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Laidlaw rested with one eye on World Cup
ESPN Staff
March 26, 2014
Greig Laidlaw will put his feet up for the next five weeks © PA Photos
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Edinburgh will be without Greig Laidlaw for the next five weeks as he has been rested following a request from the Scotland management.

Laidlaw will join Gloucester next season and Scotland have asked for the half-back to have some time out as they turn their attention to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Scotland's director of rugby, Scott Johnson said: "Greig [Laidlaw] has played a lot of rugby for both Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland this season and he's been a key figure in our leadership group. His time at Edinburgh has meant a great deal to him and he will have the opportunity to play again for Edinburgh this season.

"With the schedule as it stands looking ahead over the next 16 to 18 months, we're grateful to Edinburgh for supporting this move."

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons added: "The performance of the national team is of the utmost importance to the whole of Scottish Rugby, and this is will be a big year for Greig [Laidlaw]. He has been a long-standing servant of this club and we are happy to support him and Scottish Rugby in this regard."

Edinburgh will turn to the likes of Sean Kennedy and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne to fill the void. Solomons added: "We have very capable, young Scottish scrum-halves who will compete for the number nine shirt next season, and will continue to get the opportunities they have handled admirably in Greig's absence during the Six Nations."

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