Cockerill wants more of the same from Edinburgh ahead of Glasgow trip

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Richard Cockerill has called for more of the same after naming his Edinburgh side to take on Glasgow this weekend.

Edinburgh won a dramatic first leg of the 1872 Cup 18-17 at BT Murrayfield – the Warriors’ first loss of the Guinness PRO14 season – and are looking to wrap up the cup in the second of three fixtures.

Cockerill has made four changes to his side – one of them enforced due to a six-week suspension for Simon Berghan for stamping on the head of international team-mate Fraser Brown in that match – and expects another tough encounter.

“The players showed a great deal of passion and desire in last weekend’s victory over Glasgow and we will need the same levels of commitment if we are to come away with a positive result at Scotstoun this weekend,” Edinburgh’s head coach said.

“We know how tough an opposition Glasgow are, especially at home, but I know the squad will be ready for the battle.”

Matt Shields is the replacement in the front row for Berghan alongside Murray McCallum in a new-look scrum, while Jamie Ritchie starts in the back row in place of Cornell du Preez, with Viliame Mata moving across to eight.

Damien Hoyland starts on the wing as Dougie Fife drops out of the 23 altogether.

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