Edinburgh’s historic win underlines resurgence
Edinburgh are on course for their first quarter-final place for six years. If there were any doubts about their resurgence under coach Richard Cockerill they were dispelled at Stade Félix Mayol with a historic 28-17 win over Toulon, the first Scottish side to triumph there. A repeat display in Friday night’s meeting with Montpellier in the Scottish capital can give Edinburgh the bonus of a home draw in the last eight. Newcastle’s Champions Cup has been a mixed bag. They were also winners in Toulon and they overcame Montpellier in October with the last move of the game at Kingston Park but a raft of injuries did for them in Montpellier on Friday night.