Cairns: My Greatest Feeling

ImageBen Cairns hailed his dramatic try scoring feat for Edinburgh in the adrenaline-charged win over Glasgow as being the greatest moment of his rugby career so far.

After surrendering a healthy first half lead, Edinburgh found themselves trailing with only two minutes to go before Cairns intervened with a well-worked try to seal the win and ensure the team from the Capital ended 2007 as Scotland's top club.

And Cairns admits the thrill he felt from scoring right at the death was something he has never experienced before on a rugby pitch.

Cairns said: "It was an awesome game to play in and to have over 6,000 fans there was excellent; what a great spectacle for Scottish Rugby.

'to win it right at the death that was the best feeling I"ve ever had from playing rugby. That explosion of emotion from scoring the try was unbelievable."

Cairns revealed the rollercoaster ride of the match which saw Edinburgh staring defeat in the face caused the home side to raise their game rather than panic.

He added: "First half we looked really comfortable, but in the final stages there were signs that it could be changing and there was potential it could go the other way.

'they started to play a bit wider and they were starting to find space out there and we knew they would take that into the second half.

"In the second half, we didn't start well; they scored a try and got right back into the game. We were right under the cosh and credit to Glasgow they never let their heads go down in the first half and they came right back at us.

"I think from our point of view they had five minutes to go after they scored right at the end.

"It was positive chat underneath the posts; we said; "We are going to win this game". We had an attacking kick-off right up the middle which didn't quite work, but we stayed patient.

"We knew we would get a chance and we made the most of it."

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