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Niven takes 1872 Cup prop replacement slot

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 Dec 2012

Edinburgh Rugby today confirmed that 24 year-old Lewis Niven will take up the prop replacement slot against Glasgow Warriors in the decisive 1872 Cup clash at Murrayfield Stadium tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 4.05pm).

The news followed the fitness test of fellow tight-head, Willem Nel, today, which confirmed that he had not sufficiently recovered from the hamstring strain he sustained in the club's 23-14 loss to Glasgow Warriors last weekend.

Edinburgh Rugby team to play Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 29 December (kick-off 4.05pm) – live on BBC ALBA

15 Greig Tonks

14 Dougie Fife
13 Matt Scott
12 James King
11 Tim Visser

10 Piers Francis
9 Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN

1 Allan Jacobsen
2 Andy Titterrell
3 Geoff Cross
4 Grant Gilchrist
5 Sean Cox
6 David Denton
7 Roddy Grant
8 Netani Talei

16 Steven Lawrie
17 Robin Hislop
18 Lewis Niven
19 Perry Parker
20 Dimitri Basilaia
21 Richie Rees
22 Ben Atiga
23 Sep Visser

Absent through injury: Tom Brown (knee), Nick De Luca (face), Lee Jones (ribs), Jamie Farndale (leg), Ross Ford (shoulder), Ross Rennie (shoulder), Steven Turnbull (knee), George Turner (hip), Izak van der Westhuizen (ankle), John Yapp (knee).