Edinburgh face “more than just a game of rugby” believes head coach Richard Cockerill as they seek to keep alive their hopes of retaining the 1872 Cup against Glasgow Warriors.
Happy New Year, and Happy New Decade also, illustrated everywhere it seems by postings of photos depicting oneself in 2010 and now.
Grant Gilchrist feels Edinburgh didn’t get the physical contest they and their fans wanted in the opening 1872 Cup and wants his team to impose their game on Glasgow again.
Edinburgh have agreed terms to keep three more players into next season and beyond with resurgent centre Mark Bennett the headliner of the trio.
For all that they’ve had the mob hand on Glasgow these last few years, there was a feeling that Edinburgh’s 29-19 victory at Murrayfield in Saturday’s 1872 Cup second leg was a pivotal one in the club’s future.
Two late tries from a penalty award and from Darcy Graham finally turned a thrilling end-to-end 1872 Cup derby in Edinburgh’s favour at Murrayfield.
Even allowing for my wholly misanthropic worldview, I think we’re all reasonably glad to see the back of 2019.
Scotland plans for the forthcoming Six Nations will have to undergo a 33-day overhaul after Matt Taylor’s departure to Australia was confirmed and Welshman Steve Tandy was appointed the new defence coach.
Huw Jones is playing to his 2018 form again – because he’s getting the chance to play, he thinks.
George Taylor admits he had to swallow hard and pause before he knocked on head coach Richard Cockerill’s office door – but that he knows now it was the best thing he’s done as a professional player.