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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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Hamish Watson has five caps for Scotland

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson commits to Edinburgh until 2019

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has signed a new two-year deal to stay at Edinburgh until May 2019.

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Duncan Weir was the key man in Parma for edinburgh. Picture: Roberto Bregani/Fotosport

Duncan Weir kicks Edinburgh to victory over Zebre

Duncan Weir excelled with the boot as Edinburgh snapped a three-game losing streak in the Guinness PRO12 by triumphing 24-19 at Zebre on New Year’s Eve.

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Hamish Watson has been added to Edinburghs injury list

Hamish Watson ruled out of Edinburgh’s clash with Zebre

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson is out of Edinburgh’s clash with Zebre in Parma today with a rib injury but acting head coach Duncan Hodge insisted it was “not a serious one” and poses no threat to the forward’s Six Nations hopes.

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Losing to Zebre again is unthinkable for Edinburgh’s Allan Dell

More misfortune for Scotland loosehead Alasdair Dickinson presents another opportunity for Allan Dell this weekend as Edinburgh look to bounce back from 1872 Cup misery in Italy.

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Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge laments a lack of cutting edge

Edinburgh acting head coach Duncan Hodge admitted his team’s lack of cutting edge in attack cost them dear in yesterday’s 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow at BT Murrayfield.

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Josh Strauss of Glasgow is tackled by Cornell du Preez. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Edinburgh 12, Glasgow Warriors 25: Leadership from Glasgow decisive

Glasgow snapped two three-match losing runs today – one against inter-city rivals Edinburgh and the other they had slipped to in this season’s Guinness Pro12 before the European break – with a deserved derby victory.

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Duncan Weir right, in action for Glasgow against Edinburgh in January. Duncan Hodge, below, insists the stand-off doesnt have a point to prove against his former team-mates today

Edinburgh’s Duncan Weir has ‘nothing to prove’ against Glasgow

Edinburgh acting head coach Duncan Hodge believes his namesake and stand-off Duncan Weir will relish playing against his former club this afternoon.

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Edinburgh's Tom Brown with the 1872 Cup. Pic: SNS

Gifted teenager Blair Kinghorn agrees new Edinburgh deal

Edinburgh have secured another of their talented youngsters on a new contract after 19-year-old full-back Blair Kinghorn agreed a two-year deal that will keep him at the club until May 2019.

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Edinburgh's Hamish Watson in training at Oriam

Hamish Watson intends to put brakes on Warriors playmaker

Edinburgh flanker Hamish Watson spent the month of November benefiting from Finn Russell’s playmaking panache but come Boxing Day he will be looking to keep the in-form stand-off as quiet as possible.

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Magnus Bradbury in training. Picture: SNS

Magnus Bradbury signs new three-year contract with Edinburgh

Edinburgh will go into Boxing Day’s 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow boosted by the news that their young international back-row forward Magnus Bradbury has committed himself to the club until 2020.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, left, and Allan Dell celebrate Edinburgh's 1872 Cup success last season. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU

Teams named for Edinburgh v Glasgow Boxing Day showdown

Junior Bulumakau will make his first start of the season for Glasgow in Boxing Day’s first 1872 Cup match against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 4.05pm, live on BBC2).

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Al Dickinson prepares for Edinburghs clash with Glasgow

Edinburgh veteran Dickinson relishing clash with young Warrior

When Alasdair Dickinson was getting his first taste of a festive inter-city derby a dozen years ago, his likely opposite number this Boxing Day would have been enjoying his haul from Santa.

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Edinburgh full-back Blair Kinghorn grapples for the ball with Stade Francais player Jeremy Sinzelle

Ross Ford sure Edinburgh can still progress in Europe

Edinburgh skipper Ross Ford insists that he and his colleagues still believe they can qualify for the knockout phase of the European Challenge Cup, despite the fact that they are likely to be overtaken at the top of Pool 5 today.

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Duncan Hodge has made eight changes to his starting line-up at Stade Jean Bouin

Edinburgh hope to maintain feelgood factor in Paris

Duncan Hodge hopes Edinburgh can carry the momentum of a stirring fightback win into this evening’s return encounter with Stade Francais in Paris.

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Edinburgh's Phil Burleigh sits it out after being sent off against Stade Francais. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

One-week ban for Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh

Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh has been given a one-week ban following his red card against Stade Francais at the weekend.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne wants a repeat outcome when Edinburgh lock horns with Stade again tomorrow. Pic: SNS

Hidalgo-Clyne praises Hodge’s impact on Edinburgh team

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has enjoyed his last two starts for Edinburgh Rugby and the scrum-half believes that the attacking philosophy under acting head coach Duncan Hodge is serving the team well.

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Phil Burleigh shows his frustration after being sent off last Saturday

Edinburgh star Burleigh to learn fate over ‘slap’ on Pape

Edinburgh Rugby centre Phil Burleigh was set to find out today if he is to face further punishment for appearing to slap French lock Pascal Pape.

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