In rewind: Zebre

In rewind: Zebre

We take a look back at three classic results over Zebre ahead of next weekend’s season opener against the Italian side at BT Murrayfield!

Edinburgh 29-0 Zebre: Hoyland double seals the bonus-point win

Zebre travelled to BT Murrayfield in April 2016 and Edinburgh turned on the style to eventually seal a second-half bonus-point win.

The capital side led by just three-points at the break, however substitute Sam Hidalgo-Clyne set up two scores from winger Damien Hoyland to put the club in a commanding position.

Alex Toolis then crashed over late to seal the bonus-point win on a dramatic evening at BT Murrayfield.

Edinburgh 37-0: Roddy Grant grabs a brace in late-season battle

Edinburgh faced off against Zebre in April 2015 in what was their final fixture before becoming the first Scottish club to compete in a European final.

A brace of tries from flanker Roddy Grant helped Edinburgh secure a crucial bonus-point triumph over then last-placed Zebre at Murrayfield.

Dougie Fife, Ross Ford and Stuart McInally also crossed for the hosts as they bludgeoned the ill-disciplined Italians into submission up front.

Zebre lost props Dario Chistolini and Matias Aguero to yellow cards, with Giulio Toniolatti also sin-binned.

Edinburgh 25-23 Zebre: Edinburgh prevail in five-try thriller

The Italians visited the capital in November 2013 in a match that left Edinburgh supporters on the edge of their seats for the full 80 minutes

Despite having only one win to their name in the then-Pro12, Zebre managed to stun Edinburgh in the first half after going into the interval with an unexpected five point lead.

Edinburgh had looked well set for a comfortable victory after establishing a 12-3 advantage inside the first half an hour thanks to tries from Greig Tonks and WP Nel.

But Zebre hit back to score 14 unanswered points after tries from Tommaso Iannone and Leanardo Satro were both converted brilliantly by veteran fly-half Luciano Orquera, who had earlier kicked a penalty.

Following a Leonard penalty at the start of the second period, Edinburgh crossed for the third time after Cornell Du Preez finished off a period of sustained pressure with a try in the corner.

Two further Orquera penalties ensured a nerve-jangling finish and the BT Murrayfield crowd were mightily relieved in the end to see a late drop goal attempt go wide.

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