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Heriot’s must be wary of buoyant Boroughmuir

A festive treat is on the cards for spectators at Goldenacre tomorrow (kick-off 2pm) as Heriot’s welcome Boroughmuir for a BT Premiership clash that is being eagerly anticipated by both coaches.

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Stewart Melville's coach Bryn Lockie with captain Ross Thompson

StewMel coach couldn’t watch as final seconds ended in glory

Stewart’s Melville coach Bryn Lockie admitted he couldn’t bear to watch the final phase of Wednesday’s Under-18 Scottish Schools Cup final in which his charges secured a stunning last-gasp victory over Dollar Academy at BT Murrayfield.

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Phil Burleigh was at home in Christchurch when the most recent earthquake hit New Zealand

Edinburgh’s Phil Burleigh finds balance after earthquakes hit home

It has been a trying season for Edinburgh but experiencing the recent deadly earthquake in New Zealand has put rugby into perspective for Phil Burleigh.

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Myreside Rugby ground. Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh Rugby’s green light for Myreside stands

EDINBURGH Rugby have been given permission to erect temporary stands at their new home.

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Edinburgh's Will Helu

Will Helu hoping return to Europe will boost Edinburgh

Edinburgh wing Will Helu is hoping that the change of scene back to European rugby can be the catalyst for a stuttering season to be put back on track.

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Stewarts Melville captain Ross Thompson lifts the Rugby Schools Cup after a dramatic final against Dollar

Stewart’s Melville win Schools Cup in thriller

Stewart’s Melville College got their hands on the Scottish Schools Cup for the first time in five years as they beat Dollar Academy 36-32 in a match which ended in high drama.

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Dollar Academy captain Angus Looper and Ross Thompson, skipper of Stewart's Melville. Pic: SNS/SRU

Stewart’s Melville all set for Schools Cup final

Stewart’s Melville College under-18s will run out at BT Murrayfield tonight for the Scottish Schools Cup final in fine fettle having had a great season to date.

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Hamish Watson was a top performer in the autumn, scoring his first Scotland try against Georgia. Pic: SNS

Hamish Watson plans to bring Scotland form to Edinburgh

If anyone can inject a bit of confidence into Edinburgh ranks following back-to-back losses in Wales, it should be Hamish Watson.

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Jordan Edmunds flies over the whitewash for Boroughmuir in the second half. Pic: Toby Williams

Boroughmuir ‘still have work to do’ after Watsonians rout

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright acknowledges that there is still work to do before the Meggetland men can consider themselves safe in the BT Premiership.

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Blair Kinghorn, left, ran 30 metres to score Edinburghs second try

Ospreys 31, Edinburgh 22: Improved showing but sin-binnings are costly

Another away trip in the Pro 12 and yet another defeat for Edinburgh, this time at the home of the high flying Ospreys.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne will make only his second league start of the campaign

Duncan Hodge: Ospreys will bring out best in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Rugby acting head coach Duncan Hodge insists that his men have consigned last week’s defeat to the past and are confident of bouncing back with a win in tonight’s Guinness PRO12 clash with Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

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Boroughmuir head coach Peter Wright. Pic: SNS

Boroughmuir coach calls for clinical nature against Watsonians

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright is urging his men to be more clinical when they welcome near-neighbours Watsonians to Meggetland as the BT Premiership resumes tomorrow (3pm).

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Nasi Manu

Nasi Manu: Edinburgh menatal preparation not good enough

Edinburgh Rugby back-row powerhouse Nasi Manu is confident the squad can overcome their mixed form in the Guinness PRO12 Championship.

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Jamie Ritchie hopes to follow in the footsteps of friend Magnus Bradbury and earn full Scotland honours. Pic: SNS

Jamie Ritchie out to right Edinburgh wrongs in Wales return

Edinburgh Rugby’s Jamie Ritchie is desperate to get back into action and erase the memory of a disappointing Guinness PRO12 loss away to Newport Gwent Dragons last Sunday.

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Ross Ford won his 102nd cap in the victory against Georgia

Ross Ford: Scotland have areas to improve before Six Nations

Hooker Ross Ford believes Scotland can look back on the autumn series with pride but they must not rest on laurels heading into the Six Nations.

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Rhona Lloyd

Lloyd and Law score but Scotland’s World Cup dream dies

Capital-based players Rhona Lloyd and Sarah Law scored tries, but Scotland Women lost their World Cup qualifier in Spain.

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Chris Dean of Edinburgh dives over to score. Picture: Simon Latham/Andrew Orchard sports photography

Hodge angry as Edinburgh inconsistency proves costly

Edinburgh slumped to 10th position in the PRO12 after losing 27-19 to Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade – their sixth defeat in nine starts this season.

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Duncan Hodge is encouraging Edinburgh to play a more expansive style

Lessons learned in win over Ulster still fresh in Edinburgh minds

Edinburgh Rugby acting head coach Duncan Hodge admits that the recent break from Guinness PRO12 action may have been a mixed blessing for his resurgent side.

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Nathan Hines watches the Scotland squad in training at Rugby Park

Hines believes Scotland have the variety to defeat Georgia

Nathan Hines was part of the only other Scotland side to face Georgia back in the 2011 World Cup and admitted that they perhaps underestimated the east Europeans in that pool match in Invercargill.

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Huw Jones is in a race to be fit

Fears for newcomer Huw Jones as Cotter makes changes for Georgia

Scotland’s man of the autumn series, Huw Jones, is facing a race against time to make the start of the Six Nations.

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