Know your opposition: Edinburgh

PUBLISHED: May 27, 2022

The DHL Stormers will host Edinburgh in their Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal at DHL Stadium on Saturday, June 4.

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Having finished the regular season in second place on the overall standings, the DHL Stormers have home advantage and will go up against seventh-placed Edinburgh, who are the winners of the Scottish and Italian Shield.

The two teams played out to a tense 20-20 draw when they met each other at the DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh back in October, but there has been a lot of rugby since then, with the DHL Stormers winning 12 matches on their way to claiming the South African Shield.

Edinburgh won 10 games themselves with seven defeats and the draw against the DHL Stormers. They scored 421 points and conceded 318 in their 18 matches of the regular season. They scored 55 tries and conceded 37.

In their 18 matches this season Edinburgh gained 7038 metres, made 160 offloads and 121 clean breaks and beat 400 defenders.

Founded in 1872, Edinburgh has a rich history and have consistently been the top Scottish team in the competition.

Their squad features a number of Scottish internationals such as Hamish Watson, Grant Gilchrist, Stuart Mcinally, WP Nel, Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghornand Ben Vellacott, while they also have a number of South Africans in their squad such as Jaco van der Walt, Henry Immelman, Boan Venter and Pierre Schoeman.