Scotland left Houston became the first Tier One nation to lose to the USA.
Gregor Townsend likes an adventurous selection – “Toonie Tombola”, when he would find ever more unlikely ways to fashion a team different to his last, was a favourite feature of his days at Glasgow.
Two pairs of local brothers have made it into the Scotland starting line-up that will face the USA this weekend.
Two of the Dundee’s oldest rugby clubs have struck a partnership to drive forward the game in the city and to prepare for a city-wide bid should the SRU seek to expand their semi-professional Super 6 competition.
Edinburgh will undergo an identity change to match their transformation on the pitch and plan to play in a new purpose built "Mini-Murrayfield" stadium on the national stadium's back pitches from the 2019-20 onwards.
Glasgow Warriors will play a pre-season match this summer at Perth’s North Inch in a custom-built temporary stadium to seat 5000.
Edinburgh and Scotland suffered a blow for next season - still four months away - with the news that John Barclay has been ruled out of action for six months.
For all that we’ve undeniably been left wanting just a little more, on the face of it Scotland’s professional rugby season has been a historic success.
Finn Russell’s exit from Scotstoun was supposed to be in glory, basking in the applause of the 10,000 fans at the Guinness PRO14 semi-final on Friday, many of them the new Warriors faithful he did a great deal to create.
A season that started with 10 successive wins fizzled out in abject fashion for the Glasgow Warriors as they were comfortably outclassed and beaten the Guinness PRO14 semi-final by champions Scarlets.