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Moffat makes changes

Edinburgh head coach Rob Moffat has made two changes to the starting XV for Friday's Magners League match at Ulster.

Roddy Grant comes into the back row and will captain the side, while second-row Craig Hamilton replaces Esteban Lozada, who has resumed light training after receiving a blow to the head in last week's 16-13 loss to Munster. Edinburgh have emerged victorious from two of their last three visits to Belfast and Moffat is seeking another win.

He said: "We go to Ravenhill with a strong side and in the knowledge that we're more than capable of winning there."

He added: "There's been a good edge to training this week and a real determination to give a more complete performance than we have in the first two matches.

"It's good to have Roddy back in harness, and also to be able to call on an experienced campaigner like Craig Hamilton in the second row.

"We're all delighted that Esteban is making good progress, but the pairing we have this week have played together on many occasions and complement each other well.

"We're looking forward to the game and can't wait for it to come."

Scotland Under-20 international David Denton, who can play second row or back row, has been named among the replacements and could make his debut.


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