Scotland hooker Scott Lawson will retire from playing after a distinguished career both sides of the border at the end of the season and will be the new Director of Rugby at the University of St Andrews.
Edinburgh have no choice but to give the Montpellier mammoths the run-around at Stade Altrad if they are to get anything from their Heineken Champions’ Cup opener today, believes Richard Cockerill.
Edinburgh get all their internationals back for tonight’s Heineken Champions’ Cup game against Newcastle but that doesn’t make them favourites even with home advantage, believes Richard Cockerill.
Jon Welsh last played for Scotland in the most pivotal moment in the team’s history, but he plans to be part of another more positive one at the Principality Stadium tomorrow.
John Methven, the Kirkcaldy RFC stalwart and historian, has just about seen it all, but even he had never seen a game quite like Saturday’s at Mayfield.
Scotland’s perceived weakness could be a strength in Cardiff because key players are desperate to become part of the new attitude in the national team, believes Ryan Wilson.
Scott Lawson never stopped hoping for an international recall and retirement has “never entered my head” as he stands only a year from being Scotland’s oldest capped international.
Scotland stunned the 6 Nations in lifting their first Calcutta Cup in a decade with their biggest win over the Auld Enemy England in 32 years in a pulsating and thrilling contest at BT Murrayfield.
The scrum is a strong area of Scotland’s game for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff, not the injury-riddled crisis it’s been perceived as, according to Gregor Townsend.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.