Edinburgh Rugby return to the Heineken Champions Cup this season after a spell in the Challenge Cup so we have taken an in-depth at all things at the Scottish region.
European Cup record
Edinburgh enjoyed a terrific 2018-19 campaign, coming through a tight pool ahead of Montpellier as winners, securing a home quarter-final at BT Murrayfield. However, they were beaten 17-13 by Munster Rugby in a dramatic last eight clash. The Scottish region reached the Challenge Cup final in 2015 but were beaten 19-13 by Gloucester Rugby.
Edinburgh reached the Challenge Cup quarter-finals last season, having finished second in Pool 3. That meant an away trip to Bordeaux-Begles where they were beaten 23-14.
The Welsh side move it forward imperiously from their own 22 and it's @longdogbeirne with the 2017/18 Try of the Season 🙌
Excited for a rematch this season? pic.twitter.com/Gu5uc5U0a1
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) November 18, 2020
Richard Cockerill has spent the last 15 years at various head coaching role, with 12 years between 2005 and 2017 at Leicester Tigers, guiding them to domestic success and also European final heartache, being beaten by Leinster in the 2009 European Cup final. He then spent a short period at RC Toulon before leaving the French club and moving to Edinburgh.
Edinburgh can boast a string of Scotland internationals including wing Duhan van der Merwe, full-back Blair Kinghorn, back-row Hamish Watson and hooker Stuart McInally. Viliame Mata adds some flair and power at the flanker position.
Edinburgh will face 2019 Challenge Cup finalists La Rochelle and Sale Sharks, who the French side defeated in the semi-finals of the same competition.