Edinburgh have no choice but to give the Montpellier mammoths the run-around at Stade Altrad if they are to get anything from their Heineken Champions’ Cup opener today, believes Richard Cockerill.
Edinburgh get all their internationals back for tonight’s Heineken Champions’ Cup game against Newcastle but that doesn’t make them favourites even with home advantage, believes Richard Cockerill.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.
Edinburgh finally made good on their big scrum and forward advantage for the full bonus point win over Newcastle to give their Heineken Champions Cup qualification chances a real lift.
Allan Dell considered giving up rugby during last year’s season-long injury nightmare but the Edinburgh prop is back and firing at almost full power ahead of the Autumn Tests.
Scotland hooker Scott Lawson will retire from playing after a distinguished career both sides of the border at the end of the season and will be the new Director of Rugby at the University of St Andrews.
Barely seven weeks after ankle surgery, Stuart Hogg will return to the Scotland team to play Fiji in the second Autumn Test at BT Murrayfield as a proven “fast-starter”.
Any kind of result is a “win-win” for Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup at Vern Cotter’s Montpellier – except for “getting smashed on the scoreboard”, says head coach Richard Cockerill.