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Coach Cockerill wields the axe as Edinburgh face champions

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has wielded the axe following last Friday’s dismal home PRO14 defeat by Benetton and made seven changes for tonight’s daunting trip to face champions Scarlets in Llanelli.

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Ben Toolis

Ben Toolis: Edinburgh must take every game by scruff of the neck

Lock forward Ben Toolis became the latest in a long line of Edinburgh players down the years to face the media and search for some kind of explanation for the team’s frustrating inability to build any kind of consistency.

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Edinburghs Jason Harries, left, vies with Trevisos Minto Francesco during Fridays match

Jason Harries believes PRO14 must have TMOs at every game

Edinburgh wing Jason Harries has questioned the fairness of occasional Guinness Pro14 matches lacking a television match official [TMO] after he appeared to be unfortunate not to be awarded a score in the first half of last Friday’s 20-17 loss to Benetton Treviso at Myreside.

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Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill: I’ll take rap for Edinburgh defeat

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill accepted responsibility for his side’s depressing home collapse to Benetton Treviso last Friday night, which took the momentum out of what had been an encouraging start to the Guinness Pro14 season.

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Chris Dean dives over the whitewash as he scored two first-half tries before the collapse

Edinburgh revert to type as they blow 14-0 lead

Edinburgh’s winning start to the Guinness Pro14 season under new coach Richard Cockerill came to a shuddering halt with a shock 20-17 loss to Benetton Treviso at Myreside last night.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, left, and Hamish Watson, right, with some of the Trinity rugby players

Edinburgh duo Hamish and Sam surprise Trinity pupils

Trinity Academy in the Capital enjoyed a rugby coaching session to remember this week as Scotland internationalists Hamish Watson and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne dropped in to surprise pupils.

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Ross Ford is keen to help the younger players

Cockerill expects Ross Ford to help drive Edinburgh forward

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill may have gone for youth by appointing 22-year-old forward Magnus Bradbury as his captain, but that doesn’t mean he is expecting more senior figures to take a back seat.

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Robbie Fruean knows how lucky he is to be a professional after seeing friends give up the game

Heart condition has given Robbie Fruean a firm grip on life

New Edinburgh signing Robbie Fruean says his history of heart trouble has had no effect on his mindset beyond an intense gratitude that he is still able to play rugby at the highest level.

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Robbie Fruean scored Edinburghs fourth try to seal the bonus point

Edinburgh 35, Dragons 18: Cockerill to ruffle players’ feathers

Edinburgh made it two wins out of two in the Guinness Pro14 as they defeated the Dragons 38-15 at Myreside but new coach Richard Cockerill was in no mood to hand out pats on backs, branding his team’s display “disappointing”.

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Richard Cockerill is aiming for back-to-back PRO14 victories

Edinburgh fans to expect fireworks as Fruean tackles Dragons

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says the club’s fans can expect “skill” and “physicality” when he unleashes new signing Robbie Fruean on the Dragons at Myreside tonight.

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Robbie Fruean

Robbie Fruean to start in Edinburgh Rugby debut against Dragons

Edinburgh’s big summer signing, centre Robbie Fruean, goes straight into the team for tomorrow night’s Guinness Pro14 match against the Dragons at Myreside.

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Grant Gilchrist admits he took too much on outside of the playing arena when team captain

Edinburgh’s Grant Gilchrist looking forward after poor season as skipper

Grant Gilchrist freely admits that the prospect of his 100th appearance for Edinburgh, which will come tomorrow night at Myreside against Dragons if selected, is a more alluring prospect now than it would have been amidst what he described as the “dark place” of last season.

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Chris Dean was on target for Edinburgh Rugby against Cardiff. Pic: SNS

Chris Dean: Edinburgh Rugby are already a different animal

Edinburgh centre Chris Dean insists that Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh is already a different animal, just one game into the Guinness Pro14 campaign.

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Robbie Fruean

Cockerill expects Fruean to make Edinburgh debut against Dragons

Edinburgh fans are set to get a first sighting of key summer signing Robbie Fruean after head coach Richard Cockerill revealed he should be in the matchday squad for Friday’s Guinness Pro14 visit of the Dragons at Myreside.

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Chris Dean is tackled by Rhys Gill and Seb Davies. Dean scored Edinburgh's second try. Pic: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Cardiff 10, Edinburgh 20: Cockerill makes key changes to ensure victory

Edinburgh’s new head coach, Richard Cockerill, saw his side make a winning start to their Pro14 campaign at the Arms Park.

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Dougie Fife has been capped by Scotland at full and Sevens level

Cockerill recalls Dougie Fife for Edinburgh opener in Cardiff

New Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has named his team to face Cardiff Blues in tonight’s Guinness Pro14 opener in the Welsh capital.

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Duncan Weir

Duncan Weir knows importance of upcoming Edinburgh season

Following years of what could generously be called “under-achievement” and more brutally termed a “systemic malaise”, it is no secret that this is a crunch season for Edinburgh Rugby as they pin their hopes on new coach Richard Cockerill righting the ship.

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Magnus Bradbury says he will consult with more experienced players

Magnus Bradbury surprised to be handed Edinburgh captaincy

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has stuck to his promise of backing youth by handing 22-year-old back-row forward Magnus Bradbury the club captaincy.

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Magnus Bradbury is Edinburgh Rugby's new captain. Pic: SNS

Magnus Bradbury to captain Edinburgh Rugby for upcoming season

Edinburgh Rugby have named Magnus Bradbury as their captain for the 2017/18 season.

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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh 14 Newcastle 10: Cockerill crows after downing Falcons

Head coach Richard Cockerill declared himself “delighted” as Edinburgh completed their pre-season programme with a win over Newcastle Falcons at the Greenyards last night.

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