European Champions Cup Quarter Final: Edinburgh v Munster
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Date: Saturday, 30 March Kickoff: 12:45 GMT
Coverage: Listen live on Radio Scotland, BBC 5 live extra & online; text commentary on BBC Sport Web Site & app

Despite”all of the likelihood stacking against” Edinburgh, head coach Richard Cockerill thinks his side can beat Munster and hit the Champions Cup semi finals.

Edinburgh last reached the last four of Europe’s very best contest in 2012.

And Cockerill claims the hosts might have to be”directly on our game” if they are to overcome the two-time champions.

“Munster are a wonderful side, they’ve got good players, they are well coached and they’ve got a fantastic European heritage,” Cockerill said.

“But we’ve got good players and we’ve been around decent shape in big games. We’ve qualified for the knockout stages three times in our history, this is actually their 18th.

“Each of the odds stack against us but I think that suits us. For people it is likely to likely be a fantastic sign of where we are in and how we are learning how to play a team”

Edinburgh topped friends that comprised Montpellier, Toulon and Newcastle to set up a home tie, while Munster got the greater of Exeter, Gloucester and Castres within his or her swimming pool.

Cockerill’s side lost 44-14 off to Munster on Pro14 responsibility in November but heated up for the tie and breathed new life into their play off hopes with a 28-11 win over Leinster in Murrayfield at the weekend.

“Errors are big things in big games, small margins are things that make the difference,” he said. “That missed tackle, that cluttered pass, that inferior scrum or even line-out, or that piece of genius in assault.

“Munster is going to soon be favourites because of everything they have done historically, but I think we’ve got to a place at which every other team we play understand if they truly are just a little bit away, and we’re good enough to beat them.

“We are playing to win, it’s maybe not really a consolation for to a quarter-final and think,’didn’t we prosper’. I would like to be in a semifinal, the team wishes to be in a semi final, and that I think we are capable of doing this.”


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