Scotland 12 Ireland 8
Despite Scott Johnson’s protestations in the post match press conference that the media are better at deconstructing games immediately than he is, he nailed this one pretty well. “We took our opportunities – the few that came our way when they didn't take theirs. That was the only difference. We got a "W" today when we didn't get our part right. We have to be honest and say that wasn't perfect from us."
Edinburgh 16 Cardiff Blues 17
Edinburgh slipped to a ninth straight defeat with a single point loss to Cardiff Blues, perhaps demonstrating exactly why Michael Bradley’s contract has not been renewed past the end of this current season. The game was there to be won by Edinburgh who will no doubt come to rue the three missed penalties from Gregor Hunter in the first half and the last gap opportunities they had at the end of the match.
Scotland 10 South Africa 21
Scotland could not make up for a poor first half display that gave South Africa enough of a lead to hold off a spirited effort from the home side in the second. Continual defensive problems exposed by the South Africans hurt Scotland and an inability to convert chances saw the home side fall to a second straight defeat.
Edinburgh 0 Saracens 45
The grey and dreich weather did not bode well for Edinburgh and neither did the advert for a hospice that was broadcast pre-game
as they welcomed Saracens to Murrayfield, at the start of their European campaign. Hopes were high of recreating last seasons’ success in the competition but a humiliation by the visiting English side has surely put pay to any thoughts of progression from the pool stages. Saracens outclassed Edinburgh in every facet of the game, playing with a precision and physicality that rarely allowed Edinburgh out of their own half.
Edinburgh Rugby 22 Treviso 27
A lacklustre performance from Edinburgh Rugby the visiting Treviso side their first win at Murrayfield. Despite early errors the Italians were able to build a lead that proved insurmountable for the home side despite a spirited second half showing when Edinburgh found a tempo that they usual display from the start.
Edinburgh 44 Treviso 21
The rugby gods were smiling on Scottish rugby on Saturday night. With the international 7s jamboree in Glasgow and the Warriors securing a play-off berth, all was well on the West coast. Along the M8 Edinburgh were saying goodbye to no less than ten departing players with Scotland legend Chris Paterson among them. It seemed obvious then that Paterson was to score on his last outing before moving upstairs into office with the SRU as Edinburgh closed out their season with a victory over Treviso.
After Edinburgh pulled off a shock win against Toulouse the Fresh Air Sports Show caught up with players from both sides to get their reaction.
Toulouse prop Census Johnson talks of his disappointment as well as smart Edinburgh forward play in the scrum.
While Edinburgh Winger Tim Visser believes after this victory anything is possible.
Edinburgh 19 Toulouse 14
Edinburgh Rugby recorded a famous vicotry that continues their record of superb performances in european competition this season. They move through to the semi-final stage of the Heineken Cup to face either Ulster or Munster in Ireland at the end of this month after defeating the leaders of the French League.