Supporters' Player of the Year 2013/14
The Caullie Lug Award
Get your votes in for the player that YOU think deserves this season's Chunk inspired 'Caullie Lug' award!
This award is presented to the player who has done the most for the club and its traditions over the season.
The following are the nominated players:
Dave Denton ~ Dougie Fife ~ Ross Ford ~ Roddy Grant
Willem Nel ~ Cornell du Preez ~ Greg Tonks
For those of you who have not already voted, please send your votes to email@example.com by 30th April 2014.
TREVISO PREVAIL IN FORGETTABLE ENCOUNTER
Benetton Treviso: 3 (20) Edinburgh Rugby: 16 (9)
Kennedy whipped quick ruck ball wide, Harry's bullet found Strauss, whose lovely sleight of hand put Cornell du Preez on the charge near half way. The big blindside's powerful running and a couple of dummies saw him over for a good try, converted by Bezuidenhout. Just the sort of heads-up rugby one likes to see from the Embramen. It was a shame that we had to wait until injury time at the end of the second half to see it tonight.
Fourth from bottom played second from bottom at the Stadio Monigo this evening and, boy, did it look like it. It would have been an injustice had the Gunners taken the points, as the only side showing any ambition in the second period was the Italian hosts. Their execution may have been ropey at times, but they were rewarded with two tries in the middle of the second half, on 60 and 65 minutes, which killed the game. It was fitting that Ghiraldini notched the first, as the livewire hooker had looked eager
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EMBRA EDGED ON HOME TURF
Edinburgh Rugby: 3 (3) Ulster: 9 (6)
I feel a bit guilty. There is somewhere in my attic an elderly sweet tin bearing the legend "Scotland v Barbarians, Murrayfield 1983". Inside that tin lies some mummified grass and traces of soil. Memories of happier times, when young folk were permitted to congregate on the Murrayfield turf post-match in order to clap their heroes on the back. Memories, too, of times when the EH12 sward was the envy of groundsmen the world over. It must have been immensely frustrating for today's staff at the national stadium to see the nematode-related damage unfolding in recent months and being powerless to do anything about it. It would be much easier to play on my thirtysomething vegetation than the 2014 edition.
So it's a bit of a relief that last night's match against Ulster was the last to be played on the surface, before it is ripped up and replaced with a hybrid pitch. Given our climate, one wonders whether a medium to long term aim on the
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