Edinburgh face Finn Russell test in Heineken Champions Cup

Edinburgh will be up against Finn Russell in the next round of the Heineken Champions Cup after the draw for the last 16 paired them with Racing 92.

Edinburgh will be up against Finn Russell and Racing 92 in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The one-legged tie will take place in Paris on the weekend of April 9-10-11.

It’s a really tough draw for Richard Cockerill’s side against last season’s European Cup runners-up who boast a formidable array of talent.

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Scotland stand-off Russell pulls the strings in a backline which also includes Simon Zebo, Juan Imhoff and Virimi Vakatawa.

If Edinburgh can overcome the French giants they will face either Bordeaux-Begles or Bristol Bears in the quarter-finals on the following weekend.

Holders Exeter will face Lyon at home in the last 16 while the tie of the round is arguably Munster v Toulouse.

Heineken Champions Cup last 16

Munster v Toulouse

Gloucester v La Rochelle

Wasps v Clermont

Exeter v Lyon

Leinster v Toulon

Bordeaux-Begles v Bristol Bears

Racing 92 v Edinburgh

Scarlets v Sale

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals

Exeter or Lyon v Leinster or Toulon

Wasps or Clermont v Munster or Toulouse

Gloucester or La Rochelle v Scarlets or Sale

Bordeaux-Begles or Bristol Bears v Racing 92 or Edinburgh

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