Richard Cockerill wants Edinburgh to repeat their heroics against Glasgow

Richard Cockerill's side beat Glasgow with 14 men last week
Richard Cockerill's side beat Glasgow with 14 men last week

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill wants his team to complete a double over Glasgow Warriors when they head to Scotstoun this weekend.

Cockerill's side brought an end to a 10-match winning streak of the Warriors in the 1872 Cup opener last weekend when the two teams met at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

The win becomes even more special for Edinburgh as they were reduced to 14-men for the most part of the game after Simon Berghan was red-carded in the fifth minute but despite the setback, they went on to clinch the encounter 18-17 riding on a 78th minute try from Chris Dean.

Cockerill has made four changes to his side - one of them enforced due to a six-week suspension for Simon Berghan for stamping on the head of international team-mate Fraser Brown in that match - and expects another tough encounter.

Matt Shields is the replacement in the front row for Berghan alongside Murray McCallum in a new-look scrum, while Jamie Ritchie starts in the back row in place of Cornell du Preez, with Viliame Mata moving across to eight.

"The players showed a great deal of passion and desire in last weekend's victory over Glasgow and we will need the same levels of commitment if we are to come away with a positive result at Scotstoun this weekend," Edinburgh's head coach said.

"We know how tough an opposition Glasgow are, especially at home, but I know the squad will be ready for the battle."