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Bradley makes two changes


Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley has made two changes to the side which beat Connacht 19-14 at Murrayfield last weekend for Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 match against Aironi at the Stadio Zaffanella.

Stand-off Gregor Hunter's reintroduction means that Chris Leck starts on the bench, with captain Greig Laidlaw returning to his favoured scrum-half position.

Stuart McInally's return to the fold sees David Denton move to the blindside flank, while Sean Cox will pack down with Steven Turnbull in the second row.

On the bench, Harry Leonard (stand-off/centre) prepares to make his club debut having performed admirably for Boroughmuir, while Alun Walker (hooker) and Hamish Watson (back row) are also reintroduced to the squad.

Bradley said: "We travel to Italy seeking to build on the momentum earned from a hard-fought win over Connacht last weekend, and do so with the confidence gained from getting our league campaign off to a start.

"Training has gone well this week and we're looking forward to a match in weather conditions that suit the way Edinburgh Rugby like to play the game.

"As is often the case with Italian teams, Aironi are a very proud and physical side, capable of raising their game for their home support, as you can see by their recent performance against a strong Ulster side.

"Our performances have improved week on week and we need to continue that progression at the Stadio Zaffanella if we are to record back-to-back wins in the RaboDirect PRO12."

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