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Three changes for Gunners

Edinburgh have made three changes, one positional, for their Magners League clash against Leinster at Murrayfield on Friday.

Argentine lock Esteban Lozada has recovered from the head knock he sustained against Munster and is restored to a second-row partnership with Scott MacLeod.

In the back row, Ross Rennie returns at openside flanker with captain Roddy Grant switching to number eight as Netani Talei has a dead leg from last weekend's defeat against Ulster.

Flanker Alan MacDonald has made good progress from the hip injury he sustained in the opening league game at Cardiff Blues and has been named among the replacements for the match with last season's beaten Magners League finalists.

Edinburgh have won two of their last three home matches against Leinster, but head coach Rob Moffat is awaiting his side's first win of the campaign.

He said: "We have to approach the Leinster game with both determination and confidence.

"It's our job this weekend to re-establish winning form on our own patch.

"We've done some good things in periods during all our games so far but we've also done a few basic things poorly."

The back division is unchanged from the Ulster game, meaning that full-back Chris Paterson, just six points away from reaching the 700-mark in the Magners League, is fit to resume.


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