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Ospreys 31, Edinburgh 22: Improved showing but sin-binnings are costly

Another away trip in the Pro 12 and yet another defeat for Edinburgh, this time at the home of the high flying Ospreys.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne will make only his second league start of the campaign

Duncan Hodge: Ospreys will bring out best in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby acting head coach Duncan Hodge insists that his men have consigned last week’s defeat to the past and are confident of bouncing back with a win in tonight’s Guinness PRO12 clash with Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

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Nasi Manu: Edinburgh menatal preparation not good enough

Edinburgh Rugby back-row powerhouse Nasi Manu is confident the squad can overcome their mixed form in the Guinness PRO12 Championship.

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Jamie Ritchie hopes to follow in the footsteps of friend Magnus Bradbury and earn full Scotland honours. Pic: SNS

Jamie Ritchie out to right Edinburgh wrongs in Wales return

Edinburgh Rugby’s Jamie Ritchie is desperate to get back into action and erase the memory of a disappointing Guinness PRO12 loss away to Newport Gwent Dragons last Sunday.

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Chris Dean of Edinburgh dives over to score. Picture: Simon Latham/Andrew Orchard sports photography

Hodge angry as Edinburgh inconsistency proves costly

Edinburgh slumped to 10th position in the PRO12 after losing 27-19 to Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade – their sixth defeat in nine starts this season.

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Edinburgh will play their home games at Myreside during the second half of the season

Edinburgh Rugby’s move to Myreside delayed

Edinburgh’s move to Myreside has been delayed by two weeks due to the rearrangement of Munster’s European Champions Cup pool match against Racing 92 in Paris.

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Allan Dell is watched by Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw as he tries to take on Australias Rob Simmons. Pic: SNS

Allan Dell looks to the positives after winning his first cap

There was no greater embodiment of the mix of emotions swirling around the Scottish camp on Saturday evening than debutant prop Allan Dell, whose dismay at ending up on the losing side was fighting a visible battle with the elation of winning his first cap in front of a packed BT Murrayfield.

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Hooker Ross Ford, left, will win his 100th cap for Scotland against Australia, while his Edinburgh club-mate Allan Dell, right, makes his debut.

Scotland v Australia: 100th cap for Ford | Dell handed debut

Edinburgh Rugby hooker Ross Ford will win his 100th cap for Scotland against Australia this weekend – and he will be joined by uncapped club-mate Allan Dell in the front row as the prop makes his international debut.

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Edinburgh's Viliame Mata celebrates after scoring the first try. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Hodge delighted as Edinburgh steamroller Ulster in first-half blitz

Edinburgh got the show back on the road last night with an impressive 28-17 Guinness Pro12 victory over a late rallying Ulster at BT Murrayfield.

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Kyle Whyte, who has been named as a substitute, in training at BT Murrayfield

Edinburgh Rugby front row creaking as injuries hit

Edinburgh interim head coach Duncan Hodge admits his front-row resources are becoming increasingly stretched but is hopeful that his team can bounce back from last weekend’s pre-Halloween horror show against Zebre with improvement against Ulster tonight.

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Edinburgh's new prop Kyle Whyte has been signed in partnership with Watsonians. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Edinburgh sign Scottish qualified tighthead prop Kyle Whyte

Edinburgh Rugby have announced the signing of 21-year old tighthead Kyle Whyte until the end of the season.

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Zebre Rugbys Giovanbattista Venditti punches the air after sprinting away to claim a late try and shock win against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield, with Sam Hidalgo-Clyne left dejected. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Edinburgh coach denies complacency as Zebre pull off shock win

Edinburgh’s renaissance under interim head coach Duncan Hodge came to a shuddering halt last night as they were stunned 19-14 by bottom side Zebre at BT Murrayfield.

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Edinburgh celebrate as Tom Brown scores the winning try against Harlequins

Tom Brown urges Edinburgh not to take Zebre lightly

The man who scored Edinburgh’s late winning try in last Saturday’s thrilling 36-35 victory over Harlequins said the squad are determined to keep the good times rolling when they return to Guinness PRO12 action hosting Italian strugglers Zebre tonight.

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Scotland boss Vern Cotter has called eight Edinburgh Rugby players into his Autumn Test squad. Pic: SNS

New-found Edinburgh form boosts Scotland – Vern Cotter

Vern Cotter reckons Edinburgh’s recent upswing in form provides a real boost to Scotland ahead of next month’s autumn Test series against Australia, Argentina and Georgia.

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Blair Kinghorn and Damien Hoyland celebrate Edinburgh's victory over Harlequins. Pic: SNS

Edinburgh Rugby rediscover swagger with epic win over Quins

The fun returned to Edinburgh Rugby on Saturday as a feast of entertaining rugby delivered 11 tries, with the home side edging a European 71-point classic by a scoreline of 36-35.

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Edinburgh's Hamish Watson is in the side to face Harlequins instead of John Hardie. Picture: Ian Rutherford

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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