Edinburgh head coach Andy Robinson has made one change to his squad for the trip to second-placed Ospreys in the Magners League on Saturday (kick off 7.30pm, live on S4C) with Hugo Southwell returning to the bench after a lay-off with a head knock.
Robinson keeps faith with the same starting line-up that defeated champions Leinster in a three-try win last Friday with ever present Allister Hogg continuing at No8.
The versatile back row forward, 26, has started all 15 Magners League matches so far this season and has clocked up over 1100 minutes of game-time in the process.
Lock Craig Hamilton has also played a pivotal role in Edinburgh's matches so far this season with the 29-year-old appearing in 14 games in the engine room.
Full-back Chris Paterson retains the number 15 jersey and the Scotland record cap internationalist has contributed 147 points - both in the Magners League and Europe - with 30 penalties and 22 conversions.
Paterson's return to the capital was announced on the same day Edinburgh last faced Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in April 2008 when Alan MacDonald's stoppage time try secured a 19-18 win.
After chalking up a convincing 32-16 win over Ospreys in November, Edinburgh could potentially record an impressive 'double' over the Welsh region and take the team's winning sequence to four in a row.
On the injury front, Mark Robertson (hamstring) is still ruled out and he is joined in the treatment room by long term casualties Allan Jacobsen (shoulder), Ross Rennie (knee), David Callam (hip), and Steven Turnbull (ankle).
Edinburgh 15 Chris Paterson 14 John Houston 13 Ben Cairns 12 Nick De Luca 11 Simon Webster 10 Phil Godman 9 Mike Blair (captain) 1 Kyle Traynor 2 Ross Ford 3 Geoff Cross 4 Craig Hamilton 5 Jim Hamilton 6 Scott Newlands 7 Alan MacDonald 8 Allister Hogg
Substitutes: Andrew Kelly, Ryan Grant, Scott MacLeod, Matt Mustchin, Greig Laidlaw, David Blair or Andrew Turnbull, Hugo Southwell.
Despite drawing with Ireland in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the championship 'is still in our hands' as he prepares his side to face Scotland at Principality Stadium tomorrow.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose