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No-nonsense approach expected from new Edinburgh coach Cockerill

Richard Cockerill will aim to bring a hard edge to Edinburgh Rugby when he joins the club in the summer as head coach, but the players will have to step up to the mark to help the club move forward.

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John Barclay is set to be named as Scotland captain

Better news for Scotland on injury front

After a costly week in which skipper Greig Laidlaw and No.8 Josh Strauss were ruled out of the Six Nations, the injury news emanating from the Scotland camp was more positive today.

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Steve Lawrie

Heriot’s coach Steve Lawrie to take reins at Watsonians

Steve Lawrie has been named as the new Watsonians head coach.

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Richard Cockerill was most recently at Toulon. Pic: Getty

Edinburgh Rugby appoint Richard Cockerill as new head coach

Richard Cockerill will be Edinburgh Rugby’s new head coach next season, the BT Murrayfield outfit have announced.

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Ratu Tagive gets a hand in the face from Hawks player Grant Stewart. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Currie coach Ben Cairns calls for a league revamp

Currie coach Ben Cairns has added the Malleny Park outfit to a growing list of clubs frustrated at the structure of the BT Premiership and expressed his hopes for a revamp.

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12/01/17 
 MYRESIDE - EDINBURGH 
 Edinburgh Rugby's Duncan Weir speaks to the press

Leinster 39, Edinburgh 10: Edinburgh fail to build on good start

A FIRST-HALF that promised so much delivered nothing for Edinburgh as Leinster ran in five second-half tries to take the maximum haul from the visit of the Capital side.

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Scotland's number 8 Josh Strauss (L) holds the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on February 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland star Josh Strauss out of Six Nations

Scotland’s RBS Six Nations campaign has suffered a second major blow in three days after Josh Strauss was ruled out of the competition.

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Ben Cairns was left frustrated at last weeks postponement against Boroughmuir

Currie know it could be curtains if they lose

Currie coach Ben Cairns is hoping that conditions will favour the running rugby he demands of his players as they prepare to welcome Glasgow Hawks tomorrow (kick-off 3pm), knowing that defeat could end hopes of landing the fourth BT Premiership play-off spot.

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Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge

Edinburgh’s players ‘need to step up as leaders’

Edinburgh Rugby’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge admits he needs more of his current starting XV to step up as leaders on the field as they aim to get a morale-boosting result tonight at Leinster (7.35pm).

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Taylor and Di Rollo led Watsonians to the BT National League Division One title last year

Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor to leave Watsonians

Marcus Di Rollo and Simon Taylor are to leave their coaching posts at Watsonians when the current season ends.

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Greig Laidlaw was injured during Scotland's defeat against France in Paris. Picture: SNS

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations

Scotland’s Six Nations campaign has suffered a major blow with the news that captain Greig Laidlaw is to miss the rest of the championship.

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Phil Burleigh says Edinburgh are hurting

Edinburgh owe coach Hodge a victory, admits Kiwi Burleigh

Edinburgh Rugby centre Phil Burleigh admits the players owe a positive result to acting head coach Duncan Hodge – and he says the team are desperate to get a much-needed win on Friday night away to Leinster in the Guinness PRO12.

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Mark Bennett has 19 Scotland caps

Edinburgh Rugby sign Mark Bennett from Glasgow Warriors

Edinburgh Rugby have signed Scotland centre Mark Bennett on a three-year deal.

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Scotland's scrum half Ali Price plays a scrum during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on February 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Finn Russell’s bizarre conversion miss impacted on Scotland performance

Scotland scrum-half Ali Price admitted to being as bewildered as anyone by Finn Russell’s extraordinary conversion miss which has been a major talking point in the aftermath of Sunday’s 22-16 loss to France in Paris.

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Simon Berghan

Simon Berghan left with mixed emotions after Scotland debut

Simon Berghan was emboldened by Scotland’s reaction to some major challenges in Paris despite being on the losing side in his international debut.

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Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw left Paris on crutches. Picture: David Rodgers/Getty

Greig Laidlaw returns to club for assessment on ankle injury

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has returned to his club team Gloucester to undergo further assessment after injuring his ankle during the 22-16 defeat by France, Scottish Rugby has announced.

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PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12:  Stuart Hogg (L) of Scotland is congratulated by teammate Hamish Watson (R) after scoring the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Hamish Watson: I thought France were there for the taking

Vern Cotter expressed frustration last night as Scotland failed to end their 18-year wait for a win in Paris and had to settle for a losing bonus point.

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Heriot's Gavin Parker is halted by Murdo McAndrew of Melrose. Pic: Greg Macvean

Club rugby: Heriot’s play-off blow; Watsonians secure survival

Heriot’s coach Phil Smith admits that his side have now lost control of their BT Premiership destiny. But, despite going down 8-5 at home to Melrose on Saturday, he is not yet ready to concede that a play-off place has gone.

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Stuart Hogg divesd over to score the first try for Scotland. 

Picture: Ian Rutherford.

France 22 -16 Scotland: More Paris pain as Scots fall short

The pain in Paris continues but this defeat will be felt particularly acutely as one that got away.

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