2013–14 Edinburgh Rugby season

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Edinburgh 2013 / 2014
Ground(s) Murrayfield Stadium,
Meggetland
CEO England David Davies
Coach(es) South Africa Alan Solomons
Captain(s) Scotland Greig Laidlaw
Most caps South Africa WP Nel (28)
Top scorer Scotland Greig Laidlaw (129)
Most tries South Africa Cornell du Preez (7)
League(s) Pro12
1st kit
2nd kit

Team[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Alan Solomons, formerly of Western Province, Stormers, Ulster and more recently Super 15 team the Kings was appointed as Head Coach at the end of July '13.[1] Stevie Scott, Philippe Doussy and Omar Mouneimne were appointed as Assistant Coaches.

Squad[edit]

Hookers
Scotland Ross Ford
Australia James Hilterbrand*
Scotland Steven Lawrie
Scotland Stuart McInally
Tonga Aleki Lutui
Scotland Alun Walker

Props

Namibia Wicus Blaauw
New Zealand Simon Berghan*
Scotland Geoff Cross
Scotland Alasdair Dickinson
Scotland Robin Hislop
South Africa WP Nel
Scotland Lewis Niven

Locks
Scotland Oliver Atkins
Scotland Grant Gilchrist
Scotland Robert McAlpine
England Perry Parker
South Africa Izak van der Westhuizen

 

Loose Forwards
Georgia (country) Dimitri Basilaia
New Zealand Mike Coman
England Sean Cox
Scotland David Denton
South Africa Cornell du Preez
Scotland Roddy Grant
Argentina Tomás Leonardi
Scotland Ross Rennie

Half Backs
Scotland Alex Black
South Africa Carl Bezuidenhout
England Piers Francis
Scotland Grayson Hart
Scotland Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
Scotland Sean Kennedy
Scotland Greig Laidlaw (C)
England Chris Leck
Scotland Harry Leonard

 

Centres
New Zealand Ben Atiga
New Zealand Sam Beard
Scotland Nick De Luca
Argentina Joaquín Domínguez
Scotland Matt Scott
South Africa Andries Strauss

Back Three
Scotland Tom Brown
Scotland Jack Cuthbert
Scotland Dougie Fife
Scotland Lee Jones
Scotland Greig Tonks
Scotland Tim Visser
Scotland Nikki Walker

  • *Scottish qualified

Elite Development Players[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Players In[edit]

Players Out[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

This year saw the shirts branded with BT Sport on four-year sponsorship and continuing relationship with sportswear company Macron. The BT Sports deals was seen as way to circumvent Sky Sports’ ban on carrying adverts for its new sports channels after agreeing a sponsorship deal under which its logo will be emblazoned all over BSkyB’s Scottish rugby coverage.[11]

Competitions[edit]

Pro12[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pro12 Table watch · edit · discuss
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ireland Leinster (CH) 22 17 1 4 554 352 +202 57 30 8 4 82
2 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (RU) 22 18 0 4 484 309 +175 53 22 4 3 79
3 Ireland Munster (SF) 22 16 0 6 538 339 +199 56 27 7 3 74
4 Ireland Ulster (SF) 22 15 0 7 470 319 +151 45 26 6 4 70
5 Wales Ospreys 22 13 1 8 571 388 +183 59 32 6 6 66
6 Wales Scarlets 22 11 1 10 435 438 −3 43 45 3 6 55
7 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 8 1 13 425 538 −113 32 55 1 6 41
8 Scotland Edinburgh 22 7 0 15 397 526 −129 38 57 2 8 38
9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 7 1 14 392 492 −100 34 46 0 5 35
10 Ireland Connacht 22 6 0 16 371 509 −138 42 54 4 7 35
11 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 5 1 16 376 591 −215 31 72 1 7 30
12 Italy Zebre 22 5 2 15 347 559 −212 35 59 0 5 29

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[12]

  1. number of matches won;
  2. the difference between points for and points against;
  3. the number of tries scored;
  4. the most points scored;
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against;
  6. the fewest number of red cards received;
  7. the fewest number of yellow cards received.
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places, and earn a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places, that earn a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

