Edinburgh’s Greig Laidlaw impresses in Munster win

Edinburgh and Scotland fly-half Grieg Leidlaw impresses in 29-23 victory over Munster

Grieg Laidlaw inspired Edinburgh to a 29-23 victory over Munster in their Heineken Cup opener at Murrayfield.

Laidlaw, who made his Six Nations debut in 2012, celebrated his 28th birthday by passing the 500-point mark for his side.

Edinburgh sit bottom of the Pro12 league table, and lost to Munster in that competition last month.

But skipper Laidlaw kicked 19 points for the 2012 Heineken Cup semi-finalists, converting tries by fellow Scotland international Tim Visser and Matt Scott.

And Laidlaw said that his team came into the game in good spirits, despite their poor start to the season.

“We played the same game plan as the first five games – we just did it with more accuracy and more control,” he said.

“It’s always important to start well in the Heineken Cup and win your home games. I thought the boys were outstanding.”

Laidlaw is expected to feature for Scotland in next month’s autumn internationals, which start with the visit of Japan on 9 November.

Heineken Cup results

Connacht 17-23 Saracens
Toulouse 38-5 Zebre
Castres 19-13 Northampton
Ospreys 9-19 Leinster
Harlequins 26-33 Scarlets
Treviso 10-27 Montpellier
Edinburgh 29-23 Munster
Gloucester 27-22 Perpignan
Exeter 44-29 Cardiff Blues
Toulon 51-28 Glasgow
Racing Metro 92 13-9 Clermont Auvergne

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