Dickinson is the real deal for Edinburgh rugby

Alasdair Dickinson returns to the Edinburgh team tomorrow.  Pic Ian Rutherford
Alasdair Dickinson returns to the Edinburgh team tomorrow. Pic Ian Rutherford
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ALASDAIR DICKINSON has extended his contract with Edinburgh Rugby until 2016.

The 30-times capped Scotland internationalist had rejoined the club on a one-year deal in May, having left for the English Premiership in 2007 to enjoy spells at Gloucester and Sale Sharks.

He said today: “I’m delighted to extend my time here at Edinburgh Rugby. It’s my home club.”

Dickinson returns from last week’s rotated rest break to start tomorrow’s deciding leg of the 1872 Cup derby against Glasgow at Scotstoun (kick-off 6.05pm) with Wicus Blaauw moving to the replacements’ bench.

Edinburgh are seeking to reverse the 20-16 Boxing Day defeat at Murrayfield, with a five-point win needed to secure the aggregate advantage required to take the silverware back along the M8.

Edinburgh: 15 Jack Cuthbert; 14 Dougie Fife; 13 Nick De Luca; 12 Ben Atiga; 11 Tom Brown; 10 Greig Tonks; 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain); 1 Alasdair Dickinson; 2 Ross Ford; 3 Willem Nel; 4 Grant Gilchrist; 5 Ollie Atkins; 6 Cornell Du Preez; 7 Roddy Grant; 8 David Denton.

Substitutes: 16 Aleki Lutui; 17 Wicus Blaauw; 18 Geoff Cross; 19 Izak van der Westhuizen; 20 Mike Coman; 21 Grayson Hart; 22 Tony Fenner; 23 Sam Beard.

Glasgow: 15 Stuart Hogg; 14 Sean Maitland; 13 Byron McGuigan; 12 Alex Dunbar; 11 Sean Lamont; 10 Ruaridh Jackson; 9 Henry Pyrgos; 1 Ryan Grant; 2 Dougie Hall; 3 Ed Kalman; 4 Tim Swinson; 5 Tom Ryder; 6 Rob Harley; 7 Chris Fusaro (captain); 8 Josh Strauss; 16 Pat MacArthur; 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa; 18 Jon Welsh; 19 Leone Nakarawa; 20 James Eddie; 21 Ryan Wilson; 22 Niko Matawalu; 23 Duncan Weir.