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Right mindset will see Edinburgh through – Allan Dell

Prop Allan Dell believes if Edinburgh approach Friday evening’s European Challenge Cup clash against Timisoara with the right mindset they can achieve their goal of a home quarter-final.

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Melvyn Roffe, left, principal of George Watsons College, Jon Petrie, Edinburgh Rugby managing 
director,  and Andy Irvine, former SRU president, and Edinburgh Rugby chairman at Myreside. Picture: ian Rutherford

Myreside ‘will be better than Scotstoun’ for Edinburgh

Scotland rugby legend Andy Irvine believes Edinburgh’s new home at Myreside could, in time, prove even more successful than Glasgow’s move to Scotstoun.

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Struan Cessford scores Heriot's opening try

Heriot’s have destiny in own hands after defeating Currie

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith knows there is still work to do as his men enter the home straight in the BT Premiership, with a play-off spot firmly in their sights after beating Currie 25-17 at Goldenacre.

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Fraser McKenzie is mobbed after scoring Edinburgh's first try

Edinburgh must not gloss over final 72 seconds – Bradbury

THERE was a strange mood among the Edinburgh players after their 23-18 win in London.

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Edinburgh Rugby's WP Nel in training at Myreside

WP Nel returns to prop up Edinburgh challenge

Edinburgh interim head coach Duncan Hodge is delighted to welcome Scotland tighthead WP Nel back for today’s crunch European Challenge Cup clash against Harlequins in London.

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Currie coach Ben Cairns

Club rugby: Heriot’s and Currie battle for play-offs

Heriot’s and Currie will clash at Goldenacre tomorrow (kick-off 2pm) knowing that the winners will take a massive step towards securing a BT Premiership play-off spot.

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Duncan Weir is raring to go after missing the first game against Harlequins because of a jaw injury

Weir seeks victory at Quins – but with less nail-biting

Duncan Weir didn’t feature in that classic Edinburgh-Harlequins last October but felt as drained by the end of it as any of those who took part.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Matt Scott dives over the line for his second try for Gloucester against near rivals Worcester

Tries are timely as Matt Scott seeks Scotland recall

Matt Scott could not have picked a better time than the weekend just past to score two tries as Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is set to make big decisions about his Six Nations squad soon.

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Hamish Watson has five caps for Scotland

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson commits to Edinburgh until 2019

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has signed a new two-year deal to stay at Edinburgh until May 2019.

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Musselburgh's William Fleming breaks through the tackle of Edinburgh Accies' Paul Loudon as Lawrie Seydak, left, closes in. Pic: Fred Palmer

Edinburgh Accies hold off battling Musselburgh

Edinburgh Accies withstood a late fightback by the hosts to emerge with a 28-17 win away to Musselburgh that keeps them in the BT National Division One promotion race.

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Derek ORiordan

Promotion-chasing Edinburgh Accies wary of struggling Musselburgh

Edinburgh Accies coach Derek O’Riordan will be urging his players to be wary of home team Musselburgh at Stoneyhill in BT National Division One tomorrow (kick-off 2pm).

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Stuart Edwards suffered a severe knee injury

Heriot’s stand-off Stuart Edwards delighted to kick off 2017

Heriot’s stand-off Stuart Edwards admits he had some tough days during his 15-month injury lay-off, but he is now back in action and looking forward to 2017.

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Heriot's Martin Hughes is tackled by Rory Drummond of the Co-Optimists. Pic: Neil Hanna

82 points in game but Heriot’s are held

Heriot’s ran in seven tries to blow away the new year cobwebs, but the Co-Optimists select side also scored seven as the teams drew 41-41 at Goldenacre yesterday.

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Duncan Weir was the key man in Parma for edinburgh. Picture: Roberto Bregani/Fotosport

Duncan Weir kicks Edinburgh to victory over Zebre

Duncan Weir excelled with the boot as Edinburgh snapped a three-game losing streak in the Guinness PRO12 by triumphing 24-19 at Zebre on New Year’s Eve.

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Stuart Edwards suffered a knee injury

Heriot’s to ease Stuart Edwards back against Co-Optimists

Heriot’s stand-off Stuart Edwards is set to make his return from long-term injury from the bench when the Goldenacre club host select side the Co-Optimists on Monday (2pm kick-off).

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Hamish Watson has been added to Edinburghs injury list

Hamish Watson ruled out of Edinburgh’s clash with Zebre

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson is out of Edinburgh’s clash with Zebre in Parma today with a rib injury but acting head coach Duncan Hodge insisted it was “not a serious one” and poses no threat to the forward’s Six Nations hopes.

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Losing to Zebre again is unthinkable for Edinburgh’s Allan Dell

More misfortune for Scotland loosehead Alasdair Dickinson presents another opportunity for Allan Dell this weekend as Edinburgh look to bounce back from 1872 Cup misery in Italy.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has forced his way back into the team but was left frustrated against Glasgow

Hidalgo-Clyne: Edinburgh need quick ball to set up attacks

Edinburgh were hoping that Boxing Day’s derby showdown would be the occasion that injected some much-needed impetus into their faltering season but were left deflated by another painful defeat.

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There was a competitive edge to the fixture at Raeburn Place as Accies came out on top

Edinburgh Accies mark anniversary with victory and 1857 Cup

Edinburgh Accies defeated charity team the Crusaders yesterday to lift the 1857 Cup.

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