Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath will take charge of Scotland's Under-20s campaign for the forthcoming World Junior Championships in France.
Richard Cockerill’s reputation as a tough as teak taskmaster was always a little overstated, but he had to revert to the stereotype to get his Edinburgh team to the verge of the Guinness PRO14 play-offs.
Edinburgh took a massive step towards the Guinness PRO14 play-offs with an eight-try, 50-point feast of counter-attacking rugby against the Scarlets at a sun-drenched BT Murrayfield.
Glasgow secured their home semi-final in the Guinness PRO14 play-offs and maintained their 100 per cent home record with a bonus point victory over Connacht at Scotstoun.
Finn Russell is “desperate” to leave Glasgow with another Guinness PRO14 title but his dip in form has him dropped to the bench as the Warriors aim to book their home advantage for the play-offs against Connacht tonight.
Dougie Fife wouldn’t swap a cold Saturday night in Edinburgh in April for the sunshine of the Gold Coast as an indication of how he’s restarted his career.
Flush with confidence on an unbeaten run and poised for knockout rugby on two fronts just two weeks ago, Edinburgh are in a “must-win” situation when Scarlets come to BT Murrayfield in the penultimate conference game in the Guinness PRO14, believes head coach Richard Cockerill.
There was no relief in the lusty chorus of Kirkcaldy anthem Geordie Munro at the end of the nail-biting win over Hamilton at Beveridge Park on Saturday, maybe because the celebrations were just a matter of time.
Richard Cockerill’s continuing insistence throughout his Edinburgh’s undoubted resurgence that “we’re not a good enough side” looked a lot like false modesty until Saturday night.
Edinburgh’s recent winning run hit the buffers of a resolute Cardiff Blues defence in their European Challenge Cup quarter-final at BT Murrayfield with the capital club’s first loss since the first week in January.