Challenge Cup

European Rugby Challenge Cup

Stade Francais 17 - 10 Edinburgh: Cardiff test awaits

Edinburgh’s winning run in the Challenge Cup was brought to an end in Paris last night, but there was some consolation for Richard Cockerill’s side in the knowledge that they will now have a home quarter-final against Cardiff.

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Cornell du Preez gets a feel for the ball in training ahead of Edinburgh's clash with Stade Francais. Picture: SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill shuffles Edinburgh pack for Paris

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has named six members of Scotland’s Six Nations squad in his 23 for tonight’s final European Challenge Cup Pool 4 match against 
Stade Francais in Paris.

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Mark Bennett fends off a tackle during Edinburgh's win over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield last Friday. Picture: SNS/SRU

Mark Bennett: I need to play for Edinburgh as much as I can

Mark Bennett’s successful return from long-term injury has been capped with a swift recall to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations but the Edinburgh centre has no desire for the cotton wool treatment.

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John Hardie during a training session. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

John Hardie trains after ban but must earn Edinburgh place back

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill says John Hardie will have to earn his spot back in the playing squad and is unlikely to be involved in this Saturday’s trip to face Stade Francais in Paris.

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Edinburgh's late try-scorer Junior Rasolea drives forward against Stade Francais. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Edinburgh 34-33 Stade: Capital side seal home quarter-final

It may be Europe’s second-tier tournament but it provided first-rate entertainment and drama at BT Murrayfield. A home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup was sealed in nail-biting fashion as a late Junior Rasolea try saw Richard Cockerill’s side finally fend off a spirited showing from Stade Francais.

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Edinburgh's Murray McCallum has been tipped for international honours. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Edinburgh face prop crisis as bid to add Jordan Lay is rejected

European rugby authorities have turned down a request from Edinburgh to add to their squad after being left with just four fit, registered props for the last two games of their Challenge Cup pool campaign.

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Edinburgh make five changes for Challenge Cup clash with Stade Francais

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has named his team to face Stade Francais in the European Challenge Cup at BT Murrayfield tomorrow night.

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Ben Toolis ready to be a leader for club and country

More than two years elapsed between Ben Toolis’s first and second Scotland appearances but this season he has emerged as a key player with hopes of adding to what is now a haul of seven caps.

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Edinburgh’s clash with Stade Francais moved to Murrayfield

Edinburgh’s crunch European Challenge Cup Pool 4 fixture against Stade Francais has been moved to BT Murrayfield after it was deemed the Myreside pitch needed time to recover following a period of bad weather.

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Blair Kinghorn was in try-scoring form when Edinburgh faced Southern Kings.

Kinghorn good enough to get Scotland nod says Cockerill

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has been convinced in the past few months that young full-back Blair Kinghorn is now ready to play for Scotland.

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Edinburgh's Duhan van der Merwe runs through to score his late try. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Edinburgh 78 - 0 Krasny Yar: Record win for capital side

Edinburgh effectively secured qualification for the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup last night with this record 12-try rout of Russian side Krasny Yar at BT Murrayfield.

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Sean Kennedy will start at scrum-half for Edinburgh against Krsasny Yar tonight. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Richard Cockerill still hoping Myreside can be home sweet home for Edinburgh

Edinburgh head coach 
Richard Cockerill accepts that a European Challenge Cup quarter-final place will be all but assured with a bonus-point win over Russians Krasny Yar tonight but is determined to secure a home tie in the last eight.

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Darcy Graham in action against London Irish. Picture: SNS Group

Darcy Graham starts at fullback in Edinburgh team to face Krasny Yar

Darcy Graham will start at fullback for Edinburgh in tomorrow night’s European Challenge Cup clash with Krasny Yar at BT Murrayfield.

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Edinburgh's match with Russian side Krasny Yar will be played at BT Murrayfield. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh-Krasny Yar moved to Murrayfield due to frozen Myreside pitch

Edinburgh’s European Challenge Cup match against Krasny Yar has been moved to BT Murrayfield as a result of an unplayable pitch at Myreside.

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Centre Mark Bennett’s Edinburgh comeback delayed

Scotland cap Mark Bennett’s hopes of making a long-awaited Edinburgh debut this week have been dashed.

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Edinburgh's Phil Burleigh touches down for the first of his two tries. Picture: SNS

Edinburgh focus turns to 1872 Cup after eight-try Euro win

With a quarter-final place in the European Challenge Cup all but assured, Edinburgh minds are already turning to the festive double header against Glasgow, with a palpable sense that they fancy their chances of reclaiming the 1872 Cup.

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Blair Kinghorn celebrates scoring Edinburgh's second try in Saturday night's win at Murrayfield. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Edinburgh 50-20 London Irish: Murrayfield try spree

Edinburgh maintained their winning streak in the European Challenge Cup with this victory over Premiership whipping boys London Irish. The home side had banked the bonus point before half-time and, while Irish opened the scoring, Edinburgh were never headed once they regained the lead shortly after. They remain at the top of Pool 4.

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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Richard Cockerill. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Change of venue for Edinburgh v London Irish Euro clash

Edinburgh Rugby’s European Challenge Cup clash against London Irish tonight has been switched to BT Murrayfield.

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Darcy Graham starts on the wing for Edinburgh against London Irish. Picture: Paul Devline/SNS/SRU

Richard Cockerill predicts big future for pocket rocket Darcy Graham

In the land of giants that is the modern game of rugby there can still be a place for someone smaller with enough speed and skill in their armoury.

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