Edinburgh Premiership: A look at the best Edinburgh Premiership teams
By James Collins A look back at the top five teams in the Scottish Premiership this season.
The most important teams in Scottish Premiership rugby have a chance to make it out of the play-offs but who are they?
The Premiership has been a little bit unsettled over the last few weeks with the emergence of three new sides: the Dragons, the Harlequins and the Scarlets.
After their impressive wins over Edinburgh, Glasgow and Edinburgh, it looks as if the new sides will be fighting for supremacy in the Premiership.
The Scarlets, who finished seventh in the 2015/16 season, are currently ranked in the Top 14 and are still unbeaten in five games, beating the Scarlet Pro 12 side by two tries.
The Dragons have also come off the back of a good performance in their match against the Scarblers.
In addition to these three teams, the Premiership is full of intriguing newcomers, with the Scarriers’ Alex Allan and the Harlesseers’ Tom Robertson looking likely to make their mark in the top four.
Alex Allan, Scarlets Alex Allan is the Scarrier’s top scorer with seven points, and is now the leading scorer in the competition with 18 points, while Tom Robertson has scored six points in his last three matches.
The Dragons’ Anthony Foley is in a similar position to the Scarble forwards, with nine points.
The new teams also feature in a number of other teams around the league, with Edinburgh being the biggest name in the pack.
The Harlequin, led by new signing and former Edinburgh player Adam Kline, have been a consistent force in the league this season and they have picked up five wins from their last six games.
Elsewhere in the Championship, the Scarters have had a strong season, but they have struggled to maintain their form, with their last four wins coming by three points or less.
The Harleses are led by current Scarlets lock Scott McDonald, who has scored three points in the last two games.
Another promising new side is the Harledom Chiefs, led with the return of their new top scorer, Scott Wilson, who scored 12 points against Glasgow last weekend.
The two sides are also in a close battle for top spot, but the Chiefs will be hoping for a win over Glasgow in their final game of the season on Sunday.
In addition, Edinburgh and the Dragons are both looking to make a name for themselves in the Rugby Championship.
Both clubs have played in the Challenge Cup, with Scotland winning in round four.
The Premiership also has a few new faces in the way of newcomers, including two players who have been with the team for a while: Scott Robertson, the Dragons lock, and Ryan Curran, the Stormers winger.
The top ten in the rankings are as follows: Edinburgh:1.