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Weir, Doddie:Coach Mike Blair of Edinburgh anticipates an “emotional” tribute to a Scottish rugby icon.

As the club remembers “icon” Doddie Weir, Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair anticipates an “emotional” game against Munster on Friday at home rugby.

Weir, a former Scotland lock, lost his battle with motor neurone disease on Saturday at the age of 52.

Fans have been encouraged to wear tartan, and there will be a moment of silence before kickoff in his honor.

Melrose memorial service for the Weir Rugby Podcast – Doddie Weir special WatchWeir, Doddie:”Doddie was such a huge figure, and the enormity of what he managed to achieve to raise.

Jamie Ritchie, Grant Gilchrist, Pierre Schoeman, Blair Kinghorn, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, and Duhan van der Merwe—all Scotland internationals—return to the starting XV in Edinburgh for Munster’s visit.

Following their fall series with the national team, all seven were rested for the loss to Benetton last weekend.

Coverage:Scrum V Live, BBC Two Wales, the iPlayer, and the website and app for BBC SportHighlights and a match report can be found on the BBC Sport website and app.Highlights from Scrum V will air on Sunday, December 4 on BBC Two Wales, as well as online beginning at 18:00 BST and continuing on demand.

Ospreys make three changes for their game against Sharks on Friday in the United Rugby Championship, with Michael Collins taking Williams’ place at center.

Collins, a native of New Zealand, is selected to play outside center, with Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler moving inside.

The other two changes from the reward point 43-26 loss against high-flying Bulls are in the first line.

Sam Parry, a hooker, and prop Rhys Henry join Garyn Phillips and Scott Baldwin on the bench.

Irish flanker Will Hickey, who made 15 handles last week without missing one on his URC debut, will make his second progressive Ospreys start.

The Ospreys are still without Alex Cuthbert, George North, Joe Hawkins, Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Thomas, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Jac Morgan, Justin Tipuric, Tomas Francis, Nicky Smith, and Rhys Davies, who was in Wales’ autumn squad but did not travel to South Africa.

Cardiff defeated Sharks 35-0 last week, making them the first South African team since the United Rugby Championship’s expansion to include Welsh regions to lose on home turf.

The Durban team makes ten changes, including the return of several South African tour players, including front row forwards Ox Nche and Bongi Mbonambi, scrum half Jaden Hendrikse, and wing Makazole Mapimpi.

Osprey’s assault mentor Richard Fussell said: “After the Cardiff match, the Sharks are expected to respond.Whether it’s a change on the field or a mentality change from them, they will come out all weapons blasting.

Jones is under pressure after his team lost 27-13 to South Africa, who were without their European-based players but still beat their hosts at Twickenham for the sixth time in 2022. This was the end of a disappointing Autumn Nations series.

The nation had its worst year since 2008, and the Rugby Football Union is currently reviewing the situation to determine whether Jones will play until the World Cup next year.

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