Heineken Cup - Edinburgh add Francis to Heineken squad

Fly-half Piers Francis has been added to Edinburgh's Heineken Cup squad after Scotland flanker Ross Rennie was ruled out through injury.

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The 22-year-old Francis is in contention for Saturday's round three clash with Racing Metro at the Stade Yves du Manoir after recovering from a leg injury which has kept him out since he moved to Murrayfield last month from Waikato Chiefs in New Zealand.

Rennie suffered a dislocated shoulder against the All Blacks in Scotland's opening autumn Test on November 11.

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley said: "It's obviously disappointing for Ross to be ruled out for these next two rounds. However, it's a fantastic opportunity for a new member of our squad to push for a place in the best club rugby competition in the world."

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