Edinburgh make five changes for trip to face Scarlets

Damien Hoyland returms on the wing for Edinburgh. Pic: Neil Hanna

Damien Hoyland returms on the wing for Edinburgh. Pic: Neil Hanna

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Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons has made five changes – four personnel and one positional – for tomorrow’s trip to face second-placed Scarlets in Llanelli.

The Capital side lost 10-3 at Cardiff in their last Guinness PRO12 outing and dropped to fifth in the table. Keeping the No.15 jersey is full-back Greig Tonks with Damien Hoyland returning from injury on the right wing. The centre pairing sees Michael Allen remain at outside centre with Sam Beard returning to the starting line-up at inside centre in place of the injured Andries Strauss and Chris Dean.

In the pack, Rory Sutherland, Neil Cochrane and John Andress again make up the front row with a new-look second row of Anton Bresler and Ben Toolis. Captain Mike Coman resumes his usual position on the blindside, after filling in at second row in Cardiff.

Edinburgh: Greig Tonks, Damien Hoyland, Michael Allan, Sam Beard, Tom Brown, Phil Burleigh, Nathan Fowles, Rory Sutherland, Neil Cochrane, John Andress, Anton Bresler, Ben Toolis, Mike Coman (c), Hamish Watson, Cornell Du Preez. Substitutes: George Turner, Allan Dell, Simon Berghan, Alex Toolis, Jamie Ritchie, Sean Kennedy, Blair Kinghorn, Dougie Fife.