We’ve just hit three weeks in Japan in the press corps, but the team have been here for more than four now, and they seem to be battling to stave off tour boredom.
The boy’s been taken out of Oban, but can Oban be taken out of the boy? It seems unlikely as Robert MacIntyre appears to be unfazed even by his exalted company in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open this week.
Scottish Rugby are taking time to digest the £70,000 fine and an order to apologise from World Rugby for the dispute arising from the threat of cancellation of their final pool game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but appear in little mood to compromise.
Edinburgh have no choice but to give the Montpellier mammoths the run-around at Stade Altrad if they are to get anything from their Heineken Champions’ Cup opener today, believes Richard Cockerill.
As the whole world knows, the Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush this week after a gap of more than 60 years.
Scotland in Japan: SRU CEO Mark Dodson appeals to court of public opinion as World Rugby stand firm on cancellation threat
Scotland’s hopes of forcing World Rugby to play their pivotal Rugby World Cup game against Japan on Sunday appear to be floundering despite Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson claiming “in the court of public opinion, we’ve already won” the case to have the game not cancelled.
Justin Thomas has been looking for ways to get match-ready for next week’s Open Championship, and he figured his method of coming to the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open beats Tiger Woods’ solution.
There’s always a huge element of `yeah, but what have you done for me lately?’ in sport. My favourite example of this was speaking to an Irish journalist over a beer when he was disparaging the efforts of Padraig Harrington – less than a year after Paddy had won two majors in the same season and become Ireland’s greatest-ever sportsman.
World Rugby are scandalously putting Scotland and their fans in harm’s way.
"It just doesn’t feel right" appears to be the most significant argument one hears about golf’s new, quick-hit, four-month “high-season”.