An Angus rugby club which won back-to-back promotions is “walking a tightrope” for its very survival unless players come forward for a crunch match on Saturday.
Scotland internationalist Grant Gilchrist has pledged his future to Edinburgh’s rebuilding under new coach Richard Cockerill by signing a two-year extension to his contact at the club.
Edinburgh once again fell just short with a furious comeback but plunged to an eighth successive defeat, losing to Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht at Myreside last night.
Playing out the string it may be, but there’s still plenty of life left in the season for Dundee High with three games still to play before they close out theie 2016/17 league campaign.
Edinburgh have rung the changes as they attempt to stop the rot and cling on their faint hopes of European Champions Cup qualification against Connacht tonight.
Glasgow Warriors have signed three of Scotland’s best young players for next season as they prepare for a new era under Kiwi coach Dave Rennie.
Scotland centre Mark Bennett will be out for up to a year after undergoing knee ligament reconstruction surgery, knocking him out of Glasgow's remaining Guinness PRO12 and landing a huge blow to Edinburgh's plans for next season.
Saracens had too much power, speed and guile for Glasgow Warriors and won their European Rugby Champions Cup handsomely in the end at Allianz Park.
Some 6000 travelling Glasgow Warriors fans – more than double their total gate when they first came to Scotstoun Stadium – could be the inspiration for the club to produce a major upset in the European Championship Cup quarter-final against holders Saracens on Sunday.
Edinburgh left themselves with too much to do – not for the first time in Europe – despite an inspirational solo performance by Hamish Watson and lost out to La Rochelle in the European Challenge Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield.