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Edinburgh v Connacht Team News

Hogg and Webster return

Edinburgh welcome back several players from injury for their Magners League match against Connacht at Murrayfield tomorrow evening. Allister Hogg and Simon Webster are in action for the first time since early November. Also returning to the side are Matt Dey and Matt Mustchin, with Greig Laidlaw named on the bench.

Edinburgh's newest recruit has also been named among the replacements. Prop David Young has just joined the club on a loan deal from Leicester Tigers and will remain in the capital until the end of the season.

Lynn Howells said: "It is good to have some of the senior players back available for us. Their experience can only enhance the confidence of the younger players around them.

"Connacht have proved to be a very difficult side to play against. Even outside the Magners League, they don't lose by many points so tomorrow night will be about producing a performance for 80 minutes."

Unavailable for selection: Mike Blair (collar-bone), Alasdair Dickinson (ankle), Craig Smith (neck).

Edinburgh team to play Connacht in the Magners League at Murrayfield on Friday 26 January, kick off 7.30pm

15         Andrew Easson

14         Matt Dey
13         Ben Cairns *
12         Rob Dewey
11         Simon Webster

10         Duncan Hodge (captain)
9          John Senio

1          Allan Jacobsen
2          Steven Lawrie
3          Geoff Cross
4          Matt Mustchin
5          Scott Murray
6          Alasdair Strokosch *
7          Ross Rennie
8          Allister Hogg


16         Andrew Kelly
17         David Young
18         Chris Bentley
19         Alan MacDonald *
20         Greig Laidlaw
21         Phil Godman
22         Lucio Lopez Fleming