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Drop-goal hero Godman issues rallying cry

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Jan 2012

Edinburgh’s drop-goal hero Phil Godman has issued to rallying cry to the city’s population, urging them to help the Gunners over the line and to the Heineken Cup knock-out stages on Sunday.

After Godman’s last-gasp three-pointer sealed a 27-24 win over Racing Metro 92 – their second dramatic Pool 2 win over the Parisians having prevailed 48-47 at Murrayfield – Edinburgh took a step closer to the quarter-finals.

Both Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues have 17 points with one match remaining but the Welsh side top the pile thanks to their superior head-to-head record although should the Scots achieve a better result against London Irish, they would be guaranteed qualification.

And while it means the mathematicians are sure to be busy this weekend, Godman wants to leave Edinburgh’s qualification in no doubt – and he believes Murrayfield will be jumping on Sunday.

“We’ve put ourselves in a great position to progress to the last eight in front of our home support,” said Godman.

“It’s fantastic to be here but we’re not taking anything for granted. We’ve a big week ahead of us to ensure we’re prepared for another huge challenge.

“Sunday will be a massive day for Edinburgh Rugby. I'd encourage all fans of rugby in Scotland to come along and help us earn our place among Europe’s elite.

“If ever there was a time to come and try out a professional rugby game or introduce a friend to Edinburgh Rugby, it's this Sunday."