Scottish Daily Mail

Rasolea needs to show more responsibi­lity in the capital


SOLOMONI ‘Junior’ Rasolea thought he’d left the bad times behind when he quit Western Force in Australia to join Edinburgh. After his team finished bottom of the Super Rugby table with just two wins out of 18, he couldn’t leave quickly enough. Rather than face a bright new start in Scotland’s capital, however, it’s been out of the frying pan and into the fire. Three defeats out of their first four Guinness Pro12 matches forced head coach Alan Solomons out of his post yesterday. Unless the players step up to the mark, starting away to Connacht tomorrow evening, Rasolea will have to endure another dreadful season. He scored a try on his debut against Cardiff Blues but has a hard act to follow in centre Matt Scott, who moved to Gloucester over the summer. Looking at the Edinburgh back-line, there’s not much experience­d talent to strike fear in the opposition, especially with Duncan Weir ruled out for the rest of the year. This would be a good time for the likes of Rasolea to shoulder more responsibi­lity under interim boss Duncan Hodge.

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