Webster: Toulouse Clash Will Be A Classic

ImageSimon Webster believes the Murrayfield crowd can expect to see an absolute classic when Toulouse come to town for Edinburgh's opening Pool Six match on 10 November, kick off 3.30pm.

Fresh from his heroics with Scotland at the World Cup, Webster admits he cannot wait to pit his skills against the exuberant entertainers from south-west France.

Webster said: "I"ve never played in a boring game against Toulouse. There are always really good chances for both sides and even though they are a really good team with a great back line we will have chances.

"In the past whenever I"ve played against Toulouse I"ve really enjoyed it. The way their whole team plays is that they really try to move the ball. That can be quite interesting because it doesn't work all the time and creates lots of opportunities for ourselves.
"For me, that is what the Heineken Cup is all about. It is about playing the best teams in Europe and the challenge that involves. There is always huge excitement going into these games and these are the ones that I look forward to playing in."

After gaining experience of competing in high-pressure situations like Scotland's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina, 26-year-old Webster feels he learned a valuable lesson about the fine line between success and failure on the rugby pitch.

He said: "In the World Cup nearly all the games were really close. They hinge on the smallest little details and it was really apparent to me in these bigger games that there is not much between the two teams.

'so it is always a case of making sure there are no mistakes and ensuring the other team cannot score. I"m sure that will be the same when we face Toulouse."

But before Andy Robinson's black and red army get stuck into a Feast of Heineken Cup rugby, Edinburgh must focus on domestic duties with a trip to Cork next on the agenda.

And Webster revealed he is confident Edinburgh can bring their winless away run to an end with a victory over much-fancied Munster at Musgrave Park.

Webster said: "We are massively disappointed drawing against Connacht, but that was last week. I think the main thing is that we can build on performances.

'so that with every week we play together we can actually get better. I haven't looked much further than the away match at Munster. We haven't won away yet, so that is our goal this weekend.

'there were bits that were really good against Connacht, but there were other bits that we can improve upon as well."