Edinburgh Accies will rely largely on the players who took them to fourth in the table in 2013 when tackling Stewart’s Melville tomorrow for a place in next year’s Premiership.
No full professionals on release from Edinburgh or Glasgow are allowed under play-off rules, but Accies welcome back Ruaridh Young, Jamie Farndale and Sam Pecquer from Scotland’s under-20 back division as well as prop Phil Cringle, who has also been on age-group representative duty, for the crunch match at Hawthornden, Lasswade/
Cringle is attached to Edinburgh but, like Farndale, in an elite development capacity. He makes a timely return with Alex Allan injured. Calum Reid is also fit to return to the back row.
• HADDINGTON sevens take place at Neilson Park tomorrow (1.30). The draw is: Currie v RHC, Heriot’s v Linlithgow, Preston Lodge v Ross High, Haddington v Lasswade, Musselburgh v Portobello, North Berwick v Murrayfield Wanderers, Watsonians v Dunbar, Boroughmuir v Howe of Fife.