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Dejected Edinburgh captain Nic Groom leads his team off the field following their Challenge Cup defeat in France. Picture: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO/Shutterstock

Nic Groom takes heart from ‘dogged’ Edinburgh performance in Bordeaux

Edinburgh could be set for another trip to meet Bordeaux if they can safely negotiate Saturday’s European Challenge Cup tie at home to Agen. Such an assignment would hold no fears for Nic Groom, the scrum half who captained Edinburgh at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday. The 29-year-old scrum-half, is focusing only on progressing to the final eight. At that stage, he insists, anything can happen.

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Jason Hill scores the first try of the game for Heriots. Pic: Scott Louden

Edinburgh Accies 12 - 71 Heriot’s

Heriot’s maintained their perfect start to the season with a third successive bonus-point win over an Accies side that simply had no answer to the all-round power of the Goldenacre outfit.

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Prop Daniel Kotze  holds the Bouclier de Brennus trophy as he celebrates Castres' victory. Picture: AFP/Getty

Vern Cotter foiled as Castres win Top 14 final

Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter was left ruing a sub-standard showing by his Montpellier side as they went down 29-13 against underdogs Castres Olympique in the final of the Top 14 in front of 78,500 spectators at the Stade de France on Saturday night.

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