**Christmas is a time for family, friends, presents, food….and rugby.** \n\nRound 9 of the Guinness PRO14 kept us all entertained across three days of the festive period, with a double header in Wales and Edinburgh’s 1872 Cup success providing the headlines of a rugby feast. \n\nScarlets flexed their muscles in a comprehensive victory against struggling Ospreys and Cardiff Blues saw off Dragons in Wales, while Ulster and Leinster got the better of Connacht and Munster respectively in Ireland. \n\nBenetton did the double over Zebre on the same day Edinburgh ruled Scotland, while Toyota Cheetahs eased past the Isuzu Southern Kings with minimal fuss. \n\n**EDINBURGH SOAR** \n\nGlasgow Warriors might have been flying the flag for Scotland in the Guinness PRO14 in recent years, winning the title in 2015 and reaching the final last season. \n\nBut it’s Edinburgh who have dominated their head-to-head rivalry, with four wins out of their last five meetings. \n\nAt BT Murrayfield in late December, they were excellent once again – surging to a 29-19 bonus-point win, courtesy of two tries from electric winger Darcy Graham. \nReplacement scrum-half Henry Pyrgos also scored, while Glasgow conceded a penalty try. \n\nThe Warriors did score three tries of their own, with Huw Jones, Scott Cummings and George Horne all touching down but the visitors quickly conceded the bragging rights they had worked so hard to gain just a week earlier, when they beat their rivals 20-16.