The Guinness PRO14 begins the 2018-19 season in bullish mood, confident enough even to project itself as the most successful club competition in European rugby.
Here’s the question no-one seems to be asking about the already over-hyped “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, now confirmed for Las Vegas in November.
Euan Walker did much to justify his selection for the Scotland team for next week’s Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland but Euan McIntosh did as much to justify the feeling he should be going too on the first day at the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Championship.
Victor Veyret will be walking tall down the fairways of Le Golf National in the Ryder Cup in less than a month’s time, but his dream is to have it with club in hand in the future and he’s on the right track.
Calum Hill, fresh from his win in the Challenge Tour's Northern Ireland Open 10 days ago, has become the latest promising Scots professional to join the Bounce Sport stable.
Dave Rennie’s favourite “freak” George Horne and half-back partner Adam Hastings get the first look for the Glasgow Warriors in Connacht as the Guinness PRO14 season starts with orders to reproduce their form of last season.
Euan Walker may be regarded as one of the top three amateur players available to Scotland right now, but as far as he’s concerned he’s not nearly good enough.
Rebel associations that voted down proposals for a financial restructuring of Scottish Golf in March are attempting to force another meeting of the organisation to vote on a new plan.
Richard Cockerill plans to use every bit of the extra resources afforded to him in his second season in charge of Edinburgh as he opens the Guinness PRO14 with a powerful looking side to take on ospreys in Swansea.