Fans View: Harlequins 2016
As part of our #CapitalClassic series, we've asked our supporters to share their favourite memories of each memorable fixture! This week, we get the fans view from our Challenge Cup win over Harlequins from 2016.
A memorable day for Muz... and his dad!
Scott McCallum: "Murray McCallum took the pitch for Heriot’s that afternoon, scored a try in the first five mins or so then was subbed. Thought the coach was being harsh. Transpired that Rory Sutherland was injured in the warm up for the Harlequins game and a phone call was made to get Murray up to BT Murrayfield ASAP!
"I drove him but couldn’t stay. He got 10 mins at the end. Edinburgh and Heriot’s both won that afternoon!"
Keep your boots off, Gav.
Mike Malcolm-Smith: “The most amazing game I have been to. I was standing near Gavin Hastings and to begin with, Edinburgh looked like they were going to get blown off the park by the mighty Quins.
"But the longer the first half went on the better Edinburgh got and we were well ahead at half time. I turned to Gavin Hastings at half-time and said: ‘at the start I almost asked you to go and find your boots, but you can stay safely retired!’
Rugby's elite get a thumping
Scott Urquhart: “I can remember walking around the pitch side with my daughter and it was like a who’s who of English rugby: Joe Marler, Mike Brown, Danny Care to name a few and then a ball bounced over towards us and Jamie Roberts came to collect it… a man mountain!
"We took our seats and I thought why are we even here, we’re going to get a proper going over. How wrong was, it turned out to be an absolute cracker of a game, with the Edinburgh lads giving the rugby elite a thumping.”
Kinghorn destined for greatness
William Henderson: “When we played well in the 2016/17 season, we played exceptionally well! The home match against the Quins was a game that a lot of people were uncertain about when it came to which team would take the spoils and qualify for the Quarter-Finals. The player that stood out the most for me was Blair Kinghorn. When he crossed over for his try, I knew that he was destined for greatness as a rugby player!
"The game also involved one of the strangest incidents I’ve seen at an Edinburgh game, which is really saying something. When Damien Hoyland was flying up the pitch for his try, the Quins right winger took out Hoyland’s support runner, Jason Tovey.
"Instead of reviewing the incident, the referee decided to sin bin the two players involved, including Tovey! By then, the game was already hot headed, so I can only assume that the referee had given the two sides last warnings before the incident took place."