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Edinburgh's Bill Mata offloads during the European Champions Cup match in Montpellier. Picture: Sylvain Thomas/AFP/Getty Images

Montpellier 21 - 15 Edinburgh: Agony for capital side

Edinburgh finished second best in their first Champions Cup match for five years. However, Richard Cockerill’s side bounced back from the worst possible start, conceding a try after only five minutes, finished the stronger side and must wonder what might have been had they produced anything like their best.

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Adam Hastings in action for Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Adam Hastings faces acid test against Owen Farrell

The full extent of the task facing Glasgow against Saracens at Scotstoun tomorrow came sharply into focus with the release of team sheets yesterday. Adam Hastings was Glasgow’s player of the month for September but even the in-form stand-off comes a poor second, at least on paper, to his illustrious opposite number, Owen Farrell.

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Vern Cotter, the Montpellier head coach. Pic: David Rogers/Getty Images

Vern Cotter: ‘We can almost weep’ when Craig Joubert is mentioned

There is a scientific theory known as the “multiverse” which claims that rather than just the one universe there exists a huge number, possibly infinite, I am a little hazy on the details, of universes. Should such a theory prove correct then surely there exists at least one world where referee Craig Joubert made the correct call in that fateful Twickenham match against Australia and Vern Cotter led Scotland to the semi-finals of the 2015 Word Cup, possibly further.

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