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Duncan Hodge wants Edinburgh to put Glasgow defeat behind them

Acting Edinburgh head coach Duncan Hodge insists his side have already put the pain of losing to Glasgow to the back of their minds.

The Murrayfield outfit were left downcast after suffering a 25-12 defeat to their rivals on Boxing Day.

But Hodge said his men have quickly forgotten about that loss and have turned their attention to bouncing back against Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Saturday.

Hodge - who has made six changes to his line-up, including the recall of prop Allan Dell for Alasdair Dickinson - said: "It's been a tight turnaround from the Glasgow game, but the players have refocused quickly on the task at hand, which is a tough away clash with Zebre.

"They're a physical outfit and always raise their game in front of their home crowd, so there's no doubt we're in for an challenging encounter in Parma.

"There's a bit of rotation in the starting side, but we're fully confident that this team can take on Zebre in all areas of the game."


From Belfast Telegraph