Favourites Strathallan School claimed their first Scottish Schools Cup with a hugely impressive all-round display and a record points total overpowering a brave Glenalmond College team at BT Murrayfield.
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.
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.
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.
Edinburgh produced a major shock in shrugging off a red card after just five minutes of the 1872 Cup first leg to score a last minute try and inflict Glasgow Warriors’ first Guinness PRO14 defeat of the season.
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.