Scottish clubs make Champions Cup history
Edinburgh sealed a home European Champions Cup quarter-final and top spot in Pool 5 by beating Montpellier 19-10 – a result which also sent Glasgow Warriors, Racing 92 and Leinster into the last eight.
Yet Edinburgh’s lead was restored by Van der Walt’s fourth successful three-pointer and Darcy Graham went over in the 61st minute and gave them another nine-point advantage they did not relinquish.
The result means Edinburgh will play a last-eight tie for the first time since 2012, while Glasgow also benefitted from their rivals’ result as it meant they – along with Racing and Leinster – are now guaranteed one of the best runners-up spots.
— Edinburgh Rugby (@EdinburghRugby) January 18, 2019
It is the first time in the competition’s history that both Scottish clubs have made it through to the quarter-finals, with Edinburgh winning a seventh straight game in all competitions.
Both other teams in Pool 5 – Toulon and Newcastle Falcons had already been eliminated – but the former grabbed a consolation victory as Bastien Soury ran in a match-winning try seven minutes from time.
With 10 minutes to go, Toulon looked to be cruising to victory when 20-10 ahead but Newcastle dramatically turned the game on its head as Nemani Nagusa and Micky Young each went in in the space of two minutes.
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) January 18, 2019
Yet replacement hooker Soury dotted down in the right corner to ensure it was Toulon who claimed the win.
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