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Edinburgh to play English duo in pre-season friendlies

Edinburgh Rrugby have announced two friendles on Scottish soil as they build up to the start of the new season.

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Edinburgh played their home matches at Myreside in the second part of last season

Edinburgh Rugby to play at Myreside for next three seasons

EDINBURGH will continue to play games at Myreside for the next three seasons, the club have just announced.

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read, left, and Lions skipper Sam Warburton share the series trophy. Pic: Getty

Extra week’s prep would have won series, claims Lions chief

John Spencer has insisted the British and Irish Lions would have won their Test series in New Zealand with just one more week’s preparation.

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Sir Ian McGeechan fell ill while ocvering the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sir Ian McGeechan recovering in hospital after falling ill

Sir Ian McGeechan is recovering from “a bug” in Wellington Hospital after falling ill at Westpac Stadium while covering the British and Irish Lions.

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Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

ARE you smooth enough to support the British and Irish Lions as the squad heads towards their clash with the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium on Saturday?

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New Scotland coach Gregor Townsend can look back on the summer tour with satisfaction but a knowledge work needs to be done. PICTURE: SNS/SRU

5 things we learned from Scotland rugby team’s summer tour

SCOTLAND’S summer tour to the southern hemisphere saw good wins over Italy in Singapore and a famous toppling of Australia in Sydney but ended in disappointment with defeat in Fiji. Here we look at what has been learned from the three-Test trip.

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Allan Dell has signed a new deal keeping him at Edinburgh. PICTURE: SNS/SRU

British and Irish Lion Allan Dell signs new Edinburgh Rugby deal

NEW British and Irish Lion Allan Dell has been handed a new two-year contract by Edinburgh.

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Josh Strauss charges forward for Scotland as Hamish Watson looks on

Scotland coach admits attack didn’t get going in Fiji defeat

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has defended the two players who filled in at stand-off against Fiji after regular starter Finn Russell was called up for the British and Irish Lions.

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Ross Ford drives through the Fiji defence to score a try during their test in Suva. Picture: IVAMERE ROKOVESA/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji 27-22 Scotland: Scots pay price for errors in Suva

Scotland’s mission to finish their summer tour unbeaten failed as they lost 27-22 to Fiji in Suva.

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Ex rugby player Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year. Picture; Greg Macvean

Doddie Weir thanks well-wishers following MND announcement

Doddie Weir has taken to social media to thank well-wishers after he announced that he was suffering from motor neurone disease.

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Ross Ford will win his 110th cap for Scotland against Fiji tomorrow. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Edinburgh’s Ross Ford to win record 110th Scotland cap

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford will break Scotland’s caps record on Saturday after being named in the starting line-up to face Fiji.

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Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean

Rugby legend Doddie Weir diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

SUPPORT has poured in for Scottish rugby legend George “Doddie” Weir after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

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John Hardie pulled up before Scotland's clash with Italy. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

John Hardie fit for Scotland’s final tour match against Fiji

Scotland have received a fitness boost ahead of their clash with Fiji as John Hardie has recovered from a back spasm.

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Ruaridh Jackson is desperate to get on the pitch in Fiji. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Scotland star Jackson wants piece of the action against Fiji

Ruaridh Jackson is determined to make his mark when Scotland play Fiji in Suva on Saturday.

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Ex-rugby player Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Rugby legend George ‘Doddie’ Weir diagnosed with MND

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir has revealed he is suffering from motor neurone disease.

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Greig Tonks opened the scoring in Sydney. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Greig Tonks: Beating Australia was highlight of my career

Scotland full-back Greig Tonks reflected on Saturday’s “incredible” 24-19 victory over Australia as the highlight of his career before turning his attention to next opponents Fiji.

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Hamish Watson celebrates his try with Scotland team-mate Alex Dunbar

Edinburgh’s Hamish Watson aims to add Fiji to Aussie scalp

Having beaten Australia 24-19, Scotland’s next task is to complete a clean sweep of their summer tour by adding Fiji to their list of scalps.

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Edinburgh Rugby sign Bath prop Darryl Marfo

Darryl Marfo has joined Edinburgh Rugby on a one-year deal from Bath.

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Josh Strauss and John Barclay do some stretching exercises at the Coogee Oval, Sydney. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Wholesale changes to Scotland team to take on Australia

Greig Tonks and Lee Jones have been recalled to a much-changed Scotland side for Saturday’s Test against Australia.

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Ryan Wilson keeps his eye on the ball during defence drill at the Coogee Oval in Sydeney. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Ryan Wilson: Scotland aren’t in Sydney to make up the numbers

Loose forward Ryan Wilson believes Scotland are capable of beating Australia for the first time in Sydney on Saturday.

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