Four changes for Edinburgh

Rob Moffat has made four changes to Edinburgh’s starting line-up for the trip to Connacht in the Magner’s League tomorrow..

Rob Moffat has made four changes to Edinburgh’s starting line-up for the trip to Connacht in the Magner’s League tomorrow..

In the pack, Moffat has reintroduced Allan Jacobsen, Jim Hamilton and David Callam – all Scotland internationals – while centre Ben Cairns has recovered from a hamstring injury and reclaims the number 13 jersey.

Moffat said: “There is so much competition for a lot of positions in the team, especially for the loosehead spot between Kyle (Traynor) and Chunk (Allan Jacobsen).

“Chunk had a good Six Nations and we decided to give him a start for this one. Jim (Hamilton) was out with a back injury last week, but he has trained well this week, so he returns.

“The situation in the back row is that we are still carefully managing Ross Rennie, so he was not available for selection this week and we decided to give David Callam a start."

EDINBURGH (v Connacht):

15 Jim Thompson

14 Mark Robertson

13 Ben Cairns

12 John Houston

11 Tim Visser

10 Phil Godman

9 Mike Blair (captain)

1 Allan Jacobsen

2 Andrew Kelly

3 Geoff Cross

4 Scott MacLeod

5 Jim Hamilton

6 Alan MacDonald

7 Ross Rennie

8 Roddy Grant

Substitutes: Ross Ford, Kyle Traynor, Steve Turnbull, Scott Newlands, Greig Laidlaw, David Blair, Simon Webster.

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