Scots Post Heineken Victories

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh enjoyed Heineken Cup victories today. Glasgow’s 18-15 success over Viadana in Italy keeps their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages alive, albeit they failed to garner a try bonus point which would have aided their cause. At Murrayfield, Edinburgh defeated last year’s runners-up Leicester Tigers 17-12 with a rousing display. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh enjoyed Heineken Cup victories today.

Glasgow’s 18-15 success over Viadana in Italy keeps their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages alive, albeit they failed to garner a try bonus point which would have aided their cause.

At Murrayfield, Edinburgh defeated last year’s runners-up Leicester Tigers 17-12 with a rousing display.

Glasgow’s points against Viadana came from tries by flanker Kelly Brown and full-back Bernardo Stortoni. Stand-off Dan Parks, on his 100th game for the Warriors, kicked two penalties and a conversion.

Back home, Edinburgh came from behind to all but quash Leicester’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages and gain revenge for their defeat at Welford Road earlier in Pool 6.

Edinburgh’s tries came from stand-off Phil Godman and hooker Ross Ford with Godman converting both and landing a penalty.

Leicester coach Marcelo Loffreda said: “Edinburgh are the same level as (Guinness) Premiership teams. Today they played with a lot of heart, lot of passion and lot of pressure. They played an intelligent game.

“We wanted to put pressure on them but, at the end, they put pressure on us. They were bright, much brighter than the first game we played at Leicester and they deserved to win.”