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Edinburgh continue upward curve despite defeat in Paris

FOR a man so committed to winning, Richard Cockerill was notably upbeat after seeing Edinburgh lose 17-10 to Stade Francais on Saturday night.

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Cameron Fenton has been given a huge opportunity by Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh coach will assess some fringe players in Paris

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has named six members of Scotland’s Six Nations squad in his 23 for tonight’s final European Challenge Cup Pool 4 match against Stade Francais in Paris.

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Mark Bennett wants to play in France tomorrow against Stade Francais

Mark Bennett keen to scrub off rust despite Scotland call

Mark Bennett’s successful return from long-term injury has been capped with a swift recall to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations but the Edinburgh centre has no desire for the cotton wool treatment.

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Edinburgh Rugby flnaker Hamish Watson

Hamish Watson relishing renewed rivalry with John Hardie

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has welcomed the return from suspension of his great club and country openside rival John Hardie, believing the renewal of their competition for the No.7 jersey will benefit his game.

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Six Nations: Uncapped quartet named in Scotland squad

Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland squad for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship, with four uncapped players included.

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John Hardie

No Edinburgh guarantees for John Hardie as he returns from ban

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill says John Hardie will have to earn his spot back in the playing squad and is unlikely to be involved in this Saturday’s trip to face Stade Francais in Paris.

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Junior Rasolea is congratulated by  Damien Hoyland after he scored the vital try. Pic: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Edinburgh 34, Stade Francais 33: Euro thriller as Black and Reds secure home quarter-final

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill praised his players’ composure as they fought back from behind three times to snatch a thrilling 34-33 win over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield tonight and secure a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup.

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Edinburgh wanted to register Jordan Lay

Edinburgh are denied emergency prop cover for European clash

European rugby authorities have turned down a request from Edinburgh to add to their squad after being left with just four fit, registered props for the last two games of their Challenge Cup pool campaign.

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Video: Edinburgh Rugby players surprise French visitor with tickets to Murrayfield Clash

A welcome gift was waiting for Nicolai Breun who had arrived from France to help his grandmother move house.

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Edinburgh and Scotland lock Ben Toolis

Ben Toolis aims to be key player in Scotland’s Six Nations

More than two years elapsed between Ben Toolis’s first and second Scotland appearances but this season he has emerged as a key player with hopes of adding to what is now a haul of seven caps.

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Scotland will take on France and England at Murrayfield, Picture: SNS

Key Edinburgh-Stade Francais tie switched to BT Murrayfield

Edinburgh’s crunch European Challenge Cup Pool 4 fixture against Stade Francais on Friday night has been moved to BT Murrayfield after it was deemed the Myreside pitch needs time to recover following a period of bad weather.

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Blair Kinghorn

Richard Cockerill: Blair Kinghorn can handle it at Test level

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has been convinced in the past few months that young full-back Blair Kinghorn is now ready to play for Scotland.

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Edinburgh's Blair Kinghorn celebrates his try. Pic: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Edinburgh 37, Southern Kings 7: Red and Blacks dominate

Edinburgh took their impressive recent record to ten wins from 12 in all competition as they swept aside the struggling Southern Kings by 30 points at Myreside tonight.

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Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett ‘could be the difference to Edinburgh’s season’

Ten months after injuring knee ligaments in that Calcutta Cup disaster at Twickenham, Mark Bennett finally makes his professional debut for Edinburgh at Myreside tonight when the Southern Kings come to town.

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Edinburgh's Mark Bennett has fully recovered from a serious knee injury. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Scotland centre Mark Bennett to make Edinburgh debut

Scotland centre Mark Bennett will finally make his Edinburgh debut on Friday when the capital side face Southern Kings at Myreside in the Guinness Pro14.

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Damien Hoyland

Edinburgh’s Damien Hoyland keen to make up for lost time

Edinburgh Rugby winger Damien Hoyland is the first to admit that the first half of this season did not go the way he wanted it to, but having started against Glasgow Warriors last week he is keen to kick on now.

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John Hardie is back training with Edinburgh Rugby. Pic: SNS

Suspended John Hardie returns to Edinburgh training

John Hardie is back in training with Edinburgh Rugby following his three-month suspension and will be available to play from January 19.

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Hamish Watson reckons it was not a 17-0 game at Scotstoun

Edinburgh star joins head coach in questioning Scotstoun calls

Edinburgh flanker Hamish Watson was trying to be diplomatic when asked if he felt he and his team had suffered the rough end of the stick from Scottish referee Mike Adamson on Saturday when he was informed that his coach Richard Cockerill was sure they had.

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Glasgow Warriors' Niko Matawalu (left) tries to surge forward. Picture: SNS

Glasgow 17 - 0 Edinburgh: Warriors level 1872 Cup series

This inter-city derby was marred by a 35-minute unscheduled break in the middle of the match, caused by a fire alarm in the North Stand, necessitating the presence of two fire engines and the complete evacuation of the stadium for what proved to be a false alarm.

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