Zander Fagerson and Fraser Brown could be pitched straight into Scotland’s opening Guinness Six Nations meeting with Italy despite being out injured for several weeks.
Stuart Hogg believes Scotland can achieve something “incredibly special” by winning their first Six Nations title on the eve of the 2019 championship.
Scottish Golf has received six times the number of enquiries from golf clubs they expected about using the new technology systems they proposed at last December’s conference on the future of the game in Scotland.
The cavalry rumbled in to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon allowing Richard Cockerill considerably more leeway than he expected when picking his side to keep Edinburgh’s outstanding run going against the Kings.
It definitely wasn’t pretty – possibly the ugliest game at Scotstoun since Glasgow moved there – but the Warriors hung on in the difficult conditions for crucial Guinness PRO14 victory over the Ospreys.
Glasgow may have been shorn of their international contingent, have three key non-Scottsih qualified men out injured, and be without head coach Dave Rennie attending his son’s wedding but that’s no excuse for any drop in standards tonight against the Ospreys.
So, you’re expecting the annual “dousing the optimism for the 6 Nations” column due around this time? Maybe next week.
While Gregor Townsend will be wrapping some of his key men in cotton wool this weekend, Jamie Bhatti hopes to get back to Scotstoun to prove he’s worthy of a place in the matchday squad.