You can always be sure of the Scottish rugby world’s reaction to any crisis; communal self-flaggelation.
Stuart Hogg’s aim on his second selection for the British and Irish Lions is to be the first Scot since 2001 to start a test match for the tourists when they take on New Zealand in Auckland on June 24.
Scots Lions legend Ian McLauchlan laid into Warren Gatland for picking just two Scots for the forthcoming New Zealand tour – claiming the head coach didn’t even know the names of Scots in contention.
Former Scotland and Lions hooker Gordon Bulloch felt his countrymen's sparse representation in Warren Gatland's squad was somewhat predictable given the lack of influence among selectors.
An Angus rugby club which won back-to-back promotions is “walking a tightrope” for its very survival unless players come forward for a crunch match on Saturday.
Scotland internationalist Grant Gilchrist has pledged his future to Edinburgh’s rebuilding under new coach Richard Cockerill by signing a two-year extension to his contact at the club.
Edinburgh once again fell just short with a furious comeback but plunged to an eighth successive defeat, losing to Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht at Myreside last night.
Playing out the string it may be, but there’s still plenty of life left in the season for Dundee High with three games still to play before they close out theie 2016/17 league campaign.
Edinburgh have rung the changes as they attempt to stop the rot and cling on their faint hopes of European Champions Cup qualification against Connacht tonight.
Glasgow Warriors have signed three of Scotland’s best young players for next season as they prepare for a new era under Kiwi coach Dave Rennie.