Rugby: Edinburgh coach Bradley hails assistant Smith after victory at Munster

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Delighted Edinburgh Rugby coach Michael Bradley today shared credit for a morale boosting 29-14 weekend win over Munster that gives renewed hope for the Rabo Direct Pro 12 campaign.

Edinburgh now travel to Llanelli this Friday and a meeting with Scarlets on a high after a victory that owed much, Bradley says, to the tactical nous of his assistant, Tom Smith.

“Our line-out functioned very well,” said Bradley of what was only Edinburgh’s second win in ten meetings with the twice European champions.

“We changed a couple of things, Tom (Smith) brought in a couple of different line-outs and they worked. Munster would not have seen them before and it enabled us to get right into their ten or 12 channel and it opened things right up.”

Both teams were missing players at the World Cup and Bradley added: “You must be realistic. That was not the strongest Munster side but they still played to the traditions of that side. Our two tries were exceptional and it’s difficult when you have the wave upon wave of Munster players coming at you.”