Occasions like a trip to the Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon “are why you play the game” for Ben Toolis but Edinburgh won’t be standing around admiring the scenery and the atmosphere on Saturday.
Glasgow have agreed to release lock Brian Alainu’uese from his contract eight months early to allow him to join three-time European champions Toulon with immediate effect.
Was Edinburgh’s crushing of three-time European champions Toulon at Murrayfield a statement game? Certainly, but mostly a statement to themselves.
Darcy Graham’s heart is his greatest attribute, taking him into the Edinburgh first XV in Europe and into the discussion for the Scotland squad.
Coaching the “rock stars” of Toulon was a breeze – as long as they were on the right wavelength, says Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill.