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Starting XV Unchanged To Face Toulouse

Team Given Second Chance to Upset Reigning Champions



The team which produced heroics at Murrayfield on Saturday will get a second chance to beat Toulouse this Friday.

Interim head coach Todd Blackadder has made just one change to the squad that lost 20-13 to Toulouse last weekend at Murrayfield. The starting line-up is unchanged but on the bench Francisco Leonelli returns in place of Michael Pyke.

Blackadder said: "We have picked the best team available to us but it is also a reflection on a good collective performance last week. I feel this is a team that can go to Toulouse and win on Friday.

"There were positives to come out of that game last weekend - our defence was very good and we were strong in attack. It was frustrating because we have a team that is capable of beating the top sides in Europe but we'll go to Toulouse with the aim of asking some serious questions," he added.

Edinburgh Gunners team to play Toulouse in the Heineken Cup at Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse on Friday 16 December 2005, kick-off 8.30pm (local time)

15 Hugo Southwell
14 Chris Paterson CAPTAIN
13 Marcus Di Rollo
12 Peter Jorgensen
11 Simon Webster
10 Phil Godman
9 Mike Blair *

1 Dave Hewett
2 Dougie Hall
3 Craig Smith
4 Alasdair Strokosch *
5 Scott Murray
6 Matt Mustchin
8 Simon Taylor
7 Allister Hogg *

Replacements
16 Andrew Kelly *
17 Allan Jacobsen
18 Simon Cross
19 Alan MacDonald *
20 Rory Lawson *
21 Matt Dey
22 Francisco Leonelli

* indicates member of the Scottish Institute of Sport