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Plenty motivation for Edinburgh, says winger Rory Scholes

Wing Rory Scholes rejects the notion that Edinburgh’s season is over and the next couple of weeks represent a going-through-the-motions formality before a merciful break and clean slate for next season.

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Stand-off Jason Tovey kicked Edinburghs only points in Italy

Benetton Treviso 21 - 6 Edinburgh: Nine in a row defeats

Edinburgh’s losing streak rose to nine in a row but this was a game that they might have won if they had taken their chances. They had scoring opportunities when the game was still in the balance, butchered them and were given a lesson in the importance of finishing.

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Grant Gilchrist has committed his future to Edinburgh Rugby. Pic: SNS

Grant Gilchrist signs new contract with Edinburgh Rugby

Grant Gilchrist has signed a new two-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby.

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Hamish Watson cannot be stopped as he goes over for a try. Pictured: SNS

Edinburgh 19, Connacht 22: Second-half fightback not enough

It never rains but it pours. Edinburgh actually played pretty well, scored three second-half tries but and still contrived to lose this match.

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Duncan Hodge had to field questions about his incoming boss

Edinburgh coach can’t answer for Cockerill

You have to feel a bit for Duncan Hodge who has been playing nurse maid to the squawking bairn that is Edinburgh Rugby before Richard Cockerill takes over.

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Edinburgh's Anton Bresler rises highest in the lineout

Edinburgh made to pay again for half measures

Edinburgh’s disappointing season was effectively ended last night as they crashed out of the European Challenge Cup at the quarter-final at the hands of French league leaders La Rochelle, losing 32-22.

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24/02/17 GUINNESS PRO 12 
 Jason Tovey in action for Edinburgh.

Edinburgh coach admits dropping Duncan Weir was a tough call

Edinburgh acting head coach Duncan Hodge admits it was “a tough call” to drop Scotland stand-off Duncan Weir for tonight’s crunch European Challenge Cup quarter-final tie against La Rochelle at BT Murrayfield.

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Edinburgh's Jason Tovey has been selected at stand-off for the game against La Rochelle. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Edinburgh pick Jason Tovey ahead of Duncan Weir for Euro tie

Edinburgh have picked Jason Tovey at stand-off ahead of Duncan Weir for Friday night’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final with La Rochelle at BT Murrayfield.

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Chris Dean says coach Duncan Hodge has helped him refocus

Edinburgh’s Chris Dean wil keep emotions in check against French

It is unquestionably Edinburgh’s biggest game of the season but centre Chris Dean will be looking to play down tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final against La Rochelle after admitting he got too hyped up at Scarlets last weekend.

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Cornell Du Preez has been bulking up in the gym

Du Preez: Big Euro night will bring best out of Edinburgh

Edinburgh No 8 Cornell du Preez hopes the excitement of a big European night can invigorate the side out of their current slump.

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Phil Burleigh scored Edinburgh's try

Scarlets 26, Edinburgh 10: A tame surrender in Wales

Edinburgh’s losing streak was stretched to six matches as the Scarlets gained revenge for defeat at Murrayfield earlier in the season.

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Simon Berghan has been told to take his international form to South Wales

Edinburgh recall nine Scotland stars to face Scarlets

Duncan Hodge is hoping that returning a tranche of Scotland internationalists to his team can be the catalyst to breaking a five-match losing streak when they face Scarlets in Llanelli tonight.

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Ross Ford returns from Scotland duties to captain Edinburgh against Scarlets. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nine Scotland internationalists return to bolster Edinburgh

Edinburgh have been boosted by the return of nine Scotland internationalists for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Scarlets in Wales.

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WP Nel has been capped 15 times by Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scotland prop WP Nel signs new deal with Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby have announced the signing of Scotland international tighthead prop Willem ‘WP’ Nel on a three-year contract extension.

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Uini Atonio caused Allan Dell all sorts of problems in the scrum when Scotland faced France last month in the Six Nations. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh’s Allan Dell savouring rematch with 24-stone French beast

If Allan Dell is feeling any trepidation about the prospect of a swift rematch against the 24-and-a-half stone French prop Uini Atonio then it doesn’t show.

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Edinburgh's Magnus Bradbury takes a hit from a flying Osprey as a team-mate struggles in the mud, behind

Edinburgh 9, Ospreys 13: Fifth loss on bounce; Dickinson injured

Edinburgh Rugby lost their fifth Guinness PRO12 match on the spin tonight as they went down to the Ospreys at Myreside 13-9.

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Alasdair Dickinson has recovered from a foot problem sustained on Boxing Day

Alasdair Dickinson to bring experience and leadership to Edinburgh

Alasdair Dickinson’s return to action this evening will bring leadership and experience to an Edinburgh Rugby side looking to recover from an awful February, according to acting head coach Duncan Hodge.

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Rory Scholes goes over for his first try of two at Myreside which lifted hopes. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Hodge angry as Edinburgh chuck it away – again

Edinburgh slipped to another painful 18-17 home defeat in the Guinness PRO12 as a late surge by Cardiff denied them at Myreside.

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Hodges hopes of becoming head coach were blighted by his teams inconsistency

Duncan Hodge disappointed not to land Edinburgh head coach role

Duncan Hodge admits he is disappointed not to have secured the Edinburgh Rugby head coaching post on a full-time basis, but he has promised to give the incoming Richard Cockerill his full support.

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Blair Kinghorn will start at full-back for Edinburgh against Cardiff. Pic: TSPL

Three changes as Edinburgh Rugby name team to face Cardiff

Edinburgh Rugby have made three personnel changes to their team for tomorrow night’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Cardiff Blues at Myreside.

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