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Edinburgh coach Cockerill sees positives despite recent losses

Richard Cockerill has been forthright since he arrived in the Scottish capital that he was well aware of the size of the task facing him and, so far, the Edinburgh job is not disappointing on that score.

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Robbie Mulveena, far right, is congratulated after scoring one of Heriots tries at Goldenacre. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Heriot’s explode into life with 12-try rout of Hawick

Heriot’s handed supporters a dozen reasons to believe the Goldenacre men are returning to their best when they produced a 12-try demolition of Hawick in Saturday’s BT Premiership clash at home to the Borderers.

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Richard Cockerill has questioned two of the tries by Scarlets

Richard Cockerill accuses referees of bias against Edinburgh

Richard Cockerill believes his Edinburgh team is being harshly treated by referees.

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Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill Richard has reacted to the loss last week

Coach Cockerill wields the axe as Edinburgh face champions

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has wielded the axe following last Friday’s dismal home PRO14 defeat by Benetton and made seven changes for tonight’s daunting trip to face champions Scarlets in Llanelli.

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Heriot's head coach Phil Smith

Heriot’s coach senses a big performance is coming

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith believes his players could be on the brink of a big performance, and that could come tomorrow when Hawick visit Goldenacre in the BT Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

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Ben Toolis

Ben Toolis: Edinburgh must take every game by scruff of the neck

Lock forward Ben Toolis became the latest in a long line of Edinburgh players down the years to face the media and search for some kind of explanation for the team’s frustrating inability to build any kind of consistency.

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Edinburghs Jason Harries, left, vies with Trevisos Minto Francesco during Fridays match

Jason Harries believes PRO14 must have TMOs at every game

Edinburgh wing Jason Harries has questioned the fairness of occasional Guinness Pro14 matches lacking a television match official [TMO] after he appeared to be unfortunate not to be awarded a score in the first half of last Friday’s 20-17 loss to Benetton Treviso at Myreside.

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Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill: I’ll take rap for Edinburgh defeat

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill accepted responsibility for his side’s depressing home collapse to Benetton Treviso last Friday night, which took the momentum out of what had been an encouraging start to the Guinness Pro14 season.

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Mike Vernel scores Curries first try. Picture: Neil Hanna

Chieftans show they can mix things up with win at Boroughmuir

Currie Chieftains coach Ben Cairns wants his men to learn lessons from Saturday’s BT Premiership win over Boroughmuir at Meggetland as he prepares his side for a run of matches against the other three clubs that featured in last year’s championship play-offs.

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Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett to help out at Murrayfield Wanderers

Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby centre Mark Bennett has joined the coaching team at Murrayfield Wanderers.

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Chris Dean dives over the whitewash as he scored two first-half tries before the collapse

Edinburgh revert to type as they blow 14-0 lead

Edinburgh’s winning start to the Guinness Pro14 season under new coach Richard Cockerill came to a shuddering halt with a shock 20-17 loss to Benetton Treviso at Myreside last night.

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Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, left, and Hamish Watson, right, with some of the Trinity rugby players

Edinburgh duo Hamish and Sam surprise Trinity pupils

Trinity Academy in the Capital enjoyed a rugby coaching session to remember this week as Scotland internationalists Hamish Watson and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne dropped in to surprise pupils.

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Peter Wright has delayed naming his team

Boroughmuir hoping key men are fit as they face unbeaten Currie

Boroughmuir coach Peter Wright will hope to have his side closer to full strength as he bids to halt flying Currie Chieftains at Meggetland tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

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Ross Ford is keen to help the younger players

Cockerill expects Ross Ford to help drive Edinburgh forward

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill may have gone for youth by appointing 22-year-old forward Magnus Bradbury as his captain, but that doesn’t mean he is expecting more senior figures to take a back seat.

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Robbie Fruean knows how lucky he is to be a professional after seeing friends give up the game

Heart condition has given Robbie Fruean a firm grip on life

New Edinburgh signing Robbie Fruean says his history of heart trouble has had no effect on his mindset beyond an intense gratitude that he is still able to play rugby at the highest level.

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teve Begley (right) in play against opposition Gala at the Myreside Stadium, Edinburgh.

Scottish rugby star Steve Begley dies during triathlon

A FORMER Glasgow rugby star has died while competing in a gruelling triathlon in Singapore.

Currie try scorer Harvey Elms, right, is congratulated by team-mate Ben Robbins. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Currie attackers on a hot streak as they tear into Watsonians

Currie Chieftains skipper Robbie Nelson admits that there are areas for development before the Malleny Park side can be considered BT Premiership title contenders.

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Robbie Fruean scored Edinburghs fourth try to seal the bonus point

Edinburgh 35, Dragons 18: Cockerill to ruffle players’ feathers

Edinburgh made it two wins out of two in the Guinness Pro14 as they defeated the Dragons 38-15 at Myreside but new coach Richard Cockerill was in no mood to hand out pats on backs, branding his team’s display “disappointing”.

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Currie's Ben Robbins moves to the wing tomorrow

Coach Cairns warns Currie to be wary of wounded Watsonians

Currie Chieftains coach Ben Cairns is warning his players to be prepared for opponents with a point to prove when Watsonians visit Malleny Park on BT Premiership duty tomorrow (kick off 3pm).

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Richard Cockerill is aiming for back-to-back PRO14 victories

Edinburgh fans to expect fireworks as Fruean tackles Dragons

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says the club’s fans can expect “skill” and “physicality” when he unleashes new signing Robbie Fruean on the Dragons at Myreside tonight.

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