Edinburgh target double away win

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first_img Edinburgh Rugby head coach Michael Bradley has made just one change to the starting line-up that defeated Treviso at the Stadio Monigo last weekend (22-11) for the club’s Heineken Cup opener against Aviva Premiership side, London Irish, at the Medejski Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 1.30pm).Stuart McInally moves up from the bench to number 8 at the expense of Fijian internationalist Netani Talei, with his promotion making space for Roddy Grant.The squad has been boosted by the return of lock/flanker, Sean Cox, who returns for his first match following a knee injury sustained against Scarlets last month, and centre James King, who come in for Steven Turnbull and Chris Leck respectively.The stability in selection means that Bradley has shown faith in his young performers with stand-off Harry Leonard (who scored all but five of the points in the Treviso match), centre Matt Scott and lock Grant Gilchrist making their Heineken Cup debut while full-back Tom Brown is set to do likewise if called upon from the bench. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Heineken match balls on the turf at the Heineken Cup Launch at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for ERC) Starting XV:15 Jim Thompson14 Lee Jones13 Nick de Luca12 Matt Scott11 Tim Visser10 Harry Leonard9 Mike Blair1 Allan Jacobsen2 Ross Ford CAPTAIN3 Geoff Cross4 Esteban Lozada5 Grant Gilchrist6 David Denton7 Ross Rennie8 Stuart McInally Substitutes16 Steven Lawrie17 Kyle Traynor18 Lewis Niven19 Sean Cox20 Roddy Grant21 Greig Laidlaw22 James King23 Tom BrownReferee:Romain Poite (FFR)last_img

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