Tuesday 22 October 2019

In-form Edinburgh triumph again as European clash nears

Duhan van der Merwe. Photo: Getty
Duhan van der Merwe. Photo: Getty
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Edinburgh ran in five tries in a 34-17 victory over Dragons last weekend to maintain second place in the Conference B standings.

It's just six weeks until Johann van Graan's Munster face Edinburgh in the Champions Cup quarter-final, and if both teams maintain their current form, it promises to be quite the battle at Murrayfield.

The Scottish capital was visited by Dragons at the weekend, where two tries for both James Johnstone and Duhan van der Merwe set Edinburgh on the way to the win, while Magnus Bradbury also crossed in his first game back after a four-month shoulder injury lay-off.

Tomorrow Edinburgh will once again play at home, with Cardiff Blues the visitors. Blues lost out narrowly to another Scottish team last weekend as Glasgow edged a 38-34 win at the Arms Park, but Richard Cockerill's side will be confident of claiming a ninth win from their last ten games.

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