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Cockerill Hails Edinburgh Win

Cockerill Hails Edinburgh Win

Coach Richard Cockerill revealed his pride after watching his Edinburgh side pick up a crucial win at Newcastle Falcons.

The Falcons remain top of Pool 5 in the Heineken Champions Cup following the 21-8 victory at Kingston Park and gives them a great chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. “It’s a great result for us,” said the coach.

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“We had not won away from home in eight months so that is pleasing. We came here to win, we had a plan, we made some errors, but credit to the boys. They stuck to the task and over 80 minutes were the better team.

“We are developing as a team on and off the field. I’m very proud to be the Edinburgh coach tonight, they did really well.”

Edinburgh travel to Toulon next, and Cockerill is still expecting a tough game, despite the fact the French side are cut adrift at the bottom of Pool 5.

“I hope Toulon might give up on qualifying and concentrate on the [French Top 14] league but they are Toulon at the Stade de Mayol and I know them well,” said the Englishman.

“What a great experience it will be for our boys. They go there top of the group and trying to win. We are Edinburgh. Good things happen if you work hard and good things are happening to us just now.”

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