Cap­i­tal gains for Rich

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Ed­in­burgh boss Richard Cock­er­ill wants to use last night’s 52-14 win over Scar­lets as a launch­pad to be­come Scot­land’s top team.

Cock­er­ill watched his troops claim an eight-try haul at Mur­ray­field.

Now they look certs to earn a top-three fin­ish in their Pro 14 sec­tion and seal a re­turn to the Cham­pi­ons Cup.

Blair Kinghorn, Duhan van der Merwe, Sam Hi­dalgo-Clyne and Mag­nus Brad­bur y crossed to earn a bonus point in 24 min­utes.

Scar­lets replied be­fore the break through Tom Varn­dell and Dan Jones.

But Van der Merwe claimed No.2 and Luke Cros­bie, Mark Ben­nett, Nathan Fowles scored to tighten Ed­in­burgh’s grip on third place.

Cock­eril set his sights on the War­riors and said: “Our next match is against Glas­gow who have been this coun­try’s top club for a while. We have the chance to change that.” Alan McManus made a fly­ing start in his bid to qual­ify for snooker’s World Cham­pi­onship.

McManus leads 9- 0 from his first ses­sion against fel­low Scot Rhys Clark and needs just one more frame to progress to the sec­ond of three qual­i­fy­ing rounds.

But­com­pa­tri­otStephen Maguire trails Basil­don’s Al­lan Taylor 5-4. Se­bas­tian Vet­tel snatched a Chi­nese Grand Prix pole po­si­tion from Fer­rari team-mate Kimi Raikko­nen.

Raikko­nen­wasquick­est go­ing into the fi­nal runs but Vet­tel clinched pole by 0.087 se­conds. Lewis Hamil­ton starts from fourth for Mercedes.

COCK­ER­ILL dream

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