Youth rugby across Perthshire will be boosted by the Bill McLaren Voice of Rugby Dinner being held at Crieff Hydro next month.
Glenrothes maintained their title challenge in BT Caledonia Division One after an 8-5 win at home to Dunfermline.
Kevin Bryce thought he was just at Murrayfield yesterday to be checked for a minor injury - but instead found himself at half-an-hour’s notice facing the media as the newest member of Scotland’s Rugby World Cup squad.
Neither will start tomorrow’s 1872 Cup first leg match with Glasgow at BT Murrayfield, but Edinburgh Rugby got a huge festive lift when two key men on their huge re-signing list agreed new terms.
Going into the final match of a campaign which promised much but didn’t quite manage to deliver, Howe of Fife knew that a win against GHA at Braidholm would take them to seventh spot in the BT National 1 table.
Scotland have won successive matches in the 6 Nations for the first time in since 2013 with a hard-fought but ultimately well-deserved 29-18 victory over France at BT Murrayfield.
Edinburgh and Glasgow will be without key men for Sunday’s first leg of the 1872 Cup derby doubleheader but concussion doubts on both sides have been passed fit to play.
There was much more movement in Vern Cotter’s Six Nations squad than might have been expected, but don’t expect that much in the XV that run out at BT Murrayfield just before 5 pm on February 6.
Glenrothes’ challenge for BT Caledonia Div 1 ended with a 39-19 home loss to Highland.
Edinburgh need to wary of a reaction to the big high of their 1872 Cup double against the crisis-hit Benetton Treviso team in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Murrayfield tonight.