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Classy Edinburgh turn up the heat

By Alex Lowe

Edinburgh extended their winning run at home in all competitions to seven matches when they saw off Scarlets 31-21 in a keenly-contested Guinness PRO14 encounter at BT Murrayfield last night.

The result means the Scots have not lost on their home patch since April and lie third in Conference B ahead of Ulster's game away to Benetton today.

The home side had try doubles from Tom Brown and Viliame Mata, plus one for Pierre Schoeman, while Simon Hickey and Juan Pablo Socino shared the kicking duties.

Scarlets left empty-handed despite tries from Morgan Williams, Paul Asquith and Johnny McNicholl, with Dan Jones kicking the other points.

Replacement Niko Matawalu ran in for a try hat-trick as Glasgow ended Ospreys' nine-game winning run at home with a 29-20 PRO14 victory at Liberty Stadium.

Matawalu came on early in the first half and took advantage of the Warriors' superior attacking threat as they outscored the home side by four tries to two.

The bonus point triumph increases the Scottish club's lead at the top of Conference A to nine points.

As well as Matawalu, centre Nick Grigg grabbed the bonus point score with Brandon Thomson adding nine points with the boot.

For Ospreys, captain Olly Cracknell and wing Hanno Dirksen went over with Sam Davies kicking 10 points.

Both sides were missing key players. The home side rallied at the end but could not grab a losing bonus point.

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