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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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Richard Cockerill is known to build his teams around power forwards

No-nonsense approach expected from new Edinburgh coach Cockerill

Richard Cockerill will aim to bring a hard edge to Edinburgh Rugby when he joins the club in the summer as head coach, but the players will have to step up to the mark to help the club move forward.

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Richard Cockerill was most recently at Toulon. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh Rugby appoint Richard Cockerill as new head coach

Richard Cockerill will be Edinburgh Rugby’s new head coach next season, the BT Murrayfield outfit have announced.

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 Edinburgh Rugby's Duncan Weir speaks to the press

Leinster 39, Edinburgh 10: Edinburgh fail to build on good start

A FIRST-HALF that promised so much delivered nothing for Edinburgh as Leinster ran in five second-half tries to take the maximum haul from the visit of the Capital side.

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Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge

Edinburgh’s players ‘need to step up as leaders’

Edinburgh Rugby’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge admits he needs more of his current starting XV to step up as leaders on the field as they aim to get a morale-boosting result tonight at Leinster (7.35pm).

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Phil Burleigh says Edinburgh are hurting

Edinburgh owe coach Hodge a victory, admits Kiwi Burleigh

Edinburgh Rugby centre Phil Burleigh admits the players owe a positive result to acting head coach Duncan Hodge – and he says the team are desperate to get a much-needed win on Friday night away to Leinster in the Guinness PRO12.

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09/04/16. TSPL Shift.  Edinburgh's Damien Hoyland  bursts through the tackle of Andrew Grant -Suttie on he way to scoring a try against GHA during the second round  of the Melrose Sevens, at the Greenyards Melrose.    Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh unable to do the double over Ulster

All Black Charles Piutau destroyed Edinburgh as Duncan Hodge’s side were unable to complete the double over Ulster.

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Neil Cochrane captains Edinburgh tonight as they travel across the Irish Sea to face Ulster at the Kingspan. Pic: SNS

Neil Cochrane: Next four games vital for Edinburgh Rugby

Neil Cochrane knows that the next four games are crucial in shaping the rest of Edinburgh Rugby’s season, starting tonight away to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (7.35pm).

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Rory Sutherland

Edinburgh hand new deals to Rory Sutherland and Nathan Fowles

Scotland prop Rory Sutherland has signed a new two-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby.

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Scotland's Willem Nel had neck surgery last month. Picture: Jane Barlow

WP Nel can return in three to four months, says coach

Scotland forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys does not believe tighthead WP Nel’s career is in jeopardy and expects him to be back playing in “three or four months”.

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Blair Kinghorn tried an audacious penalty from 25 yards but could not convert. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh’s Kinghorn falls short so Munster hold on

Full-back Blair Kinghorn’s bold attempt at a penalty from just inside his own half with the last kick of the game fell agonisingly short as Munster sneaked a 10-9 win at Myreside last night.

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