Edinburgh hand first fullback start to Darcy Graham

Darcy Graham, right, is set for a full Edinburgh debut
Darcy Graham, right, is set for a full Edinburgh debut

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has handed a first start at fullback to Scotland Under 20 international Darcy Graham for the upcoming European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter against Krasny Yar.

The Friday's encounter has been shifted to BT Murrayfield Stadium following a frozen pitch at Myerside and will feature the 20-year-old for the first time with the number 15 jersey.

Graham notched one of Edinburgh's eight tries against London Irish last weekend from the wing on his debut which his team went on to win 50-20.

Meanwhile, scrum-half Sean Kennedy will make his first start of the season after a successful recovery from an injury while winger Duhan van der Merwe makes his home debut.

Skipper Fraser McKenzie comes into the pack along with the likes of Cornell du Preez, Rory Sutherland and Neil Cochrane as Edinburgh look to maintain their winning streak in the ongoing European Challenge Cup.


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