Cockerill full of praise for youngster

Cockerill full of praise for youngster

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has praised youngster Darcy Graham after a stunning performance against Cheetahs. The winger was handed his first start since February in the Pro14 clash and made full use of his opportunity.

Graham scored the second of Edinburgh’s four tries as they ran out 37-21 winners and may have played himself into the starting XV for the upcoming Champions Cup tie.

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Edinburgh kick off their European campaign with trip to Montpellier next Saturday and Cockerill has hinted he could be in contention.

“Guys have to take their opportunity and Darcy took his. I thought he was outstanding,” Cockerill said.
“He was probably our best player – a young lad, came in and showed everything you want to see from a young Scottish boy. For probably the smallest man on the field, he plays with a big heart.”