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2016 ERSC annual quiz night; 21 April, 1900, BT Murrayfield



This year's quiz night will take place on Thursday 21 April at BT Murrayfiel, 1900 for a 1930 start. Tickets will be avail at the supporters club table on 1 April when we play Zebre. Tickets are £10 each, which includes a buffet. If you can't make it to the Zebre match, email us at ersc[at]live.co.uk for tickets.

As in previous years, most of the players will be in attendance. 

Come along, have some fun, chat with your favourite player and test your knowledge on last year's World Cup and other topics.

BRAVE EMBRA SECURE BONUS AT RDS. AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE ...

Leinster: 30 (6) Edinburgh Rugby:23 (3)

As we enter the business end of the season, top four and top six positions are at stake and the Gunners were sitting just off sixth position at kick off.  Any points are precious if they are to qualify for top tier European competition next term.  Yet while Fate has given Glasgow three matches against demoralised Italian opposition going down the stretch, she has been less kind to the capital club.  At the start of the season and today alike, if you were ranking the Gunners' fixtures by difficulty, this fixture would be at the top, somewhere between 'very difficult' and 'downright impossible'.  

Yet whether it was complacency, overconfidence or the IRFU, Leinster's selection seemed to have opened up a glimmer of home for the visitors, with many Irish internationals rested. It was still a strong side, mind, and showcased the depth that any title contender needs to have.  And, make no mistake, Leinster look set to be travelling to Murrayfield for the final

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THE TOVENATOR RIDES TO THE RESCUE

Edinburgh Rugby: 29 (3) Zebre: 0 (0)

Many readers will be familiar with the fictional Welsh village of Pontypandy, home to the world's most accident-prone child, Norman Price.  Each episode sees the scourge of fire and rescue services everywhere discover yet another innovative way of putting life and limb in danger.  Happily, catastrophe is always averted when Fireman Sam comes to the rescue in the nick of time.  His coolness under pressure, coupled with an encyclopaedic knowledge of fire and rescue techniques, saves the day.

The Gunners have struggled in attack this season in large measure due to the absence of a playmaker at 10.  Phil Burleigh, as a classic second five-eighth, has stepped in to the breach and performed very well at times.  But there has been no-one who can really boss the game, who knows when to kick and when to pass - and executes consistently well.  The signing of Duncan Weir from next season has been a huge step in the right direction. However, the Embramen needed

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