Edinburgh target Heineken Cup record
April 3, 2012
Edinburgh have already beaten Racing Metro twice this year © Getty Images
Edinburgh are targeting a record attendance for a UK-based Heineken Cup quarter-final when they host Toulouse on Saturday.
The Scottish side have already sold 30,000 tickets and need another 7,000 supporters to turn up to break the record held by the Cardiff Blues from their match with Toulouse back in 2009. Michael Bradley's side have already surpassed the record for a club match in Scotland with the 30,000 tickets sold and they are now chasing another milestone - to be the first Scottish side to feature in the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Bradley is under no illusion to the threat posed by the French giants - with Toulouse dominating the match-ups between the two sides 10-1. Bradley said: "There is a long history between the two clubs and, while Toulouse have the better record, we have beaten them and the ability of both teams to play an open and free running game will certainly put an element of excitement into the fixture.
"It is all a relatively new experience for Edinburgh but as we are playing at home in front of a huge crowd and we are approaching this with a degree of confidence while at the same time with an extreme amount of respect for whom we are playing.
"And if we play to our full potential we genuinely believe we can win this match and go through to the semi-finals for the first time."
Leading Heineken Cup Quarter Final Attendances:
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