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.
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.
Richard Cockerill says his Edinburgh team are going to Leinster to upset the double champions despite leaving out some of his biggest regulars from the travelling squad.
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.
For all that we’ve undeniably been left wanting just a little more, on the face of it Scotland’s professional rugby season has been a historic success.
Eight changes from the team that romped to Glasgow’s biggest-ever win in France won’t “weaken us at all” for the return game at Scotstoun, believes Warriors head coach Dave Rennie.
Stuart Hogg may be Scottish rugby’s superstar but he still feels he has something to prove in his last few months at the Glasgow Warriors and specifically to coach Dave Rennie.
Edinburgh have lost three times in succession under Richard Cockerill only once – at this time last year – but there is no panic in the ranks ahead of the meeting with Connacht at BT Murrayfield tonight.
Sean Maitland scored the only try of the game to give Scotland a narrow edge over Argentina at Murrayfield and ensure the Autumn Test Series ended on a winning note.
Colin Montgomerie knows that “this is it now” for him, and as a result his resolve this week is redoubled.