Match Preview: Racing 92

Match Preview: Racing 92

​Get the latest ahead of Sunday afternoon's Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 match-up with Racing 92 (kick-off 12.30pm BST) with this week's Match Preview.

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HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on BT Sport 3 from 12 noon ahead of a 12.30pm BST kick-off at Paris La Défense Arena. You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.


TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The Edinburgh Rugby squad to face Racing 92 in Paris will be named at 12 noon on Friday 2 April via press release, as well as on the club's website and social channels.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Luke Pearce (Eng)

Assistant Referee: Tual Trainini (Fra)

Assistant Referee: Cédric Marchat (Fra)

TMO Ian Tempest (Eng)

Citing Commissioner Tim Lowry (Ire)

MATCH FACTS

This will be the fifth Heineken Champions Cup meeting between Racing 92and Edinburgh Rugby. The Scottish side won both their pool stage meetings in 2011/12 before Racing 92 returned the favour in both of their meetings in 2012/13.

Racing are looking to reach the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup for the fourth consecutive season, Leinster are the only other side able to match that feat this season.

Racing have won 12 of their last 13 home games in the Heineken Champions Cup, only losing to fellow French side Toulouse in the 2018/19 quarter-finals.

Edinburgh have won their last three away games in the Heineken Champions Cup, their best ever streak, and as many victories as they had managed in their previous 18 games on the road.

Edinburgh beat Toulon in their most recent (January 2019) away game against French opposition in the Heineken Champions Cup, they have never won back-to-back games on the road against TOP 14 sides in the competition.

Henry Chavancy (Racing) has made four passes that have resulted in a break in the Heineken Champions Cup this season, more than any other player.

Georges-Henri Colombe (Racing) is one of just four forwards to score multiple tries (2) in the Heineken Champions Cup this season (also Rob Herring, Bryan Byrne and Alfie Barbeary).

Racing’s Kurtley Beale has made the most carries (28), breaks (10) and metres (246) of any player in the Heineken Champions Cup this season.

Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) has made 28/28 tackles in the Heineken Champions Cup so far this season, no one has made more without missing at least one (also Lewis Ludlow, Brok Harris).

Edinburgh duo Stuart McInally (34) and Hamish Watson (30) have made more tackles than anyone else in the Heineken Champions Cup this season.


CLASSIC ENCOUNTER

Edinburgh Rugby will be looking to emulate a classic victory over the Parisian club when the two sides meet on Sunday.

This November will mark the 10th anniversary of the 'greatest game never shown', in which the capital side rallied to secure a memorable come-from-behind victory over the Top 14 giants.

You can watch the Capital Classic back in full below.

TOURNAMENT RECORDS COMPARED

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD


HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS

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