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Edinburgh ready for Connacht test

Edinburgh prop Alasdair Dickinson is determined to show their opening Guinness PRO12 victory was not a one-off.

Edinburgh indicated they will be far stronger than last season when they beat Munster 14-13 in Ireland last weekend.

But they have another huge test when they host Connacht on the new hybrid surface at Murrayfield.

Dickinson said: "It was an awesome feeling as it's a tough place to win, but we have to put it behind us.

"It's been a tough pre-season but the boys are in incredible shape and we proved that last weekend. The performance was a credit to the staff.

"Connacht are notoriously hard to beat, incredibly physical and never give up. It's our first game of the season at home, we're all looking forward to it and ready for the challenge."

Head coach Alan Solomons has moved Sam Beard from centre to right wing while Nick McLennan comes in on the opposite wing.

Wingers Tim Visser and Dougie Fife are both unavailable because of knocks picked up at Thomond Park.

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