Glenrothes maintained their title challenge in BT Caledonia Division One after an 8-5 win at home to Dunfermline.
Going into the final match of a campaign which promised much but didn’t quite manage to deliver, Howe of Fife knew that a win against GHA at Braidholm would take them to seventh spot in the BT National 1 table.
Scotland have won successive matches in the 6 Nations for the first time in since 2013 with a hard-fought but ultimately well-deserved 29-18 victory over France at BT Murrayfield.
Neither will start tomorrow’s 1872 Cup first leg match with Glasgow at BT Murrayfield, but Edinburgh Rugby got a huge festive lift when two key men on their huge re-signing list agreed new terms.
There was much more movement in Vern Cotter’s Six Nations squad than might have been expected, but don’t expect that much in the XV that run out at BT Murrayfield just before 5 pm on February 6.
Glenrothes’ challenge for BT Caledonia Div 1 ended with a 39-19 home loss to Highland.
Youth rugby across Perthshire will be boosted by the Bill McLaren Voice of Rugby Dinner being held at Crieff Hydro next month.
Edinburgh need to wary of a reaction to the big high of their 1872 Cup double against the crisis-hit Benetton Treviso team in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Murrayfield tonight.
Strathallan School were on balance the better team but the Scottish Schools Under-16s Cup final ended with the trophy shared between the Perthshire school and George Watson’s College after a try apiece.
Scotland’s recent revival was blunted by a powerful Irish performance in Dublin as the home side continued their nine-match unbeaten streak at hokme in the RBS Six Nations by a ten-point margin.