Webster gives Edinburgh victory
Simon Webster's late try helped Edinburgh hold off a second-half fightback from Castres to claim their first Heineken Cup win from four attempts with a 24-22 victory at an empty Murrayfield on Monday afternoon.
In a match postponed 24 hours due to snow and ice and played in front of an empty 67,000-seat stadium as a result of conditions in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh took a 14-10 half-time lead after Tim Visser scored a first-half try and set up another for Lee Jones.
Greig Laidlaw's sin-binning midway through the second half was followed by a Castres penalty try and another score for Sebastien Tillous-Borde, leaving Edinburgh trailing by five points with four minutes remaining. But Webster came off the replacements' bench to score a try and David Blair kicked the conversion for the hosts to triumph.
Rodrigo Ortega scored a first-half try for the visitors, for whom Pierre Bernard kicked three points and Seremaia Baikeinuku two conversions.
Edinburgh lost 21-16 in France last weekend, suffering their third defeat from three Heineken Cup games this term, but picking up a third losing bonus point.
And despite Monday's victory they still face a difficult task to fall into the Amlin Challenge Cup from a group led by Northampton.