Rugby: Cup on tour as Edinburgh eye big prize

European club rugby’s top trophy made an appearance at a Midlothian school yesterday ahead of Edinburgh’s showdown with French giants Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

As well as the famous cup itself, Edinburgh hooker Steven Lawrie joined Sep Visser and Dougie Fife in Penicuik.

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Their club has made it to the knockout stage of the European Cup for the first time since 2004 and take on the French giants at Murrayfield on 7 April.

And Edinburgh are taking the trophy on tour throughout March to promote the game.

Lawrie said: “This is the biggest club rugby match to ever take place in Scotland so to be part of that as a player is massive, but it’s important that everyone feels part of it.