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Alan Solomons urges Edinburgh to continue hot streak against Ulster

Published 15/10/2015

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons is looking for his side to make it four wins from four when they take on Ulster in the Guinness Pro12
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons is looking for his side to make it four wins from four when they take on Ulster in the Guinness Pro12

Alan Solomons has urged his high-flying Edinburgh team to continue their hot streak after opening the Guinness Pro12 with three straight wins.

The Murrayfield outfit are among three teams who still have a 100 per cent record this season and lie second in the table with only points difference keeping Scarlets on top.

They now host Ulster at Murrayfield, a side they recently toppled during a pre-season warm-up clash.

Head coach Solomons said: "We showed, in August, that if we deliver a good performance we can win the game and I think that's important for us from a confidence perspective.

"Obviously a competitive match is a different kettle of fish and we'll have to be at the top of our game in order to get the result.

"We know we've got a massive game tomorrow night against Ulster - they've been one of the top teams in Europe over the last four or five years and we're really going to have to deliver a performance here.

"But it's really important that we keep the momentum going because the more we're able to do that the more confidence it generates within the team and the better that is for us."

Solomons has made three changes to the starting XV that beat Ospreys last time out to maintain Edinburgh's position at the top end of the table.

Greig Tonks retains his place at full-back with Tom Brown and Damien Hoyland remaining on the right and left wings respectively.

The centre pairing of Chris Dean and Andries Strauss keep their slots while scrum half Nathan Fowles moves up from the bench to form the half-back partnership with stand-off Phil Burleigh.

In the pack, the front row of Rory Sutherland, Neil Cochrane and John Andress is retained, with locks Anton Bresler and Fraser McKenzie again donning the number 4 and 5 jerseys.

In the back row, captain Mike Coman stays on the blindside while Hamish Watson moves up from the bench to openside and Nasi Manu returns from injury at no 8.

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