The Emirates Lions will look to become the first South African team to win in Scotland’s capital when they face Edinburgh in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship on Friday.
Overall URC head-to-head record: Played 1, Lions won 1.
When they last met:
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• Edinburgh have lost their last two URC fixtures on tour in South Africa since beating Dragons RFC at DAM Health Stadium on the opening weekend.
• The Scotsmen have lost just once at their new home venue in the Championship: 10-16 to Ulster at the end of April.
• Edinburgh have lost their last four fixtures against SA opponents since beating the Cell C Sharks in Durban in March.
• Just two SA opponents have visited DAM Health Stadium, both last October, the DHL Stormers drawing 20-all and the Vodacom Bulls being defeated 10-17.
• The Lions only defeat in their past five URC matches: 15-31 at home to the Bulls in round one.
• The Lions have won their last three away games, all on trips to Wales, beating Dragons, Ospreys and Cardiff.
• The Lions have faced Scottish opponents just twice before losing 9-13 in Glasgow last October and beating Edinburgh in Johannesburg in April in the only other previous meeting between the two sides.
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