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  1. Edinburgh secure home quarter-final with win
  2. Edinburgh win clinches qualification for Glasgow Warriors

Live Reporting

By Bryn Palmer

All times stated are UK

  1. 'Why can't we reach the semis?' - Cockerill

    FT: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill is "satisfied" and "relieved" at his side's victory, telling BBC Scotland: "We are a big team now. We are in the quarter-finals of the European Cup."

    Not just a quarter-final, but one back at Murrayfield, where they are unbeaten in nine games this season.

    "Why can't we bring Munster, or Exeter, or whoever it is here and beat them? There is no reason why not. It is in our own heads. We are going to do everything we can to win."

    Those quarter-finals, by the way, are on the weekend of 30-31 March.

    Those Edinburgh players not joining up with the Scotland squad this week will be jetting off to South Africa instead for the relatively minor matter of a Pro14 game against Southern Kings next weekend.

    We're back tomorrow with live coverage of Saracens v Glasgow, as the now-qualified Warriors can throw caution to the wind in their Pool Three decider.

    See you then, and thanks for your company tonight.

  2. Final standings in Pool Five

    FT: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    This makes pleasant reading for Edinburgh fans...

    Toulon earned a 27-24 win at Newcastle in the other game in the group by the you care.

    Graphic of Pool Five
  3. Edinburgh 'massively proud' - McInally

    FT: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    A happy Edinburgh captain Stuart McInally has been speaking to host broadcaster BT Sport.

    "The way we set about the scrum stood us in good stead and we are massively proud of that," he said. "We are really excited to get back here for the quarter-final.

    "We knew the quality of player Montpellier had; they they had a period in our 22 where we held them out, and that probably won us the game.

    "We have just worked as hard as we can and it is nice to see the rewards are coming."

  4. Seventh heaven for Edinburgh

    FT: Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Edinburgh managed that game well once they got the fillip of that Darcy Graham try to move more than score clear.

    It's testament to the change of mentality head coach Richard Cockerill has instilled in his 18 months in charge.

    With a home quarter-final to come, that may not be the end of their run in this competition.

    You'd have got long odds on Edinburgh emerging top of a pool including two French heavyweights in Toulon and Montpellier, plus Newcastle, but they have won five successive Champions Cup games in a row after a narrow defeat in Montpellier first up, and seven successive matches in all. Incredible.

    Edinburgh celebrate their victory
    Image caption: Edinburgh have qualified for the knock-out stages for a third time, after 2004 and 2012
  5. Full-time - Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Edinburgh are through to the quarter-finals! And so are Glasgow Warriors!

    Heady days for Scottish rugby.

    This is the first time both sides have made it through to the last eight of Europe's elite competition in the same year.

  6. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Montpellier launch a raid down the left flank but Vincent Martin's pass to Jan Serfontein goes to ground, and that might be the visitors' last chance.

    Edinburgh will take their time over this scrum.

  7. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Edinburgh are winding down the clock nicely, Bill Mata going off the back of the scrum, a few more pick-and-goes...

    The 11,802 crowd inside Murrayfield - a record Edinburgh crowd for a European pool match - and plenty of Glasgow fans too are willing them on to the finish.

    They can almost taste that quarter-final spot now...

  8. All change in front row

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    With eight minutes left, Edinburgh replace their entire front-row trio of Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally and WP Nel, who have all put in a brilliant shift.

    Allan Dell, David Cherry and Simon Berghan are on, and Berghan's first contribution is to get over the ball and win a penalty. Tremendous.

  9. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Stern Vern is not slow to show his displeasure, and hooks Yacouba Camara after his untimely knock-on. Kelian Galletier is on in his place.

  10. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Montpellier take it through a dozen phases, 13, 14...inside the Edinburgh 22.

    But Yacouba Camara spills a pass forward and Edinburgh's defence is rewarded with a relieving scrum.

    Montpellier coach Vern Cotter, prowling the touchline, is not impressed.

  11. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Montpellier send on centre Vincent Martin, Vincent Giudicelli at hooker and prop Usha Tcheisvhili.

    Edinburgh bring off the tireless Ben Toolis, Fraser McKenzie on for the final 10 minutes or so.

  12. Post update

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Brilliant defensive work from Edinburgh's backs, Darcy Graham getting over the ball to stop a dangerous Montpellier attack and Jaco van der Walt helping out to win their side a crucial penalty.

  13. Pienaar off for visitors

    Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Montpellier take off their scrum-half general Ruan Pienaar and bring on Benoit Paillaugue in his place.

  14. Converted Try - Edinburgh 19-10 Montpellier

    Darcy Graham

    Great patience from Edinburgh. Scrum-half Henry Pyrgos looks up from a ruck right on the Montpellier line and sees Darcy Graham all alone on the right touchline.

    He fizzes a pass out and the right wing scuttles in for an easy finish, and a vital score.

    Jaco van der Walt lands a brilliant conversion from the touchline and suddenly there's daylight between the teams.

  15. Post update

    Edinburgh 12-10 Montpellier

    The Murrayfield crowd are roaring on Edinburgh now, sensing they are getting on top.

    Another line-out in the visitors' 22, Grant Gilchrist takes it...they're launching themselves at the line. Did Bill Mata get over there? No. The move is still alive though...

  16. 'Edinburgh up the tempo'

    Edinburgh 12-10 Montpellier

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Edinburgh are playing much quicker, especially since Montpellier scored the penalty. The French side are struggling to deal with the tempo.
  17. Penalty - Edinburgh 12-10 Montpellier

    Jaco van der Walt

    Jamie Ritchie takes the line-out and Edinburgh maul their way up towards the Montpellier line, where Bismarck Du Plessis is pinged for bringing down the maul.

    Jaco van der Walt steps up with his fourth penalty of the evening and the hosts are back in front.

  18. Post update

    Edinburgh 9-10 Montpellier

    Edinburgh centre James Johnstone sends an intelligent kick over the Montpellier defence towards the left touchline. Duhan van der Merwe gives chase and Ruan Pienaar can only take the ball into touch.

    Chance for the hosts...

  19. Post update

    Edinburgh 9-10 Montpellier

    Duhan va der Merwe bumps off two, three Montpellier tacklers as he charges down the left wing. The big South African is enjoying this one.