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Murrayfield ice rink under threat from hotel development plan

MAJOR plans have been unveiled to bulldoze Murrayfield Ice Rink to make way for an ultra-luxury hotel, flats and a care 

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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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Rob Flockhart has urged clubs to 'look after their interests'

SRU chief urges clubs to attend SGM and back outside investment

SRU president Rob Flockhart has issued a plea for clubs to turn out at Friday evening’s Special General Meeting and vote to approve outside investment in the country’s two professional teams.

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Watsonians' Reiss Cullen offloads the ball. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Rugby wrap: Smith content with Heriot’s | Watsonians strike late

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith believes the BT Premiership champions are now firmly on the right track after extending their winning run to three matches with a 29-15 success at home to Stirling County.

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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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Heriot's head coach Phil Smith believes his team are regaining their confidence

Champions Heriot’s aiming to remain on upward trajectory

Heriot’s have hinted that they are returning to the form that made them champions last season with two successive wins that have moved them into fourth spot in the BT Premiership.

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Edinburgh's Sean Kennedy, right, limbers up with team-mate John Hardie

Battle for places is pushing Edinburgh stars to the limit

Edinburgh Rugby scrum-half Sean Kennedy believes the competition for starting places throughout the team is pushing players on to go the extra mile to impress acting head coach Duncan Hodge.

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Cameron Gray of Currie is tackled by Boroughmuir's Sam Johnson. Pic: Neil Hanna

Currie keep up home run to boost play-off hopes

Currie forced their way into the race for a BT Premiership play-off spot with a third successive home win, this time an impressive 36-10 success at home to Boroughmuir.

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Michael Allen got the scoring underway in Romania

Allen: Edinburgh can improve on record win in Romania

IT says a lot about Edinburgh’s determination to improve under new coach Duncan Hodge that despite their record-breaking 59-17 win over Timisoara Saracens in Romania, there was still a faint air of dissatisfaction among the players. It was good, it was satisfying; but was it good enough to beat Harlequins next weekend? Probably not.

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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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Currie head coach Ben Cairns

Currie told to find killer touch against Boroughmuir

Currie coach Ben Cairns wants his men to adopt a more clinical approach to finishing off scoring opportunities when the Malleny Park men welcome Boroughmuir on BT Premiership duty tomorrow (kick-off 3pm), with both sides targeting a win that will boost their play-off aspirations.

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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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Duncan Hodge has a decision to make in the Edinburgh front-row. Pic: SNS

Duncan Hodge relishes first trip to Romania with Edinburgh

There aren’t many parts of the rugby world that Duncan Hodge’s career as player and coach hasn’t taken him, but this week’s trip to Romania will be a first for Edinburgh’s caretaker boss.

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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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Jordan Edmunds tries to break free of two Hawks tacklers as his team-mates rush to support. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Rugby wrap: Boroughmuir shine but Hawks still too strong

There were mixed emotions for Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright after he watched his men play some scintillating rugby but still end up on the wrong side of a 48-28 scoreline at home to BT Premiership pacesetters Glasgow Hawks.

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Blair Kinghorn, who scored a try, brushes off a Treviso challenge. Picture: Paul Devlin SNS

Edinburgh coach Hodge hails his seven-try team of winners

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge got a first win under his belt last night as Edinburgh enjoyed a comfortable seven-try 45-10 rout of Italian strugglers Treviso to make it two victories from six in the Guinness Pro12.

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Rory Sutherland: ‘Edinburgh players let down Solomons’

Rory Sutherland: ‘Edinburgh players let down Solomons’

EDINBURGH prop Rory Sutherland admits the players have to take a share of the responsibility for Alan Solomons’ departure as head coach.

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Greg Cannie switches to full-back for Boroughmuir. Pic: TSPL

Club rugby preview: Boroughmuir aim to take down Hawks

Having deflated erstwhile leaders Ayr in some style last week, Boroughmuir will be looking to clip the wings of new BT Premiership pacesetters Glasgow Hawks at Meggetland tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

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