Rennie On Munster Challenge

ImageRoss Rennie revealed he likes being Edinburgh's silent assassin in the back row; preferring to win turnover ball more than receiving praise but he is aiming to give Edinburgh fans something to shout about on Friday night (kick off 7.30pm) when Munster come to The Castle.
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The 21-year-old had attracted plaudits aplenty so far this season and has won numerous man-of-the-match awards for his performances at openside flanker.
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But the former Edinburgh Academy student admits he prefers to let his rugby do the talking rather than bask in the media spotlight.Rennie said: "I don't pay much attention to awards given after the game. It is not a one-man game " that's for sure.
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"If one player looks good in the game it is because the other players are doing their jobs right. It is always nice to be noticed, but that is down to the rest of the team doing a good job.
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"I don't really read any media stuff either. I prefer to just take step back and play rugby. It is good fun and I really enjoy it."
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Rennie carried his domestic form onto the international stage recently when he scored a try on his Scotland A debut in the 37-15 win in Venice.
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The Edinburgh-born forward says he enjoyed the overseas trip and that the fact Edinburgh head coach Andy Robinson was there helped him hit the ground running.
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He said: "It was my first Scotland A cap and it was a really good trip which I enjoyed. They are a really good bunch of guys and really good rugby players; it was a fun experience.
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"It was definitely really good that Andy was there. Even though you are mixing with a whole bunch of new guys you know what the coach is expecting already which is a good thing. It was just a good trip."
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Edinburgh's young pack face one of the toughest tests of the season on Friday when Munster's battle-hardened forwards pitch up in the Scottish capital.
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But Rennie says that Edinburgh have become more streetwise since the previous meeting between the two sides in November.
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He said: 'the belief is still there. We know that against Munster it will be a tough game; regardless of what team they put out. It is always going to be a strong team and hard to beat.
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"Our training has been going really well this week and I"m sure we can carry this forward to the game. I think just as long as we pay attention to detail and not do anything silly we should hopefully come out with a good result."
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As a native of Auld Reekie, Rennie confesses he is thrilled to be representing his hometown club, but modestly feels his progress through to the starting line-up has largely been down to good fortune.
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He said: "It is great. I"ve progressed through the ranks here. I was an apprentice and had a couple of starts last year and this year it has gone really well. I just hope I can just keep playing in a winning team.
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"I just got really lucky in the sense that I just managed to get some games. But I think you have just got to keep plugging away " get your fitness up and just keep playing rugby."