European Rugby Champions/Challenge Cup qualification: The top team from each country, plus the three highest-placed teams apart from those, will qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup. The remaining teams qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Updated 19 May 2014. Source: RaboDirect PRO12

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]
7 September 2013
19:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 34–23 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Hurley 13' m
Coughlan 15' c
Cronin 32' c
Dineen 53' m
Hanrahan 68' c
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Hanrahan (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 22'
Report Try: De Luca 50' c
Jones 70' c
Con: Francis (1/1)
Leonard (1/1)
Pen: Francis (2/4) 11', 26'
Leonard (1/1) 62'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,810
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Round 2[edit]
13 September 2013
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 16–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: T. Visser 47' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Pen: Leonard (3/4) 5', 20', 80'
Report Try: Rees 53' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (1/2) 3'
Burton (1/1) 75'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,692
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
Round 3[edit]
21 September 2013
18:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 44–10 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Hassler 3' c
Walker (2) 38' m, 55' c
Hibbard (2) 42' m, 53' c
Morgan 77' c
Con: Biggar (3/5)
Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 16', 19'
Report Try: T. Visser 45' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Pen: Leonard (1/1) 32'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,356
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Round 4[edit]
27 September 2013
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 9–22 Wales Scarlets
Pen: Leonard (3/3) 29', 40', 42'
Report Try: Reynolds 35' c
J. Williams 46' m
J. Davies 72' c
Con: Priestland (2/3)
Pen: Priestland (1/2) 32'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,586
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
Round 5[edit]
6 October 2013
14:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 29–12 Scotland Edinburgh Rugby
Try: Cuthbert (2) 28' c, 66' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2)
Pen: Halfpenny (5/6) 4', 26', 53', 57', 60'
Report Pen: Laidlaw (4/5) 16', 24', 32', 38'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,245
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
Round 6[edit]
25 October 2013
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 20–13 Italy Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Try: Tonks 11' c
Nel 74' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 40', 53'
Report Try: McLean 61' c
Con: Botes (1/1)
Pen: Ambrosini (1/2) 36'
Botes (1/1) 67'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,993
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)
Round 7[edit]
1 November 2013
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 25–23 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Tonks 20' m
Nel 28' c
du Preez 55' c
Con: Leonard (2/3)
Pen: Leonard (2/3) 43', 63'
Report Try: Iannone 31' c
Sarto 40' c
Con: Orquera (2/2)
Pen: Orquera (3/3) 17', 68', 74'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,156
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
Round 8[edit]
22 November 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 41–17 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Gilroy (2) 28' c, 64' c
P. Marshall 33' c
Diack 61' c
McKinney 66' c
Con: McKinney (5/5)
Pen: McKinney (2/2) 20', 40'
Report Try: du Preez 15' m
Fife 72' m
Hart 75' c
Con: Leonard (1/3)
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,955
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)
Round 9[edit]
29 November 2013
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 43–10 Ireland Connacht
Try: Fife 40' c
du Preez 73' c
De Luca 77' c
Nel 79' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4)
Pen: Laidlaw (5/5) 9', 20', 29', 51', 59'
Report Try: Henshaw 15' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Drop: Parks (1/1) 11'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,515
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
Round 10[edit]
20 December 2013
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 11–6 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Fife 31' m
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 38', 47'
Report Pen: Madigan (2/2) 22', 43'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,321
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
Round 11[edit]
26 December 2013
15:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 16–20 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Fife 14' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (3/4) 8', 27', 39'
Report Try: Hogg 67' m
Pen: Weir (5/5) 3', 12', 22', 51', 62'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 10,125
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)
Round 12[edit]
1 January 2014
18:05
Glasgow Warriors Scotland P–P Scotland Edinburgh
Postponed due to a
waterlogged pitch.[13]
Round 13[edit]
9 February 2014
13:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales P–P Scotland Edinburgh
Postponed due to a
waterlogged pitch.[14]
Round 14[edit]
15 February 2014
17:00
Connacht Ireland 11–7 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Swift 47' m
Pen: Ronaldson (1/4) 20'
Parks (1/1) 68'
Report Try: Grant 7' c
Con: Bezuidenhout (1/1)
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,038
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)
Round 15[edit]
22 February 2014
14:30
Scarlets Wales 25–21 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: J. Williams (2) 32' c, 39' m
Warren 58' c
Con: A. Thomas (2/3)
Pen: A. Thomas (2/2) 16', 22'
Report Try: De Luca 4' c
Brown 45' m
Con: Bezuidenhout (1/1)
Pen: Bezuidenhout (2/2) 12', 33'
Cuthbert (1/1) 62'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,675
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Round 16[edit]
28 February 2014
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 31–25 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Hart (2) 12' c, 34' c
Beard 25' m
Con: Bezuidenhout (2/3)
Pen: Bezuidenhout (4/4) 16', 58', 70', 77'
Report Try: Hassler (2) 6' m, 61' m
Pen: Biggar (5/5) 30', 38', 46', 55', 79'
Meggetland[15]
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
Round 17[edit]
21 March 2014
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 3–9 Ireland Ulster
Pen: Bezuidenhout (1/2) 14'
Report Pen: Jackson (3/4) 24', 36', 46'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 6,333
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Round 18[edit]
29 March 2014
19:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 20–16 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Ghiraldini 61' c
De Marchi 65' c
Con: Botes (2/2)
Pen: Botes (2/2) 13', 45'
Report Try: du Preez 80' c
Con: Bezuidenhout (1/1)
Pen: Bezuidenhout (3/4) 25', 32', 37'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,160
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
Round 13 rescheduled match[edit]

