Scotland’s stand-off issues could be problematic for Edinburgh Rugby

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Edinburgh Rugby will be hit hardest after Scotland confirmed it will be without Finn Russell and Adam Hastings for their Autumn Nations Cup campaign. Russell injured his groin and Hastings his shoulder, in the Guinness Six Nations win over Wales but Scotland has options, with Duncan Weir next in line. While James Lang, the Harlequins […] READ MORE


Duhan van der Merwe excited about Scotland – and Lions – prospects

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Edinburgh Rugby wing Duhan van der Merwe admits that his impending Scotland debut was far from his mind when he signed for the club three years ago. The South African-born wing arrived in the summer of 2017 and qualified to play for his adopted homeland during the COVID-19 shutdown. When opportunity knocks “I’m definitely keen […] READ MORE


Bristol and Gloucester lead the way with new Rugby Club Badges

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The dust has still barely settled on the 2017/18 season but already, it is time to look ahead to the forthcoming season. Some supporters will return to find their teams looking vastly different; it has been a summer where new ‘rugby club badges’ in the English Premiership and Guinness PRO14 have arrived – with mixed […] READ MORE


‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 36

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{Recorded on May 11} Paddy and Andy are back after a small break to your relief! They bring the ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod, with a focus on looking at the upcoming knockout matches. We dive ‘head first’ into the upcoming European finals and the international squad announcements. European Finals Can Racing stop Leinster racing […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 35

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‘In the Bin’ rugby pod has plenty of news again, to keep you up-to-date with all the results and happenings from the Northern Hemisphere. The Pro14 regular season is now ‘In the Bin’ and the Premiership is only a round away. Paddy and Andy are here to discuss the latest news, games and play off […] READ MORE


‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 33

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‘Hands up who is ready for another episode?’ Well, the Falcons are certainly happy, and Andy and Paddy are ready to deliver the ‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod this week. And over the last week, the we have seen matches from the absurd, to the glorious, so enjoy a breakdown of all the results and […] READ MORE


2017/18 Challenge Cup Round Four: PRO14 Sides Flying High

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We are now past the half way mark in Europe and the likely qualifiers have made themselves known. There were huge wins for Connacht, Edinburgh and Gloucester, whilst holders Stade Français hauled themselves back into contention in Challenge Cup Round Four. But it is the PRO14 sides who have most to cheer. With three Celtic […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup Round Three: To Rest or Not to Rest

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After a bruising Autumn International series that tested most squad depths, two rounds of European action may be a welcome distraction for many coaches. Key men can be rested and returning players can be eased back in. However the next fortnight requires a difficult decision to be made: to rest or not to rest? James […] READ MORE


Welsh Rugby Transfer Updates

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Wales is firmly focused on the Georgia game this Saturday, but Regional rugby has been busy in the market. Here are the Welsh rugby transfer updates following some major revelations this week. Scarlets Lock-In Beirne Replacement The Scarlets have found a replacement for Tadhg Beirne annoucing that they have signed Australian lock Steve Cummins from the Super […] READ MORE


Edinburgh Set To Play ‘Expansive High Tempo’ Game Under Cockerill

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Future success with Edinburgh in this combination of both expansive and tight-play could well earn the former Tiger’s man a few missed calls from the RFU in the years ahead. After all, Eddie Jones is only in his current role until 2019. This reporter for one, will be keeping a keener eye than usual on the Guinness Pro12 side Edinburgh next season, in the hope of seeing both an enthralling game plan - and success for Richard Cockerill, in his new direction. READ MORE