Scotland finished the Vern Cotter era and the 2017 RBS 6 Nations with an emphatic bonus point victory over Italy as sunshine opened up at last at BT Murrayfield.
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.
Carnoustie, of course, has not been immune to American domination during its seven previous Open Championships.
You can pick your friends, but not your family. Team Europe are desperately distancing themselves from an incendiary article penned by Danny Willett’s brother which described American golf fans as “cretins”.
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.
France’s new licence to play open rugby makes for a different proposition for Scotland than any of the last three games they’ve played, believes Tommy Seymour.
Greig Laidlaw’s had a whirlwind last few days but is confident tonight’s European Challenge Cup Final will see him start to peak in perfect time for the forthcoming Lions Tour.
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.
Records. Dontcha just love ‘em? What do you mean it’s just us journalists?