Edinburgh Rugby will ‘bounce back’ after recent defeats

ANDY IRVINE has said Edinburgh will hit back after defeat from Treviso on Friday night.

The capital side had started the season in flying form, defeating Cardiff and the Dragons in the first two games of the season in the newly formed GUINNESS PRO14.

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Edinburgh Rugby moved from Murrayfield at the back end of last season


The defeat to the Italians at Myreside – Edinburgh’s new permanent home for the next three years – shocked new coach Richard Cockerill and the players after the Gunners had raced into a 14-0 lead.

Despite the recent failing, Edinburgh Rugby chairman Irvine is confident ahead of Saturday’s away trip to Scarlets.

He told the Scotsman:

“We’ve got to put our hands up, it was really really disappointing because there was obviously an expectation after a really good win down in 
Cardiff and a bonus-point over the Dragons.

“We maybe thought we had turned a corner. To go two tries up and be looking good it was disappointing.

“They could have won and maybe should have as they came back strong at the end. But it was still a pretty bitter blow.

“I spoke to Richard afterwards and the thing I admire about him is he is absolutely up front and honest – he just said that’s not good enough.

“I spoke to a few of the players too and, although gutted by the result, they are in quite a good a place. They’ve got a lot of respect for the new coaching set-up.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up but I believe they have it in them to bounce back.”



Myreside is now the permanent home of Edinburgh for the next three years

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