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