Edinburgh looking for winning recipe

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 19:43
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Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley is urging his players to become more clinical if they are to halt a run of three straight Pro12 defeats.

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley is urging his players to become more clinical if they are to halt a run of three straight Pro12 defeats.

European champions Leinster were the latest to beat Bradley's men, running out 31-16 victors at Murrayfield to climb back into the play-off places, with Edinburgh remaining in ninth.

Jonny Sexton was the key performer with a 16-point haul including one of four tries for the visitors - the others a penalty try and one each for Gordon D'Arcy and Ian Madigan.

Prop Willem Nel scored an impressive late consolation for the hosts but Bradley was left to rue the chances they failed to convert.

"We competed in patches against a very good Leinster side, that is a quality outfit, but it wasn't enough," he said.

"The crowd were fantastic. That, combined with the Willem Nel try are the immediate positives we can takes from this match but we have to take the chances that we create - Leinster were much better at doing that than us."

Bradley also felt a spell of six minutes before the break proved crucial in the overall outcome. With the score level on 34 minutes, a penalty try was awarded to Leinster with Edinburgh's Dave Denton sent to the sin bin.

And the Irish Province immediately made their man advantage count through D'Arcy's try before the interval, leaving Edinburgh two scores behind.

"The critical period was the combination of the yellow card, the penalty try and the score conceded when we were a man down," said Bradley. "But ultimately they had too much power for us."

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 22 19 0 3 86
Leinster 22 18 0 4 85
Scarlets 22 17 0 5 77
Ospreys 22 14 0 8 69
Ulster 22 14 1 7 68
Glasgow Warriors 22 11 0 11 58
Cardiff Blues 22 11 1 10 53
Connacht 22 9 0 13 44
Edinburgh 22 6 0 16 31
Treviso 22 5 0 17 23
Dragons 22 4 0 18 23
Zebre 22 3 0 19 19