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Leinster 39, Edinburgh 10: Edinburgh fail to build on good start

A FIRST-HALF that promised so much delivered nothing for Edinburgh as Leinster ran in five second-half tries to take the maximum haul from the visit of the Capital side.

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Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge

Edinburgh’s players ‘need to step up as leaders’

Edinburgh Rugby’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge admits he needs more of his current starting XV to step up as leaders on the field as they aim to get a morale-boosting result tonight at Leinster (7.35pm).

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Phil Burleigh says Edinburgh are hurting

Edinburgh owe coach Hodge a victory, admits Kiwi Burleigh

Edinburgh Rugby centre Phil Burleigh admits the players owe a positive result to acting head coach Duncan Hodge – and he says the team are desperate to get a much-needed win on Friday night away to Leinster in the Guinness PRO12.

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09/04/16. TSPL Shift.  Edinburgh's Damien Hoyland  bursts through the tackle of Andrew Grant -Suttie on he way to scoring a try against GHA during the second round  of the Melrose Sevens, at the Greenyards Melrose.    Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh unable to do the double over Ulster

All Black Charles Piutau destroyed Edinburgh as Duncan Hodge’s side were unable to complete the double over Ulster.

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Neil Cochrane captains Edinburgh tonight as they travel across the Irish Sea to face Ulster at the Kingspan. Pic: SNS

Neil Cochrane: Next four games vital for Edinburgh Rugby

Neil Cochrane knows that the next four games are crucial in shaping the rest of Edinburgh Rugby’s season, starting tonight away to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (7.35pm).

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Rory Sutherland

Edinburgh hand new deals to Rory Sutherland and Nathan Fowles

Scotland prop Rory Sutherland has signed a new two-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby.

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Scotland's Willem Nel had neck surgery last month. Picture: Jane Barlow

WP Nel can return in three to four months, says coach

Scotland forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys does not believe tighthead WP Nel’s career is in jeopardy and expects him to be back playing in “three or four months”.

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Blair Kinghorn tried an audacious penalty from 25 yards but could not convert. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh’s Kinghorn falls short so Munster hold on

Full-back Blair Kinghorn’s bold attempt at a penalty from just inside his own half with the last kick of the game fell agonisingly short as Munster sneaked a 10-9 win at Myreside last night.

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John Hardie will face Munster at Myreside tonight

John Hardie’s return ‘massive boost’ for Edinburgh Rugby

Having Scotland cap John Hardie back in the side for tonight’s crucial Guinness PRO12 match with Munster is a “massive boost”, according to Edinburgh Rugby’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge.

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John Hardie returns to action with Edinburgh Rugby. Pic: SNS

Edinburgh team: John Hardie returns for Munster clash

John Hardie will make his first appearance in three months for Edinburgh Rugby after he was named in the starting XV for tomorrow night’s match against Munster.

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Derrick Appiah has joined Edinburgh Rugby from Worcester Warriors. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh sign prop Derrick Appiah on short-term deal

Edinburgh Rugby have strengthened their front row with the signing of prop Derrick Appiah from English side Worcester Warriors.

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Edinburgh's Blair Kinghorn runs through to score a try against Timisoara Saracens

Date set for Edinburgh Rugby’s Euro quarter-final clash

Edinburgh Rugby’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final tie against French side La Rochelle will be played at BT Murrayfield on Friday, March 31 with an 8pm kick-off.

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Valentin Calafeteanu of Timisoara Saracens vies with Cornell Du Preez of Edinburgh. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Hodge delighted as Edinburgh romp home at a packed Myreside

Edinburgh marked their first match at the renovated Myreside by securing a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup last night in front of 5,235 spectators.

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William Nel has been ruled out of the Six Nations. 
 Picture Ian Rutherford

WP Nel ruled out of Six Nations through injury

Scotland have suffered a blow ahead of their opening Six Nations match as WP Nel has been ruled out through injury.

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Duncan Hodge has played at Myreside and knows the close proximity of the crowd to the pitch can be intimidating. Pic: SNS

Duncan Hodge ready for Edinburgh experience like no other

Duncan Hodge emerged from the Myreside tunnel countless times in his career for the likes of Watsonians, Edinburgh and Scotland A, but admits that tonight’s occasion promises to be an experience unlike any other.

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Allan Dell is looking forward to playing at Myreside. Pic: SNS

Right mindset will see Edinburgh through – Allan Dell

Prop Allan Dell believes if Edinburgh approach Friday evening’s European Challenge Cup clash against Timisoara with the right mindset they can achieve their goal of a home quarter-final.

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Melvyn Roffe, left, principal of George Watsons College, Jon Petrie, Edinburgh Rugby managing 
director,  and Andy Irvine, former SRU president, and Edinburgh Rugby chairman at Myreside. Picture: ian Rutherford

Myreside ‘will be better than Scotstoun’ for Edinburgh

Scotland rugby legend Andy Irvine believes Edinburgh’s new home at Myreside could, in time, prove even more successful than Glasgow’s move to Scotstoun.

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Fraser McKenzie is mobbed after scoring Edinburgh's first try

Edinburgh must not gloss over final 72 seconds – Bradbury

THERE was a strange mood among the Edinburgh players after their 23-18 win in London.

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Edinburgh Rugby's WP Nel in training at Myreside

WP Nel returns to prop up Edinburgh challenge

Edinburgh interim head coach Duncan Hodge is delighted to welcome Scotland tighthead WP Nel back for today’s crunch European Challenge Cup clash against Harlequins in London.

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Duncan Weir is raring to go after missing the first game against Harlequins because of a jaw injury

Weir seeks victory at Quins – but with less nail-biting

Duncan Weir didn’t feature in that classic Edinburgh-Harlequins last October but felt as drained by the end of it as any of those who took part.

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