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Hooker Ford to reach major milestone for Edinburgh

By Andrew Baldock

Published 24/12/2015

Ross Ford
Ross Ford

Ross Ford will make his 150th appearance for Edinburgh when they take on Glasgow on Sunday.

The Gunners host their cross-country rivals at Murrayfield in the first leg of the 1872 Cup, with Guinness Pro12 points also at stake.

A crowd of more than 20,000 is expected and head coach Alan Solomons is in confident mood ahead of the festive double-header as Edinburgh look to retain the trophy they won last year.

He said: "We're all delighted that we'll have such a big crowd adding to the atmosphere of what is always a hard-fought fixture.

"With both clubs winning their European fixtures last weekend, the teams will be looking for the momentum to carry through to a winning performance on Sunday.

"We know how keen Glasgow are to win back the trophy - and how intent we are on retaining it - so I've no doubt it will be a highly physical encounter.

"Our pack were, again, excellent last weekend and, on a personal note, I'd like to congratulate Ross Ford on reaching a milestone 150 caps. It's a great achievement from a player who has been a magnificent servant to the club."

Meanwhile, Glasgow and Scotland flanker Rob Harley is set to miss the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship after being ruled out for up to three months with the thumb injury he suffered in last weekend's win over Scarlets.

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