Ospreys ready to impose themselves on Edinburgh

Duncan Jones of Ospreys on the charge
Duncan Jones of Ospreys on the charge
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Edinburgh Rugby have been warned they face an Ospreys backlash when the teams clash at Meggetland tomorrow in the RaboDirect Pro 12 League.

The Welshmen head north on the back of a 25-11 defeat by Munster and prop Duncan Jones is urging them to get back on track.

“Edinburgh have changed a little bit under their new coach,” says Jones. “They are a very physical team, so we can expect a big challenge. It’s important that we get our game right and impose ourselves.

“They’ll probably have a lot more experience through their side with the number of overseas players they’ve brought in this year, so it’ll be a good test for this group of players again.

“We don’t look for excuses here, young boys coming in are expected to step up and fight hard for the jersey. We need that attitude this week.

Meanwhile, the Change For Scottish Rugby pressure group insist they have no intention of letting up in the wake of a Six Nations win in Italy and claim today to have opened dialogue with the Scottish sports minister as part of a quest for more professional teams.

A statement on the group’s website says: “We are pushing our aims and have begun dialogue with Shona Robinson, the MSP for Sport and the Commonwealth Games. The Scottish Government’s input is integral in getting more children playing rugby.

“We have had some interest from potential investors regards part investment in a new pro team but haven’t got anything solid to show the SRU ... just yet.”