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.
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.
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.
Carnoustie, of course, has not been immune to American domination during its seven previous Open Championships.
Phil Mickelson was contrite, properly publicly apologetic at last for his “dumb mistake” at the US Open, and enthusing about Carnoustie and the Ryder Cup.
Bernhard Langer believes he can claim a record fourth Senior Open title at St Andrews this July because he’s a better player at 60 than he was when he had to give best to Severiano Ballesteros on the Old Course 34 years ago.
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.
The 72-year-old Argentinian Vicente Fernandez beat his age by two shots while two prominent US broadcasters also came through final qualifying for the first Senior Open Championship to be staged at the Old Course, St Andrews later this week.
Nothing could live up to the hype of the 2018 Masters. But that didn’t stop everyone trying.
Gregor Townsend wouldn’t take the bait to even idly consider why England’s Eddie Jones has suddenly developed a predilection for picking fringe Scottish players who are dual qualified.