup win over city rivals Hearts could be heard over 3 miles away according to reports.

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Blair Kinghorn will start at full-back for Edinburgh against Cardiff. Pic: TSPL

Three changes as Edinburgh Rugby name team to face Cardiff

Edinburgh Rugby have made three personnel changes to their team for tomorrow night’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Cardiff Blues at Myreside.

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Grant Holt, right, celebrates scoring for Hibs against Hearts. Pic: SNS

Marathonbet donate to Hibs Community Foundation after Grant Holt goal

Grant Holt’s derby goal last night earned the Hibs Community Foundation £500 after he pulled off “The Incredible Holt” to mark his strike.

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Injury denied Ryan Wilson the chance to line up for Scotland away in Paris. Pic: SNS

Ryan Wilson keen to give TV the elbow for Scotland-Wales

Ryan Wilson is hoping to be back on the pitch contributing to the Scotland cause against Wales on Saturday rather than stuck on the couch “screaming mindless stuff” at the television.

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Grant Holt celebrates his goal with Lewis Stevenson and John McGinn. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hibs could have scored five against Hearts – Neil Lennon

Hibs boss Neil Lennon today hailed his Scottish Cup heroes as “absolutely magnificent”, claiming they’d blown Hearts away in their fifth-round replay and could easily have beaten their Capital rivals by four or five goals.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro is dejected as Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon celebrates his side's win

Ian Cathro: We let the Hearts fans down in derby defeat

Ian Cathro ripped into his Hearts players after last night’s Scottish Cup fifth-round replay defeat by Hibs. The Tynecastle head coach was livid at full-time and said everyone involved in the 3-1 loss at easter Road had let the club and fans down.

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Jason Cummings opens the scoring for Hibs

Manager’s blast in past as Hibs soak up fans’ adulation

Neil Lennon had left his players’ ears ringing as he flayed them for a shocking performance at the weekend but they left Easter Road on Wednesday deafened by the cheers of 16,400 fans after they’d sent arch-rivals Hearts crashing out of the Scottish Cup for the second year in a row.

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Jason Cummings, left, fires home the opening goal in front of the Hearts fans. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts outclassed, outfought and out of the Cup

GUTS, desire and some ruthless incisive attacks helped Hibs oust Hearts from the Scottish Cup for the second successive year. An insipid performance by the Tynecastle side, losing 3-1, stretched their winless run in Edinburgh derbies to seven and saw them jeered from the field by their fans at both half-time and full-time.

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Ian Schultz made a bad error but did get on the scoresheet for Caps

Capitals end road trip with heavy defeat by Sheffield

Edinburgh Capitals completed a miserable midweek road trip, going down 5-2 at Sheffield Steelers.

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Grant Holt celebrates putting Hibs two up against Hearts

Hibs 3, Hearts 1: Cup holders blow their city rivals away

Rampant Hibs kept their Scottish Cup defence on course with an emphatic fifth-round demolition of an insipid Hearts side at Easter Road.

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Stewart Anderson skips his rink to first Pro-Am Triples title

The inaugural Pro-Am Triples tournament staged by East Lothian IBC at their Alex Marshall Arena and co-sponsored by Johnston Fuels and Medical & Professional saw Lewis Betts, Billy Mellors and Stewart Anderson crowned as champions.

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Currie's Charlie Shiel starts at scrum-half

Currie duo drafted into Scotland Under-20s starting XV

CURRIE scrum-half Charlie Shiel will make his first start in this season’s Under-20s Six Nations Championship when Scotland host their Welsh counterparts at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld, on Friday (8.30pm).

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Irvine Welsh arriving at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 at Cineworld in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh drops hint about Trainspotting 3

Irvine Welsh has hinted teasingly at the possibility of a sequel to T2 Trainspotting ahead of Wednesday’s derby clash between Hibs and Hearts.

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Ian Cathro and Neil Lennon, right, will see their sides battle it out again at Easter Road tonight. Picture: SNS

Hibs v Hearts: Who needs a win more - Neil Lennon or Ian Cathro?

Only one team can win the Edinburgh derby Scottish Cup replay - but which manager needs it more?

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Esmael Goncalves is relishing tonight's cup replay. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Esmael Goncalves: Hibs can fight but Hearts aren’t scared

Hibs’ tenacity and aggression at Tynecastle ten days ago left a lasting impression on Hearts. Don Cowie spent the intervening period nursing bruised ribs after a forceful Darren McGregor challenge. Others learned that, to survive an Edinburgh derby, physicality is paramount.

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John McGinn says boss Neil Lennon, above, dished out a far more ferocious attack on the Hibs players in the dressing-room than with the media. Pic: SNS

Hibs’ John McGinn: We knew boss would give us dressing-down

John McGinn knew exactly what was coming as he and his team-mates headed for the changing room after being forced to settle for a draw with Raith Rovers – because they had been “treated” to a dress-rehearsal at half-time.

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