NORTH Berwick-born centre Chris Dean returns to the Edinburgh Rugby side to begin their European Challenge Cup campaign away to London Irish tomorrow (Saturday). 

The 23-year-old will make his 47th appearance for the club, and his return is one of nine changes from last week's Guiness Pro14 win over Zebre.

The former North Berwick High School pupil is among four new faces in the back division, as Glenn Bryce, Junior Rasolea and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne also earning recalls. 

Another county ace, Tom Brown, drops to the bench having started the last two matches.

Up front, John Hardie replaces captain Magnus Bradbury, while Fraser McKenzie takes over the captaincy.

Richard Cockerill, Edinburgh Rugby head coach, said: “This club has experienced some relative success in European competition, so we hope with a positive result tomorrow we can kick-start another memorable run once again.”