Edinburgh head coach Mike Blair expects an “emotional” evening at residence to Munster on Friday because the membership pays tribute to “icon” Doddie Weir.
Former Scotland lock Weir died aged 52 on Saturday after a battle with motor neurone illness.
There shall be a second’s applause earlier than kick-off in his reminiscence and followers have been inspired to put on tartan.
“This week has been actually robust for all linked to Scottish rugby,” Blair mentioned.
“Doddie was such an enormous determine and the enormity of what he managed to attain to lift each consciousness and cash within the struggle in opposition to MND is immeasurable.
“The ideas of all of us at Edinburgh Rugby exit to his household, pals and former team-mates.
“As a squad, we have spoken loads about Doddie this week and what he stood for. It is good we’re capable of pay tribute to an actual icon of Scottish rugby tomorrow evening and it will likely be an emotional second as we have fun his life pre-match.”
Scotland internationals Jamie Ritchie, Grant Gilchrist, Pierre Schoeman, Blair Kinghorn, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett and Duhan van der Merwe all return to Edinburgh’s beginning XV for the go to of Munster.
All seven had been rested for final weekend’s defeat away to Benetton following their autumn sequence marketing campaign with the nationwide facet.
“We’re delighted to welcome again a lot of our internationalists for what’s a very robust match-up with one of many league’s best sides,” Blair added.
“Munster are a top quality outfit, however we’re up for the problem and excited to be again at DAM Well being Stadium in entrance of our residence assist, who will little question play their half in creating an electrical environment.”