Edinburgh are down the bare bones with their prop crisis and will get no more help from European Club Rugby as they face Stade Francais twice in successive weeks for a last eight place in the European Challenge Cup.
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.
Even if you hadn’t been there before, it was quite simple to find your way to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday morning.
Edinburgh will be back into full training on the back pitches at Murrayfield this morning but last-minute try-scoring hero Chris Dean says the entire club is relishing Richard Cockerill’s “hard regime” as they look forward to following up Saturday’s thrilling 1872 Cup first leg victory.
My most fervent wish for golf in 2018 - you’re probably tired of hearing already, just three weeks in - is that the sport breaks out of the numbing complacency that’s a accelerated a decline in particpation. Sadly, evidence is we’re still not getting the message.
It’s no good, the urge to play devil’s advocate is just too strong. But I’m not driven by mischief, I just think there’s a lot more to yesterday’s rules policy change by the R&A and USGA than meets the (TV) eye.
Edinburgh 34 Stade Francais 33: Late call Rasolea scores the clincher for Edinburgh in second half thriller
Edinburgh showed all of their new resilience to come from behind three times in the second half and clinch a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup by beating champions Stade Francais with Junior Rasolea’s late try.
Okay, this is going to be something of a departure from recent editions of T2G. About as opposite as you can imagine, in fact.
It’s tempting to think that Scotland’s battling victory over France cures all the many ills from Cardiff, but of course they don’t even approach doing so.
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.