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Connacht v Edinburgh – Galway Sportsgrounds

Guinness Pro12: Round 13
Friday 9th Jan 2015, KO: 19:35, TV: TG4/BBC Alba (Delayed)

Connacht will hope to cement their Top 6 position in the final game before the league takes a break for 5 weeks. Connacht have yet to lose at home this season and beat Edinburgh at Murrayfield 14-13 in Round 2 but will be aware of the dangers posed by the Scottish side following their 20-8 victory over Glasgow last Friday.

Other Match Stats

Edinburgh have won 13 of the 24 League Meetings between the sides with 2 draws.
Connacht's only double over Edinburgh came in the 2003/2004 season
Edinburgh lost 11-7 at the Sportsground last season but won 24-23 on their previous visit to the Sportsground in December 2012.

Edinburgh Stats

Website: www.edinburghrugby.org/
Founded: 1970
Ground: BT Murrayfield Stadium
Capacity: 67,144
Captain: Mike Coman
Coaches: Alan Solomons

Guinness Pro 12 League Position 2014/15: 8th Played 12 Points 24
Rabo Direct Pro 12 League Position 2013/14: 8th Played 22 Points 38
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 3rd in Pool 6 Points 12

Previous Fixtures

Edinburgh 20-8 Glasgow (Pro 12 Round 12)
Glasgow 16-6 Edinburgh (Pro 12 Round 11)
Edinburgh 48-0 Treviso (Pro 12 Round 10)
London Welsh 6-24 Edinburgh (Challenge Cup Round 4)
Edinburgh 25-13 London Welsh (Challenge Cup Round 3)

Next League Fixture:

Friday 13th February 2015 Edinburgh v Ospreys @ Murrayfield Kick Off: 19:35

Challenge Cup (Pool 4)

Edinburgh 16
Bordeaux-Begles 11
Lyon 10
London Welsh 0

Edinburgh Ins and Outs 2014/15

Players InPlayers Out
Neil Cochrane from London Wasps
John Andress from Worcester Warriors
Rory Sutherland from Gala RFC
Tom Heathcote from Bath Rugby
Michael Tait from Newcastle Falcons
Fraser McKenzie from Newcastle Falcons
Jamie Ritchie from Howe of Fife RFC
Phil Burleigh from Highlanders
Anton Bresler from Natal Sharks
Brett Thompson from USA Sevens
Steven Lawrie retired
Alun Walker released
Alex Allan to Glasgow Warriors
Geoff Cross to London Irish
Lewis Niven released
Sean Cox to London Irish
Robert McAlpine released
Perry Parker to Rotherham Titans
Izak van der Westhuizen released
Ross Rennie to Bristol Rugby
Dimitri Basilaia to Perpignan
Alex Black released
Greig Laidlaw to Gloucester Rugby
Chris Leck released
Piers Francis released
Gregor Hunter released
Harry Leonard to Yorkshire Carnegie
Ben Cairns retired
Nick De Luca to Biarritz
Lee Jones to Glasgow Warriors
Aleki Lutui to Gloucester Rugby
John Yapp to Wasps

Previous Meetings

Friday 12th September 2014 Guinness Pro 12
Edinburgh 13-14 Connacht
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/15552.php

Sunday 15th February 2014 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Connacht 11-7 Edinburgh
www.pro12rugby.com/matchcentre/14210.php
 

Head to Head

ConnachtEdinburgh
15. Mils Muliaina
14. Darragh Leader
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Bundee Aki
11. Danie Poolman
10. Miah Nikora
9. Kieran Marmion
15 Jack CUTHBERT
14 Dougie FIFE
13 Matt SCOTT
12 Phil BURLEIGH
11 Tim VISSER
10 Greig TONKS
9 Sam HIDALGO-CLYNE
1. Denis Buckley
2. Tom McCartney
3. Rodney Ah You
4. Quinn Roux
5. Aly Muldowney
6. John Muldoon (captain)
7. Willie Faloon
8. Eoin McKeon
1 Alasdair DICKINSON
2 Ross FORD (Captain)
3 WP NEL
4 Anton BRESLER
5 Ben TOOLIS
6 Roddy GRANT
7 Hamish WATSON
8 David DENTON

REPLACEMENTS

16. Dave Heffernan
17. Ronan Loughney
18. Finlay Bealham
19. Ultan Dillane
20. George Naoupu
21. John Cooney
22. Jack Carty
23. Dave McSharry

REPLACEMENTS

16 Neil COCHRANE
17 Rory SUTHERLAND
18 John ANDRESS
19 Fraser McKENZIE
20 Tomas LEONARDI
21 Sean KENNEDY
22 Jade TE RURE
23 Andries STRAUSS

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