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Edinburgh 24, Dragons 20: Hodge’s team stun Welsh with late flourish

Edinburgh staged a remarkable comeback to end their nine-game losing streak and inject a rare bit of joy into what has been a miserable season as they dramatically defeated the Dragons at Myreside.

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Derek O'Riordan

Edinburgh Accies happy play-off is all or nothing

Edinburgh Accies coach Derek O’Riordan believes his men have nothing to lose in tomorrow’s promotion/relegation play-off against Hawick at Lasswade (kick-off 3pm) with a BT Premiership place the prize for the winners.

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George Turner in action for Edinburgh

Richard Cockerill already has say in Edinburgh team selection

Richard Cockerill may not officially take over as Edinburgh head coach until the summer but it appears he is already having a say in selection.

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Edinburgh Rugby stand-off Jason Tovey

Jason Tovey aims to help Edinburgh turn fortunes around

When Jason Tovey left the Dragons he said they were a team that had “gone backwards”.

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Rory Scholes wants to end the season on a high

Plenty motivation for Edinburgh, says winger Rory Scholes

Wing Rory Scholes rejects the notion that Edinburgh’s season is over and the next couple of weeks represent a going-through-the-motions formality before a merciful break and clean slate for next season.

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Murrayfield's Fraser Strachan is tackled by Carrick's Sean Young. Pic: SNS

Murrayfield Wanderers skipper admits better team won BT Shield

Murrayfield Wanderers captain Murray Hastie had no complaints at the result after he and his team-mates went down 41-28 against defending champions Carrick in the BT Shield final.

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Chris Laidlaw captained Boroughmuir

Boroughmuir survive scare to clinch Kirkcaldy Sevens

Boroughmuir survived a semi-final scare to win the Kirkcaldy Sevens on Saturday.

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Portobello celebrate their Bowl success at BT Murrayfield

Sky’s the limit for Portobello after BT Bowl success

Triumphant Portobello skipper Chris Britee-Steer is hoping his side’s impressive 33-23 victory over Blairgowrie in the BT Bowl final at the national stadium is just the start of things to come for the Cavalry Park outfit.

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Murrayfield Wanderers captain Louise McMillan and her Hillhead/Jordanhill counterpart Sarah Quick look ahead to the Sarah Beaney Cup final

Murrayfield Wanderers aim for fourth consecutive Beaney Cup

Murrayfield Wanderers ladies’ coach Rhona Shepherd is expecting a tight encounter with seasoned rivals Hillhead/Jordanhill in the Sarah Beaney Cup final tomorrow as the Capital side look to clinch the double.

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Lewis Carmichael

Lothians ace Lewis Carmichael to debut for Western Force

Capital rugby starlet Lewis Carmichael is to make his debut for Super Rugby side Western Force this weekend.

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Scotland duo Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg have been named in the Lions squad. Picture: Craig Watson/SNS/SRU

British & Irish Lions: Two Scots named in 2017 squad

Two Scots have been named in the Lions squad to tour New Zealand in the summer.

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Portobello line up at training ahead of their BT Bowl final appearance. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Portobello hope Bowl success can attract experienced coach

Portobello will take the field at BT Murrayfield on Saturday looking to cap a successful season by adding the BT Bowl to promotion from East Division Two.

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Bruce Aitchison, right, won the BT Cup with Boroughmuir in 2015. Pic: TSPL

Bruce Aitchison eyeing more finals day glory at Murrayfield

Bruce Aitchison took Boroughmuir to BT Murrayfield and won a trophy two years ago and the coach cannot wait to take his current charges from Murrayfield Wanderers to the national stadium this Saturday.

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Stand-off Jason Tovey kicked Edinburghs only points in Italy

Benetton Treviso 21 - 6 Edinburgh: Nine in a row defeats

Edinburgh’s losing streak rose to nine in a row but this was a game that they might have won if they had taken their chances. They had scoring opportunities when the game was still in the balance, butchered them and were given a lesson in the importance of finishing.

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Grant Gilchrist has committed his future to Edinburgh Rugby. Pic: SNS

Grant Gilchrist signs new contract with Edinburgh Rugby

Grant Gilchrist has signed a new two-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby.

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Reiss Cullen has impressed for Watsonians. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Watsonians scrum-half Reiss Cullen signs for Bristol Rugby

Reiss Cullen has become the latest young talent from a Capital rugby club to try his luck down south in the professional environment after Bristol Rugby announced the signing of the Watsonians scrum-half.

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Hamish Watson cannot be stopped as he goes over for a try. Pictured: SNS

Edinburgh 19, Connacht 22: Second-half fightback not enough

It never rains but it pours. Edinburgh actually played pretty well, scored three second-half tries but and still contrived to lose this match.

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Duncan Hodge had to field questions about his incoming boss

Edinburgh coach can’t answer for Cockerill

You have to feel a bit for Duncan Hodge who has been playing nurse maid to the squawking bairn that is Edinburgh Rugby before Richard Cockerill takes over.

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Ross Weston won two league titles with Currie and has been a prolific scorer for a rampaging No.8

Currie pay tribute to club legend Ross Weston on his retiral

Currie president Phil Thomas has paid tribute to skipper Ross Weston, who has called time on his career after 12 years with the Malleny Park club.

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01/04/17 BT PREMIERSHIP PLAY OFFS
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 Melrose's George Taylor powers past Currie's Robbie Nelson (right)

Cairns believes semi-final loss does not represent true Currie

Currie coach Ben Cairns was left ruing disappointing performances by several of his key players after the Malleny Park men succumbed 42-15 to a powerful Melrose outfit in Saturday’s BT Premiership play-off semi-final at the Greenyards.

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