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.
Blair Kinghorn’s part in Edinburgh’s try of the season was simple – pick the ball up, and look for Bill.
As tenacious as ever, Richard Cockerill simply won’t let go of his grip of the underdog tag going into today’s 1872 Cup first leg at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh’s front line players will get some rest after their magnificent month of wins, but Richard Cockerill believes keeping his best players playing will benefit both the club and Scotland in 2019.
Richard Cockerill still won’t relinquish tag of underdogs going into the second game of the 1872 Cup despite Edinburgh’s reasonably comprehensive win in Saturday night’s opener and the growing evidence that they have the number of the Glasgow Warriors.
Edinburgh aren’t going to stun anyone with their gameplan to complete a festive double over Glasgow at Scotstoun; more of the same, with even more physicality.
They’re defending champions, have home advantage where they’re unbeaten in all competitions this season, and have just won a European doubleheader to top their Heineken Cup pool, but Richard Cockerill steadfastly refuses to let go of Edinburgh’s underdog tag for the 1872 Cup.
Glasgow Warriors 33 Cardiff Blues 24: Warriors reach over the line to get within sight of quarter-finals
Glasgow Warriors struggled through an uncomfortable afternoon against Cardiff Blues at windy Scotstoun but eventually got the essential bonus point win that sets them up for a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final spot.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.