Trust in all the players – not just the international big names - to do the job is the key to Edinburgh’s success so far this season, believes attack coach Duncan Hodge.
Jamie Ritchie was probably Scotland’s outstanding player at the Rugby World Cup but he’s itching to get going again straight away and for as long as possible for Edinburgh.
Ben Toolis wants to see Edinburgh recapture that Toulon spirit as they start their European Challenge Cup campaign in Agen on Friday.
It's Edinburgh’s strong start to the season will allow them to be a little more discerning about the personnel they play in Europe this season, rather than the fact they’re in the Challenge Cup instead of the Champions’ Cup.
Edinburgh toiled a little at times but got their fourth win of the Guinness PRO14 season ultimately with some comfort in a defensive struggle against Dragons at BT Murrayfield.
John Barclay can be a key leader for Edinburgh and he hasn’t given up his Scotland shirt just yet, head coach Richard Cockerill believes.
Magnus Bradbury had eight or nine days off after the “mental rollercoaster” that was his Rugby World Cup experience, but even that was too long for the big back rower.
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has again slammed refereeing standards in the Guinness PRO14 after making an official complaint about the same ref for the second time in a month.
Edinburgh will need to wait until next week for a full wave of their Scotland stars to return to duty with national captain Stuart McInally not due back until the end of this month.
Duncan Hodge has seen and coached Mark Bennett and Matt Scott at every level from when they were schoolboys right up to the Rugby World Cup, so he’s as enthused as anyone about seeing them back to their best form.