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Magnus Bradbury to start for Edinburgh

Published 25/11/2016

Magnus Bradbury is back from Scotland duty
Magnus Bradbury is back from Scotland duty

Newly-capped Scotland flanker Magnus Bradbury will start for Edinburgh against the Dragons on Sunday.

The 20-year-old made his first start for his country in the 19-16 win over Argentina at BT Murrayfield last weekend but starts as the blindside flanker in the Edinburgh line-up after being released from the national squad.

Damien Hoyland starts on the right wing in the Guinness PRO12 encounter in Newport after training with Scotland in recent weeks.

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge said: "It's good to welcome back a number of players from the national squad, who will have picked up invaluable experience from their time in that environment.

"We've had a decent break over the international period but we haven't diverted our focus from this game as we look to carry on from where we left off in victory over Ulster.

"Dragons are a good team and Rodney Parade is a difficult place to go but we're excited ahead of the weekend and ready to embrace the challenge."

Hodge has made two changes. Michael Allen replaces the injured Tom Brown (groin) on the left wing while Nasi Manu returns to the back row after recovering from a shoulder injury.

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