There’s a train of thought surrounding Edinburgh that they haven’t quite hit the heights they should with the squad they have.

Regularly they are naming teams with internationals right through their team and plenty of experience among them while younger players like Matt Currie are showing what they can do.

There’s been a lack of attacking edge with Edinburgh though and they have managed to get just three try bonus points this season, and two of them have come in their last three matches.

It’s 11 wins in the URC and that’s the second most they’ve got in the professional era after 15 in the 2017/18 campaign.

Last year Edinburgh were nowhere near the play-offs and got just six wins from their 18 games and Sean Everitt believes it’s about time they got a bit more credit for their improvement.

He admits the bonus point situation is a bit frustrating but he’s certain that things have improved tenfold under his guidance and more will come from them before the end of the season and into next year.

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He said: “I think the team’s done really well, winning 11 games so far and possibly 13 if we can top it up. I think the competition has just been incredible this year and shows how tight it is.

“There’s a few bonus points which we’ll rue along the way but at the same time we had to get Edinburgh back to winning and we’ve done that.

“You can’t have it all your own way. I think there are certain games we might have lost which we won this year and at the end of the day it’s still in our hands, whether we’ve got the bonus points or not. If we win our next two games we’re through to the top eight and maybe ending up fifth or sixth.

“So that’s important for us and a team takes a lot of confidence out of winning.

“There were certain things that when I came in late that we needed to fix and I believe we’ve done that. So there have been improvements made and a lot of these improvements are the reason why we’ve won.

“So not the [number of] bonus points we would have liked but we are happy with the wins which are going to be crucial.”

Edinburgh have had to do it with injuries too, particularly in their back three. Emiliano Boffelli is one they are frustrated about because there’s no way of managing his back spasms while Harry Paterson has once again been ruled out for this week’s game against Munster.

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Boffelli was back out on the training pitch on Monday morning but there’s no guarantee he will be available with Everitt admitting that he would make a decision on Tuesday afternoon to see if he can take to the Hive on Friday night.

Everitt has used Currie on the wing recently because of that and there’s plenty of talk that he will be named in Gregor Townsend’s squad for the tour of the Americas in the summer.

He did play in the Scotland A team’s game against Chile back in 2022 but this could be a chance for a first official cap and Everitt believes he’s ready to make that step up.

He continued: “Matt Currie’s definitely ready to don the Scottish jersey. When he gets the opportunity he’s shown unbelievable maturity, and playing out of position as well, wherever he’s played, be it 12, 13 or on the wing, he’s really been good for us and been consistent in his performance. 

“I think that’s due to all the hard work he puts into his game. The better prepared you are and the more individual work you do, the better you perform on a Saturday and he’s truly an example of hard work paying off.

“So it will be great to see him getting an opportunity, if he does, because he deserves it with the season he’s had.

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“He’s been very consistent for us. He started off at outside centre, and then we gave him an opportunity to play at 12 and he did really well there. He formed a good combination with Mark Bennett when he was at 12 and it was also a really good combination with James Lang when he was at 13.

“Unfortunately for him, but good for us, is he’s versatile and we are able to use where we’re thin at the moment, and that’s on the wing.”

Friday night’s game against Munster is the last time Bill Mata and WP Nel will pull on an Edinburgh shirt in a home match.

Mata heads off to Bristol Bears in the summer after eight years at the club while Nel will retire at the end of the season.

It’s set to be an emotional night in the capital and Everitt said giving the pair a good send off will be at the forefront of his team's minds.

"There’s a lot of reasons why we need to win on the weekend - that is definitely one of them," Everitt added. 

"Bill and WP have been massive for the club - they’ve been crowd favourites.

“WP has served Scotland well, over 60 Test matches, and I’m sure the crowd would love to give him a good send-off, at the same time also the team. A win would be the cherry on the top."