Justin Thomas feels that the top players won’t boycott the US Open but that they “don’t have to hold back anymore” if the championship gets out of hand again at Pebble Beach next month.
Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms.
Greig Laidlaw needed to go recruiting for the Scotland team leadership group this week - but he’s reportedly still ahead of the French in that regard.
Glasgow Warriors have learned the lessons from last year’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final flop, but the biggest changes to this year is simple continuity and results, believes head coach Dave Rennie.
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.
Three defensive calamities by Scotland gave Ireland all the ammunition they required to get back on track and inflict the first away win at Murrayfield in the Guinness 6 Nations for three years.
Edinburgh 13 Munster 17: Earls score proves the key at Murrayfield again as Edinburgh lose out to Munster
A late try by Keith Earls – just as he did for Ireland last month – proved just enough for Munster to defeat Edinburgh in a gruelling Heineken Champions Cup battle at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh’s front line players will get some rest after their magnificent month of wins, but Richard Cockerill believes keeping his best players playing will benefit both the club and Scotland in 2019.
On the face of it, Scotland’s injury crisis exposed the talent deficit that resulted in Saturday’s 27-10 loss to France in Paris, Scotland’s 11th defeat in a row at the Stade de France.
Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Final at Celtic Park marks - mercifully - the end of the 2018-19 rugby season.