Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors both have crucial home Guinness PRO12 matches this coming weekend after disappointing defeats.
The capital men host the Ospreys at Myreside on Friday night while the Warriors welcome the Dragons to Scotstoun on Saturday afternoon.
Last Friday night, Cardiff Blues looked sunk in Edinburgh, but two late scores from Sion Bennett and Lloyd Williams saw the Welsh region come back to record an impressive 18-17 win at Myreside.
Rory Scholes’ second-half double seemed to have secured a victory for the hosts, who outscored the Blues by three tries to two after Neil Cochrane had crossed at the back of a driving maul in the first half.
But misses from the tee by Sam Hidalgo-Clyne proved costly for Edinburgh, as the boot of Steven Shingler kept them in touch before their late salvo.
And on Sunday the Ospreys climbed to second in the table as two tries in two second-half minutes saw them come from behind to seal a 26-15 bonus point victory over the Warriors at Liberty Stadium.
Both sides came into the match on the back of defeats and it was Ospreys who responded best as scores from Tyler Ardron and Kieron Fonotia helped them overturn a one-point deficit midway through the second period.
The Welsh hosts had raced into an early lead through Keelan Giles’ 12th try of the campaign and a Josh Matavesi effort but Glasgow responded through Corey Flynn and Peter Murchie, to edge 15-14 in front.
However, Ardron and Fonotia both completed impressive team moves to give Ospreys a first season double over their Scottish opponents since the 2008/09 campaign.
Edinburgh are ninth in the table and the Warriors are sixth going into this weekmd.
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