Edinburgh Secure European Challenge Cup quarter-final

European Challenge Cup: Edinburgh 34-33 Stade Francais

Edinburgh secured a home European Challenge Cup quarter-final after an enthralling see-saw victory over Stade Francais at Murrayfield.

The capital side led 12-6 at half-time via four Sam Hidalgo-Clyne penalties.

Jules Plisson’s third penalty and tries from Sekou Macalou and Waisea Vuidarvuwalu – either side of Hamish Watson’s score – put Stade 26-19 up.

But Jaco van der Walt’s try and penalty regained the lead, Craig Burden replied before Junior Rasolea’s late try.

Blair Kinghorn landed what proved the winning conversion with two minutes left, before a last-ditch Stade attack ended in an Edinburgh penalty.

A breathtaking victory was a fifth from five pool matches for Richard Cockerill’s side, who have secured a home tie in the last eight – prior to their final group match away to Stade in Paris next Saturday, 20 January.

Full Report & Article Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42648341

More Links: www.edinburghrugby.org/match-report/edinburgh-rugby-vs-stade-francais-fri-12012018-1935




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