Edinburgh name team for Zebre trip

Edinburgh's Jack Cuthbert
Edinburgh's Jack Cuthbert
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Edinburgh have made three changes as they head to Italy bidding to make it five wins out of five in this season’s Guinnesss Pro12.

Alan Solomons’ side face Zebre in Parma tomorrow afternoon (1.30pm UK time) hoping to continue their 100 per cent start to the season but have been forced into some alterations from last weekend’s win over Ulster.

Jack Cuthbert at full-back and Will Helu come in to replace the injured Greig Tonks and Chris Dean respectively.

There is just one change to the pack, with Rory Sutherland returning after the loosehead prop was a late call-up to the Scotland squad last week.

Edinburgh have enjoyed their best ever start to a league camppaign but are yet to register a bonus-point victory this season and are currently third in the standings.

Solomons said: “We’re pleased with where we are at the moment but are under no illusions about the task we face this weekend.

“It will be a tough match as the Italian sides are always a completely different challenge at home.

“Zebre will benefit from their returning Rugby World Cup players following Italy’s exit at the pool stages.”

Edinburgh team (v Zebre tomorrow, at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, kick-off 1.30pm UK)

15 Jack Cuthbert

14 Tom Brown

13 Will Helu

12 Andries Strauss

11 Damien Hoyland

10 Phil Burleigh

9 Nathan Fowles

1 Rory Sutherland

2 Neil Cochrane

3 John Andress

4 Anton Bresler

5 Fraser McKenzie

6 Mike Coman (captain)

7 Hamish Watson

8 Nasi Manu


16 George Turner

17 Allan Dell

18 Simon Berghan

19 Alex Toolis

20 Cornell Du Preez

21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

22 Dougie Fife

23 Blair Kinghorn