3 April 2014
18:30[16]
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19–23 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Wardle 73' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (4/4) 14', 33', 40', 48'
Report Try: Nel 38' c
Scott 50' c
Con: Cuthbert (2/2)
Pen: Cuthbert (3/4) 36', 67', 70'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,574
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

This match – originally scheduled to be held during Round 13, on 9 February 2014 – was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[14]

Round 19[edit]
11 April 2014
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 22–29 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Scott 10' c
Brown 47' c
du Preez 80' m
Con: Cuthbert (2/3)
Pen: Cuthbert (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Allen (2) 19' c, 35' c
Fish 42' c
Hewitt 75' m
Con: G. Davies (3/4)
Pen: G. Davies (1/1) 4'
Meggetland[17]
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
Round 20[edit]
19 April 2014
15:30
Zebre Italy 26–13 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Venditti 16' m
Cristiano 52' m
Ratuvou 77' c
Con: Orquera (1/3)
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 8'
Garcia (2/2) 28', 40'
Report Try: Scott 45' c
Con: Cuthbert (1/1)
Pen: Bezuidenhout (2/3) 2', 33'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 1,866
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
Round 12 rescheduled match[edit]

26 April 2014
19:05[18]
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–34 Scotland Edinburgh (2 BP)
Try: Murchie (2) 8' m, 49' c
Jackson 22' m
Bennett 40' c
Harley 76' c
Con: Russell (3/5)
Pen: Russell (2/3) 4', 12'
Report Try: Nel 15' c
Scott 58' c
Visser (2) 79' c, 80' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 21', 36'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 8,855
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)

This match – originally scheduled to be held during Round 12, on 1 January 2014 – was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[13]


Round 21[edit]
3 May 2014
17:00
Edinburgh Scotland 12–55 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Bezuidenhout 9' m
Nel 22' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/2)
Report Try: Conway 16' c
D. Hurley 40' c
Varley 49' c
penalty try (2) 55' c, 73' c
Williams 66' c
O'Donnell 80' c
Con: Hanrahan (5/5)
Murray (2/2)
Pen: Hanrahan (2/2) 15', 27'
Meggetland[17]
Attendance: 3,782
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Round 22[edit]
10 May 2014
18:30
Leinster Ireland 15–13 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Murphy 10' m
D. Kearney 57' c
Con: Gopperth (1/2)
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Visser 66' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 6', 40'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,900
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

