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A RE­SULT for Ed­in­burgh fans to cel­e­brate af­ter seven straight Rabodirect PRO12 de­feats, but hardly a per­for­mance to savour nor one that could in­stil much con­fi­dence ahead of the visit of Toulouse next Satur­day. The cap­i­tal side scraped home with a late Greig Laid­law penalty at the end of a patchy dis­play in which they never quite got their game go­ing. They will have to find a few more gears and a lot more rhythm if they are to worry the French side in seven days’ time.

Still, a win is a win, and that will al­ways be a bet­ter plat­form than the al­ter­na­tive. Ed­in­burgh got their Test play­ers back in har­ness and while some failed to fire last night, it was a sat­is­fy­ing re­turn for most. Bet­ter than sat­is­fy­ing for Dave Den­ton, the flanker/no.8, who just seems to get bet­ter with ev­ery match. Ed­in­burgh’s Scot­land front row also showed they can match any side when the mood takes them.

As ex­pected, a few of those re­turn­ing in­ter­na­tion­al­ists took time to set­tle into the club groove, but Den­ton was a no­table, and no­tice­able, ex­cep­tion from the start. He punched a cou­ple of holes in the Scar­lets de­fence in the

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