Seven-try Edinburgh seal home quarter-final


Edinburgh sealed a home quarter-final in the European Rugby Challenge Cup by hammering sorry Timisoara Saracens 49-3 on their return to Myreside.

Duncan Hodge's men knew a win in their first game back at their former home would be enough to secure a home tie in the last eight and they got the job done in style, running in seven tries in a one-sided Pool 5 encounter.

It was an extra special night for Neil Cochrane, who was named as captain in his 50th appearance for the club and marked the occasion by claiming a double.

The Pro12 side were out of sight by half-time, with Cornell Du Preez, Blair Kinghorn and Michael Allen also dotting down as they opened up a 28-0 advantage at the break.

There was a blow for Edinburgh when Scotland international Allan Dell suffered a blow to the head and was unable to return but Cochrane, Jason Tovey and Damien Hoyland added further tries as Edinburgh ran riot.

Duncan Weir was successful with five conversions, with Valentin Calafeteanu scoring the Romanian outfit's only points from the tee as they bowed out of the competition without claiming a solitary point.