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Friday 17th October 18:00 GMT


Typical of the second tier of the European club tournaments, this season known as the European Rugby Challenge Cup, we wait in anticipation to see exactly how seriously some sides will take their participation in the competition.At the Stade André Moga, Bègles on Friday, Bordeaux Begles from France's Top 14 tournament will host Scotland's Edinburgh in the opening fixture of Pool4.

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Bordeaux have made a marvellous start to their domestic season, and currently stand in third position in the table, behind only Clermont and Toulon, having won six of their nine fixtures.However, it is that very success that may take their eye off of their European challenge. Over the years, apart from the giants of the French domestic game with the large squads packed with international players, such as four times winners Heineken Cup winners

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Toulouse, many French clubs have fielded weakened sides in Europe, especially in the second tier of competition, in order to concentrate on challenging for honours, or indeed staving off relegation domestically.For PRO12 teams such as Edinburgh, with no threat of relegation, they may place more emphasis on success in Europe. The Scots have made a steady start in the PRO12 with two wins and a draw from six games. Their most impressive performance coming on the road in Week 1, when they travelled to, and won at Thomond Park against Munster.

Tags: European Rugby Challenge Cup, Bordeaux Begles, Edinburgh, Thomond Park
Posted: 17th October 2014

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