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.
Edinburgh get all their internationals back for tonight’s Heineken Champions’ Cup game against Newcastle but that doesn’t make them favourites even with home advantage, believes Richard Cockerill.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.
Allan Dell considered giving up rugby during last year’s season-long injury nightmare but the Edinburgh prop is back and firing at almost full power ahead of the Autumn Tests.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.
Sean Maitland scored the only try of the game to give Scotland a narrow edge over Argentina at Murrayfield and ensure the Autumn Test Series ended on a winning note.
South African stand-off Handre Pollard’s 18 points and the physical power of the Springbok pack were enough to hand Scotland their first defeat at Murrayfield in 2018 but there was definitely a feeling of missed opportunity for the home side.
The start of every new rugby season at Mayfield – and I’ve covered 23 of them now – always sparks a little optimism even in an arch pessimist like this one.
The Guinness PRO14 begins the 2018-19 season in bullish mood, confident enough even to project itself as the most successful club competition in European rugby.