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Edinburgh boss Duncan Hodge: Don't lose momentum

Duncan Hodge has called on his Edinburgh players to continue their winning momentum when they host Zebre at BT Murrayfield.

Edinburgh secured their third consecutive victory under acting head coach Hodge when they sealed a 36-35 European Challenge Cup win over Harlequins last weekend.

Hodge has kept faith with the same back division and wants a similar performance.

"We've named a fairly settled squad for this week as we go back into Guinness PRO12 action and look to build on the three consecutive wins," he said.

"We've had a good week of training as positivity and confidence continues to build but our focus remains on continuing to perform and gathering momentum in the championship.

"The support last week at BT Murrayfield was outstanding and we can't wait to get back out in front of our home fans and put in another performance they can be proud of."

Hodge has made four changes in the pack with Argentinian tighthead prop Felipe Arregui making his first start in place of WP Nel, who faces at least four weeks out after aggravating a neck injury against Harlequins.

Stuart McInally, Viliame Mata and John Hardie also come in.


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