Bradley hails Edinburgh heroes

by Setanta Staff , 08 April 2012

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley has praised his side for reaching the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup for the very first time.

The Murrayfield outfit have become the first Scottish club to reach the last four of the European competition and are set to face either Munster or Ulster in the next stage of the competition.

Edinburgh were heavy underdogs going into the quarter-final clash with Toulouse on Saturday but backed by a bumper crowd at Murrayfield, they managed to record a 19-14 victory over the French side.

In what has been a poor season for the Scottish national side, who finished bottom of the Six Nations championship, Bradley was delighted for his players to a make a bit of history by reaching the semi-finals.

He said: "All of this is about Edinburgh Rugby and, by extension, Scottish rugby. The fact that Edinburgh Rugby are now in the semi-final of a European Cup is a fantastic achievement for the club and gives us an opportunity to move forward.

"We have a very strong connection with the fans who came today and it's up to us to convert that into Pro12 attendances and try to move the club up."

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