Dundee High were more than a little rusty and a serious injury to Campbell Cunningham disrupted their rhythm but they still managed a bonus point win over Falkirk at Mayfield to open their BT National League One campaign.
Richard Cockerill is “sort of pleased” champions Scarlets are fielding their best possible XV for the visit of his Edinburgh side tonight.
Glenalmond 8 Strathallan 52: Brilliant Strathallan too strong for Glenalmond in All-Perthshire Schools Final
Favourites Strathallan School claimed their first Scottish Schools Cup with a hugely impressive all-round display and a record points total overpowering a brave Glenalmond College team at BT Murrayfield.
Dave Rennie and the Glasgow Warriors “haven’t even talked” about their record run of wins to start the Guinness PRO14 and just simply teeing up the next one.
Scotland 17 New Zealand 22: Scots fall just short of historic win over All Blacks in Murrayfield epic
Scotland went toe to toe with New Zealand for the full 80 minutes but again were left crushed with disappointment in an epic test match at BT Murrayfield as the All Blacks just held on for the win.
Resurgent Edinburgh won their fifth successive match with as good an all-round performance as the club has produced in years handing out a 37-10 thrashing to the visiting Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14 at Myreside.
Scotland tore up the record book in a joyous finish to the Autumn Test series with a record victory over a top-tier nation, scoring eight tries in humbling Australia in front of an ecstatic Murrayfield crowd.
Fraser McKenzie has moved up from the ranks to take the captaincy and a primary role in re-asserting discipline at Edinburgh – but he envisages giving the armband back to Magnus Bradbury in time.
Glasgow Warriors have added another lock in Kiran McDonald and retained Ratu Tagive for a second season as the new squad for incoming coach Dave Rennie continues to take shape.
The international windows should be an opportunity for Edinburgh rather than an example that they don’t have the strength in depth of other sides in the Guinness PRO14, believes coach Richard Cockerill.