bbc.co.uk 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Cockerill will pit his coaching wits against former Leicester team-mate Dean Richards, the Falcons' director of rugby, in Friday's Champions Cup clash. Edinburgh began their European campaign with a losing bonus point away to Montpellier before thrashing Toulon at home in their second pool match. Edinburgh have won their last seven matches at Murrayfield since April and, in their Champions Cup final pool fixtures in January, they travel to Toulon before finishing against Vern Cotter's Montpellier. With nine Scotland internationals - plus two more on the bench - returning to the fold and formidable Fijian number eight Viliame Mata back in harness, Cockerill has picked "by and large" his best team available.