Maxwell: We Want To Get The Ball Rolling

ANDREW MAXWELL admits he is keen to make an immediate impact with the Edinburgh Rugby crowd against some familiar opposition " his old club Ulster. The Ireland A winger swapped Ravenhill for Murrayfield in the summer and revealed he is now aiming to play a pivotal role in ensuring Edinburgh Rugby get off to a winning start at The Castle at the expense of the former Magners League champions.

The Ireland A try machine said: "It is always important to get your first win under your belt " to get a bit of confidence and get the ball rolling. Generally it all just comes down to consistency.

"We have progressed from the first match last week because a couple of individual errors cost us the match. But if we can eradicate those then we can become a consistent team and those are the teams that do well."

Despite facing the prospect of locking horns with his home Province, Maxwell played down the significance of the opposition and claims it is just another match for him.

He added: 'the big thing for us is to concentrate on ourselves. This is just another side for me. If we play to our ability and perform then the scoreline will look after itself."

One interesting duel set to unfold at Murrayfield is the key match-up between Maxwell, 26, and Ulster's Scottish wing Simon Danielli and the Irishman says he is looking forward to the contest.

He said: "I"ve played against him quite a few times when I was at Ulster. He is just like any other winger, he has his strengths and weaknesses and I"m looking forward to a really good battle."