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Hamish Watson gets the nod for Edinburgh against Harlequins

The fact that Tim Visser will not be making his anticipated BT Murrayfield comeback today robs the European Challenge Cup clash between Edinburgh and Harlequins of one of its potential storylines but it is still shaping up as an intriguing encounter.

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Ben Toolis has cemented his place in Edinburgh's pack

Edinburgh’s Ben Toolis hopes to make his nifty fifty count

Ben Toolis is set to make his 50th appearance for Edinburgh Rugby tomorrow and he believes there is plenty more still to come for him with the Capital club.

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Viliame Mata will make his Edinburgh debut in Romania

Three players handed first starts in Edinburgh Euro opener

Acting Edinburgh Rugby head coach Duncan Hodge has handed three players their full debuts for tomorrow’s opening European Challenge Cup fixture against Timisoara Saracens in Romania (kick-off 12.00).

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Nasi Manu says building a winning team does not happen overnight

Nasi Manu relishing Edinburgh’s Romanian adventure

Romania represents a step into the unknown for much of the Edinburgh squad this weekend and it will be a particularly exotic adventure for their Kiwi No.8 Nasi Manu.

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Edinburgh prepared for the trip to Romania with a comprehensive victory over Treviso. Pic: SNS

Edinburgh Rugby warned not to take Timisoara Saracens lightly

As Edinburgh Rugby get ready to head into the unknown this week for the first match of their European Rugby Challenge Cup journey, they may want to seek out the advice of a Scot who is in Romania regarding the opposition.

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Blair Kinghorn, who scored a try, brushes off a Treviso challenge. Picture: Paul Devlin SNS

Edinburgh coach Hodge hails his seven-try team of winners

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge got a first win under his belt last night as Edinburgh enjoyed a comfortable seven-try 45-10 rout of Italian strugglers Treviso to make it two victories from six in the Guinness Pro12.

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Rory Sutherland: ‘Edinburgh players let down Solomons’

Rory Sutherland: ‘Edinburgh players let down Solomons’

EDINBURGH prop Rory Sutherland admits the players have to take a share of the responsibility for Alan Solomons’ departure as head coach.

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Edinburgh's acting head coach Duncan Hodge at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS Group.

Duncan Hodge reflects on ‘manic’ week after Edinburgh call

Edinburgh’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge has been given no timescale on how long he will be in the post and admits the past week has been a “whirlwind”.

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Connacht 28 - 15 Edinburgh: Late try denies even a bonus point

Mike Allen’s late try looked to have given Edinburgh a losing bonus point at the Sportsground, but instead the home side ran in a fourth try late on to inflict defeat on Duncan Hodge in his first game in charge of Edinburgh.

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Alan Solomons team had won just one of their four games this term. Duncan Hodge, below, has taken charge

Solomons paid price for Edinburgh’s poor start to season

Rugby’s first coaching casualty of the season has arrived after just one month with Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons paying the price for the club’s poor start to the season.

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Duncan Hodge is now Edinburgh's acting head coach. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Duncan Hodge in charge at Edinburgh as Alan Solomons steps down

Duncan Hodge has been appointed acting head coach of Edinburgh Rugby following the departure of Alan Solomons.

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Damien Hoyland has pushed back any thoughts of playing for Scotland until Edinburgh are back on track. Pic: SNS

Damien Hoyland convinced Edinburgh will be sitting pretty soon

Edinburgh winger Damien Hoyland is confident that an upturn in fortunes is imminent for the BT Murrayfield-based outfit that has made a disappointing start to the Guinness PRO12 campaign.

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Seasonal bow was a baptism of fire for Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

In his first start of the season scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne would have liked a more comfortable ride, but there was no charitable donations available at Thomond Park.

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Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons has handed a debut to Lewis Carmichael

Solomons opts to rest Test trio for Thomond Park

Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons has made seven changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s match against Munster in Limerick.

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Magnus Bradbury knows Edinburgh must find their killer instinct

Lapses in concentration killing Edinburgh, says Bradbury

Edinburgh back-row tyro Magnus Bradbury believes that concentration lapses are to blame for their shaky start to the new Guinness PRO12 season.

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Edinburgh centurion WP Nel (red cap) tries in vain to steal the ball off Leinster's Jamison Gibson-Park. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Edinburgh Rugby 20, Leinster 33: Ferocious three-try burst kills off Edinburgh

Edinburgh crashed to a second defeat from their first three Guinness PRO12 games tonight as a nightmare 20-minute first-half spell which leaked four tries cost them dear against Leinster and they went down 33-20.

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WP Nel makes his 100th appearance for Edinburgh against Leinster tonight

Edinburgh centurion WP Nel says Lions talk is premature

WP Nel admits it is “pleasing” to be so widely tipped as the potential starting tighthead for the British and Irish Lions next summer but is characteristically coy about the prospect.

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Phil Burleigh is enjoying a regular run at centre having covered at stand-off for a couple of years

Edinburgh fans will get entertaining rugby, says Burleigh

Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh has urged the team’s supporters to be patient and have faith that better entertainment is coming.

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John Hardie has been tipped to face the country of his birth as a British & Irish Lion next summer

Edinburgh star John Hardie eager to get started again

Scotland flanker John Hardie returns for Edinburgh against Scarlets at BT Murrayfield tonight in a game they are desperate to win to kick-start their Guinness Pro12 campaign.

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