Roddy Grant takes the captain's armband for Edinburgh's game against Ulster
Edinburgh flanker Roddy Grant is determined to lead by example in his first game as Gunners captain against Ulster at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Coach Rob Moffat has rung the changes for the Scottish outfit's crucial penultimate Magners League tie, hoping to reignite his side's ailing play-off charge after a humbling defeat at Newport Gwent Dragons last week.
And with Scottish international and regular captain Mike Blair sacrificed for Greig Laidlaw at scrum half, dynamic openside Grant is set to lead out the Gunners for the first time.
But despite being the only member of the Edinburgh pack not to receive a Scottish first team cap, Grant is adamant he will set the standard at the home of Scottish rugby.
"As a captain you have the best game of your life before you think of other things," said Grant.
"That's how I am going to approach it. If I have the game of my life hopefully the guys will follow.
"We need to set out our stall and put in a performance that means we can still strive for that play-off place."
England's preparations for the Autumn International series were potentially dealt a further blow as Maro Itoje was forced to undergo an x-ray after Saracens' European victory over Scarlets on Saturday night.