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Post by tigertattie on Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:07 pm

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Edinburgh vs Montpellier

19:45 (GMT) Fri 18 Jan 2019 European Champions Cup

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Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill hopes to beat Montpellier to seal a Champions Cup home quarter-final - and also help out "little brother" Glasgow Warriors.

A victory for Cockerill's Pool 2 leaders on Friday would secure Warriors' progress into the last eight as one of the three best runners-up.

It would be the first time both sides have been in the quarter-finals.

"It's about time we started doing them some favours. We will try and get them qualified," Cockerill said.

"We are playing for big stakes here, we are playing for a home quarter-final, we are playing to qualify.

"We are only interested in Edinburgh, but the by-product is getting Glasgow through.

"If we win, we get us through and Glasgow through, so come and support Scottish rugby.

"But come and support Edinburgh. We have got something worth supporting."

Glasgow fans have every reason to back Edinburgh against Montpellier, who are second top in their group, as the capital side aim for a seventh win in succession.

A home win would guarantee Warriors a place in the last eight before they travel to face their own pool leaders, Saracens, on Saturday.

"We are a small nation, we've got a small playing pool, so for us to even be contemplating getting a quarter of the European knockouts to be Scottish is pretty impressive," Cockerill added.

Even Rennie says the Weegies should support us Hug
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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Some huge collisions already!

You can say that again....
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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Watson was clearly in a lot of pain, tried to play on but didn’t last long. Toonie was looking a bit worried up in the stands

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Jannie Du Plessis subbed off already!

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Post by BigGee on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 pm

So basically our South Africans are better than their South Africans!


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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Nel beheaded by a high tackle

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 pm

High tackle on Nel (he is only 4ft to be fair) and VDW kicks from pretty much the same spot he just missed - 9-0

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 pm

There is something deliciously ironic seeing a Scottish team penalty kicking a French team like Montpelier into submission.
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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Pot Hale wrote:There is something deliciously ironic seeing a Scottish team penalty kicking a French team like Montpelier into submission.
If we win I couldn't care less!

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:34 pm

Try Montpellier right on halftime

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Worrying, they look like they've woken up

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:
Pot Hale wrote:There is something deliciously ironic seeing a Scottish team penalty kicking a French team like Montpelier into submission.
If we win I couldn't care less!

Fully agree! BAMN.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 pm

Genuinely can’t remeber the result or score when these two teams last met?

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:38 pm

Shows we can't let them get in our 22 - too much power

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:39 pm

Montpellier were lucky not to get someone in the bin for all the penalties in their half. Edinburgh captain needs to get in JP's ear in the second half if those penalties keep coming.

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Post by BigGee on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:45 pm

Just about to take off

Good luck for the second half

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 pm

Our handling hasn't been nearly as crisp tonight

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Our handling hasn't been nearly as crisp tonight

Its pretty cold in fairness.

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 pm

Didn't see anyone change a bind there

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 pm

Momentum has swung - need to get in this

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:03 pm

Montpellier massively offside!

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:03 pm

Duhan just being a total monster as usual

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm

We really need to commit more men to rucks

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Post by mikey_dragon on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:06 pm

TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:Duhan just being a total monster as usual

Seen a fair bit of him this season, he looks class.

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:06 pm

Points

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:09 pm

Fair play Jaco Van Der Walt, he might have a first name like an Animaniac but he's some kicker.

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:09 pm

VDM is incredible. Should we be worried about him getting poached too??

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:VDM is incredible. Should we be worried about him getting poached too??
We'll have him if you're offering.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm

Is that a compliment to an Edinburgh player Eejit?!

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 pm

TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:Is that a compliment to an Edinburgh player Eejit?!
Run

Also, good try that.

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 pm

Huge kick VDW

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Post by tigertattie on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 pm

What’s going on??? This is madness. Mob the burgh. Mon the wee darcy
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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 pm

What a kick Jaco

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:15 pm

He fair skelped that.

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 pm

Pienaar off. Job done.
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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 pm

- I fancy a chai latte.

- Maybe I should buy a manbag.

- Tartan trews are acceptable rugby wear.

I hope this game finishes soon so that these feelings will stop.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 pm

Laugh

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:22 pm

Big defence!

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:24 pm

If that pass had been Pienaar....
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Post by tigertattie on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:24 pm

BVC looking his usual happy self
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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:25 pm

Nel and Schoeman are knackered - we do have international props to replace them....

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Nel had an absolute stormer. He’s definitely back!

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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Immediate impact off the bench!

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm

Nel looks tired, sweaty and uncomfortable. Exactly like I do after finishing eating a steak.

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Post by tigertattie on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:28 pm

Game management needed now. Up the jumper stuff. keep the ball. Keep the territory. Don’t go chucking wild ones Mr VDW
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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:28 pm

Cockers chewing his nails. Never thought I’d see the day.
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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm

Ger hickey on

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Post by Eejit on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm

tigertattie wrote:Game management needed now. Up the jumper stuff. keep the ball. Keep the territory. Don’t go chucking wild ones Mr VDW
Stop tempting fate!


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Post by RDW on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm

Eejit wrote:Nel looks tired, sweaty and uncomfortable. Exactly like I do after finishing eating a steak.
Is that not you in your pillow fort too?

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Post by Pot Hale on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 pm

C’mon Edinburgh - you have this.
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Post by tigertattie on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:30 pm

Surely.........
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