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.
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.
It’s been fun. Great fun. Actually, among the best fun you can have in sport. But it might well be over.
They still just don’t get it. Not even after the repeated humiliations of 25 years.
John Hardie has won a recall to the Scotland Guinness Six Nations squad and there are seven uncapped players among Gregor Townsend’s 39 named at Murrayfield today.
Gary Graham has decided he’s Scottish after all, and the Newcastle flanker courted by England last year joined up with the Scotland squad at Oriam yesterday.
Carnoustie, of course, has not been immune to American domination during its seven previous Open Championships.
Finn Russell’s determination to ingrain himself in Paris culture is laudable, but it could still use a little work.
Blair Kinghorn’s part in Edinburgh’s try of the season was simple – pick the ball up, and look for Bill.
Thank goodness, the silly season (for as much as it ever stops in golf) is over. There’s some proper, competitive stuff to get our teeth into.