Heineken Cup[edit]

Table[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
Ireland Munster (4) 6 5 0 1 161 77 +84 19 6 2 1 23
England Gloucester (7C) 6 3 0 3 113 114 −1 13 10 1 1 14
Scotland Edinburgh 6 3 0 3 104 141 −37 10 17 0 0 12
France Perpignan 6 1 0 5 112 158 −46 10 19 1 2 7
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]
12 October 2013
13:35
Edinburgh Scotland 29–23 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Scott 5' c
T. Visser 68' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (5/6) 11', 21', 28', 33', 75'
Report Try: Laulala 19' c
Sherry 25' c
Con: Keatley (2/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 15', 52', 64'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 7,024
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
Round 2[edit]
20 October 2013
13:45
(1 BP) Perpignan France 31–14 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Michel 43' c
Mjekevu (2) 47' c, 63' c
Purll 60' c
Con: Hook (4/4)
Pen: Hook (1/1) 11'
Report Try: T. Visser 38' c
du Preez 76' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,073
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Round 3[edit]
8 December 2013
13:00
Edinburgh Scotland 12–23 England Gloucester
Try: Tonks 6' m
Denton 51' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/2)
Report Try: Cook 10' m
M. Thomas (2) 17' c, 45' m
Con: F. Burns (1/3)
Pen: F. Burns (2/3) 15', 31'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 5,417
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
Round 4[edit]
15 December 2013
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester England 10–16 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: penalty try 34' c
Con: F. Burns (1/1)
Pen: F. Burns (1/2) 45'
Report Try: Atiga 50' c
Con: Cuthbert (1/1)
Pen: Cuthbert (3/5) 9', 17', 39'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 10,975
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
Round 5[edit]
11 January 2014
18:00
Edinburgh Scotland 27–16 France Perpignan
Try: Brown 15' c
du Preez 45' c
Fife 56' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 11', 37'
Report Try: Delonca 74' c
Con: Hook (1/1)
Pen: Hook (3/3) 19', 32', 42'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 5,061
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
Round 6[edit]
19 January 2014
12:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 38–6 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Coughlan 7' m
Murphy 21' c
Murray 43' c
P. O'Mahony 56' c
Zebo 65' m
Jones 75' c
Con: Keatley (4/6)
Report Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 6', 27'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solomons appointed head coach" (Press release). Edinburgh Rugby. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scots qualified trio sign" (Press release). 
  3. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3825_8547253,00.html
  4. ^ "Edinburgh prop Allan Jacobsen to retire". BBC Sport. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "John Yapp leaves Edinburgh Rugby". Edinburgh Rugby. 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Young forwards head south on loan". Edinburgh Rugby. 8 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Edinburgh Rugby duo join Bristol on loan". Edinburgh Rugby. 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lock on loan to Ospreys". Edinburgh Rugby. 29 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kennedy on month-long loan". Edinburgh Rugby. 20 January 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.glasgowwarriors.org/news/14/03/19/cross-joins-warriors-loan
  11. ^ "BT Sport signs Glasgow and Edinburgh rugby shirt sponsorship deal circumventing Sky advertising ban". Telegraph. 21 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules". Pro12. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Edinburgh game postponed". Glasgow Warriors (Glasgow Warriors plc). 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Dragons match postponed". Edinburgh Rugby (Scottish Rugby Union plc). 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Edinburgh Rugby to face Ospreys at Meggetland". The Scotsman (Johnston Press). 5 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dragons v Edinburgh rescheduled". Edinburgh Rugby (Scottish Rugby Union plc). 25 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "RaboDirect run-in confirmed". Edinburgh Rugby (Scottish Rugby Union plc). 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. The match against Munster will be the club's third home match to be hosted at Meggetland in Colinton, following last month's win over Ospreys (31–25) and next Friday's capital clash with Cardiff Blues (11 April, kick-off 7.45pm). 
  18. ^ "1872 Cup date confirmed". Glasgow Warriors (Glasgow Warriors plc). 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.