Edinburgh back-row forward Magnus Bradbury is hoping the Scottish side can repeat their recent achievements in European competition when they return to the Challenge Cup next season.
In four of the last five campaigns Edinburgh have reached the knockout stages of either the Heineken Champions Cup or Challenge Cup.
They bowed out in the quarter-finals in the last three campaigns but progressed as far as the final of the Challenge Cup in 2014/15, when they lost 19-13 to Gloucester Rugby.
“We’ve had our fair share of success in the last couple of years in Europe,” commented Bradbury, who has made 14 European appearances for Edinburgh since his debut in 2015/16. “We want to go as far as we can.”
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Next season they will be in Pool 3 with 2003 winners Wasps and the French pair of Agen and Bordeaux-Bègles, who were respectively pool opponents of Edinburgh in 2015/16 and 2014/15.
“Obviously, Wasps are a huge team,” said the 23-year-old Scottish international. “They’ve got some star players playing for them. We’re really looking forward to it.
“Agen and Bordeaux as well – we’ve played them in the past couple of years when we’ve been in the competition.
“It’s going to be a big challenge. We shouldn’t take them lightly. There are still some big teams in this competition. It’s not the Champions Cup, where we’d still love our fanbase to be cheering us on, but they’re still big games.”