Physicality pays off for Edinburgh

Date published: October 2 2014

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Edinburgh are hoping to rediscover the form that saw them beat Munster in September when they face Ulster on Saturday.

Edinburgh are hoping to rediscover the form that saw them beat Munster in the opening game of the season when they face Ulster on Saturday.

The Scottish side beat Munster 14-13 and were expected to continue in the same vein, but have since slumped to two defeats and draw.

Edinburgh lost 13-14 to Connacht, were thrashed 62-13 by Ospreys and earned 20-20 draw against Scarlets last week.

Centre Phil Burleigh, who scored late in last week’s match to rescue the draw for Edinburgh, says the team will continue to improve this week.

“We were more physical against the Scarlets, something we had been working on very hard,” Burleigh told The Herald.

“There was an improvement, but we still made too many mistakes. The defence was better and hopefully we have shown that we can start winning games.

“We need to improve on the finer things and keep our composure at the right times.

“We put ourselves in the right situation in the second half against Scarlets and it was unfortunate we couldn’t get over the line in the end, but it will stand us in good stead for Belfast.

“The guys have worked hard to get the spirits up and we aim to take another step forward.”

Burleigh’s side are currently ninth on the table with seven points.

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