Edinburgh Name Team To Face Ulster

EDINBURGH RUGBY_has named_the team that will play Ulster in the club's_first home match of the Magners League season._ Despite experiencing an opening day loss against Leinster last weekend, Edinburgh Rugby interim head coach Henry Edwards remains positive ahead of the meeting with the former Magners League champions at Murrayfield.

Edwards said:_" We are looking forward to our_first home match of the season and are looking to improve on our performance against Leinster. _I am delighted in the way in which the players approached training this week and their application to raise their standards.

Summer signing Andrew Maxwell ironically made his Ulster debut in September 2004 against his new club. That was more than a year after he had signed for Ulster, but he immediately made his mark with a try against Edinburgh.

Maxwell won the first of his Ireland A caps at the 2006 Churchill Cup tournament with appearances against the USA and New Zealand Maori. He has also represented Ireland in the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Hong Kong in summer 2005.

The 25-year-old winger was a part of the victorious Ulster side that were crowned Magners League champions two seasons ago and admits he has been impressed with the current squad at Edinburgh Rugby.

Maxwell beamed:_" I have been in a team that has won the Magners League in 2005/06 and I think these guys have the ability to do it, so I am looking forward to_the match and the league. _

"I don't think Ulster have anything that this squad does not have, there is a lot of potential here and we will build from week to week""

Team to play Ulster in the Magners League on_Friday 28th September at Murrayfield (Kick off 7.30pm).


15"""" Nick DeLuca

14"""" Andrew Turnbull

13"""" Ben Cairns

12"""" John Houston

11"""" Andrew Maxwell

10"""" Phil Godman

9""""_ Ben Mayer


1""""_ Augusto Allori

2""""_ Andrew Kelly

3""""_ Geoff Cross

4""""_ Craig Hamilton

5""""_ Ben Gissing

6""""_ Matt Mustchin

7""""_ Ross Rennie

8""""_ Simon Cross (Captain)


16"""" Steven Lawrie

17"""" Ryan Grant

18"""" Fergus Pringle

19"""" Roland Reid

20"""" Greig Laidlaw

21"""" Alistair Warnock

22"""" Matt Dey""_