18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
The French side reached their 13th quarter-final in European rugby's premier tournament despite their shock 34-24 defeat to Gloucester in the final Pool 6 game at Kingsholm this weekend.
"Edinburgh are a complete team," said Noves.
"I watched Edinburgh as a classic spectator during the pool games. Especially during the game Racing Metro in Paris, they were impressive, a complete rugby team.
"People think that Edinburgh have good backs but lack power with their forwards, but I disagree with that.
"When they played against the Racing Metro they had a good continuity and went through the phases and were very good at turnovers.
"And believe me the Racing has very powerful forwards. Those areas are the glue for every team.
"People see Toulouse as team which play open and attacking rugby and being very dynamic but we, like Edinburgh, have good continuity and go through the phases.
"Edinburgh really represent Scottish rugby well which is actually in a positive time at the moment. They have got better and better the last few years.
"I watched the game against London Irish without thinking that we could play against them in the quarter-finals, but now I will have to study them closer.
"Our goal was the qualification. All the quarter-finals finals are tough.
"Ours against Edinburgh will be very tough but we are very happy to be in the 8 best teams for the 13th time in the tournament.