|Ground(s)||Murrayfield Stadium (Capacity: 67,130)|
|Most caps||Roddy Grant(28)|
|Top scorer||Greig Laidlaw (250)|
|Most tries||Tim Visser (13)|
While domestically the season never really took off, the 2011–12 Heineken Cup campaign proved to be the most successful in the club's history by topping Pool 2. Along the way, competing in the remarkable 48-47 match against Racing Métro and setting up a quarter final against French rugby giants Toulouse by scoring 4 tries against London Irish. The game itself was very tight, with Edinburgh holding out for a 19-14 win thanks to an early try from Mike Blair and penalties from captain Greig Laidlaw, setting up a semi-final in Dublin against Ulster.
2011 saw the introduction of numerous youngster into the squad this season, which makes the results even more astonishing. Début seasons for regular starters, 21-year-olds Matt Scott and Grant Gilchrist as well as 19-year-old Harry Leonard. And first full season for back row pair Stuart McInally and David Denton.
Squad List Edit
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
Transfers 2011/2012 Edit
Players in Edit
- Steven Lawrie from Doncaster
- Matthew Scott - Currie RFC
- Sean Cox - Sale Sharks
- Chris Leck - Sale Sharks
- Alex Black - Leeds Carnegie
- Sep Visser - Tynedale R.F.C. (will have dual registration with Boroughmuir RFC)
Players out Edit
Pro 12 League Table Edit
|Club||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Tries For||Tries Against||Try Bonus||Losing Bonus||Points|
|4||Glasgow Warriors (SF)||22||13||4||5||445||321||+124||34||23||2||3||65|
|9||Newport Gwent Dragons||22||7||1||14||370||474||−104||27||41||1||5||36|
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
|Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places. Qualification for the Heineken Cup is based on each country's allocation, i.e. three highest-ranked Irish teams, three highest-ranked Welsh teams, both Italian teams and both Scottish teams. Because Leinster won the 2012 Heineken Cup Final, Ireland earned an extra Heineken Cup place, which will go to Connacht. Aironi were denied a licence for the 2012–13 season due to financial issues; the newly established Zebre side replaced Aironi in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup.
Updated 5 May 2012. Source: RaboDirect PRO12
Heineken Cup Edit
Pool stage Edit
|Team||P||W||D||L||Tries for||Tries against||Try diff||Points for||Points against||Points diff||TB||LB||Pts|
|7 April 2012|
|Try: Blair 1' c|
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (3/4) 46', 51', 80'
Drop: Laidlaw (1/1) 38'
|Report||Try: Matanavou 30' m|
Pen: Beauxis (3/5) 5', 19', 28'
|Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh|
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
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- "Currie fly-half Matt Scott joins elite development programme - Sport". Scotsman.com. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- "Edinburgh sign up duo from Sale". BBC News. 27 May 2011.
- "Sale sign Edinburgh lock McKenzie". BBC News. 14 April 2011.
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- "Edinburgh's Blair decides to quit". BBC News. 7 April 2011.
- Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules". Pro12. Retrieved 13 November 2013.