Edinburgh get all their internationals back for tonight’s Heineken Champions’ Cup game against Newcastle but that doesn’t make them favourites even with home advantage, believes Richard Cockerill.
Edinburgh have no choice but to give the Montpellier mammoths the run-around at Stade Altrad if they are to get anything from their Heineken Champions’ Cup opener today, believes Richard Cockerill.
Gregor Townsend continues to trawl for something different as he builds Scotland towards the World Cup a year from now but Sam Skinner’s presence in a Scotland squad named for the Autumn Tests yesterday was really out of left field.
Edinburgh and Scotland suffered a blow for next season - still four months away - with the news that John Barclay has been ruled out of action for six months.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.
Edinburgh’s success in providing so many more players for the Scotland squad in November makes for “a real acid test” for the club coming back together for a brutal December, believes head coach Richard Cockerill.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.
If you’re not going forwards, you’re going backwards goes the adage-become-cliché, and if you hold fast to it then Scotland unquestionably regressed this November.
Finn Russell’s determination to ingrain himself in Paris culture is laudable, but it could still use a little work.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.