Edinburgh are down the bare bones with their prop crisis and will get no more help from European Club Rugby as they face Stade Francais twice in successive weeks for a last eight place in the European Challenge Cup.
The Glasgow Warriors avoided a whitewash in the European campaign with a mixture of epic defence and some stunning tries to knock Exeter out of the European Champions Cup.
Gloucester scrum-half Ben Vellacott is set to be the second former Scotland Under-20 cap in a month to be picked for an England squad, revealed Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend as he unveiled a 40-strong group for the forthcoming NatWest 6 Nations.
Sir Nick Faldo’s plan for St Andrews this week is simple – try to enjoy the Senior Open, and get the precise measurements for the short eleventh.
We’ve all been beguiled by it - for many it’s what first drew us to the game of golf.
Edinburgh 34 Stade Francais 33: Late call Rasolea scores the clincher for Edinburgh in second half thriller
Edinburgh showed all of their new resilience to come from behind three times in the second half and clinch a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup by beating champions Stade Francais with Junior Rasolea’s late try.
Andrew Thomson’s thoughts as he hit a ball from perfect position on the fourth fairway at Rosemount during the quarter-final of the Scottish Amateur Championship were simple enough.
It’s tempting to think that Scotland’s battling victory over France cures all the many ills from Cardiff, but of course they don’t even approach doing so.
Scotland won’t depart from their ambitious gameplan but they’d take five penalties to four if it got a precious NatWest 6 Nations win over France on Sunday, admits Hamish Watson.
Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath will take charge of Scotland's Under-20s campaign for the forthcoming World Junior Championships in France.