INTERVIEW: Laidlaw's last home stand

Edinburgh Rugby's captain for the last three seasons, Greig Laidlaw, will make his last home appearance for the club today at Meggetland (Saturday 3 May, kick-off 5pm).

We caught up the captain to talk about emotional farewells and the prospect of facing a Munster side out to bounce back from their semi-final defeat to Toulon.

Supporters are asked to remain at the ground after the final whistle, when Chairman of the Edinburgh Rugby supporters’ club, Peter Taylor, will present this year’s winner of the 'Caullie Lug' after the final whistle.


Tickets Saturday 3 May – Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby, Meggetland (kick-off 5pm) - BBC ALBA

Team news

Laidlaw will lead an unchanged backline at the Colinton club ground however injuries to the club’s middle and back-rows enforce a personnel change to the pack.

A head knock in last weekend’s match against Glasgow means Izak van der Westhuizen joins second-rows Sean Cox (hamstring) and Ollie Atkins (knee), and back-rows Roddy Grant (ankle) and Hamish Watson (leg) on the sidelines.

As a result, David Denton starts his first match at second-row since earning age-grade international honours, with last weekend’s try-scorer, Tomas Leonardi, taking the vacated loose forward berth.

Munster team news

Munster make a total of 11 changes to the side that started against Toulon as they return to action in the RaboDirect PRO12.

A new look front row sees James Cronin and John Ryan pack down on either side of Duncan Casey.  Having featured last weekend against Toulon, Cronin makes his first start for the province since Treviso in March.

The province take a strong bench to Scotland that includes five of last weekend's starting team, and Luke O'Dea is named in his first senior squad of the season after overcoming a string of injuries.