Edinburgh are down the bare bones with their prop crisis and will get no more help from European Club Rugby as they face Stade Francais twice in successive weeks for a last eight place in the European Challenge Cup.
It’s tempting to think that Scotland’s battling victory over France cures all the many ills from Cardiff, but of course they don’t even approach doing so.
Phil Mickelson was contrite, properly publicly apologetic at last for his “dumb mistake” at the US Open, and enthusing about Carnoustie and the Ryder Cup.
Euan Walker did much to justify his selection for the Scotland team for next week’s Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland but Euan McIntosh did as much to justify the feeling he should be going too on the first day at the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Championship.
Happy New Year to one and all, and you’ll be delighted to know that 2018 marks the start of a new T2G, where everything is daisies and rainbows and all words are bright and optimistic and not dreary and doom-laden.
We’ve all been beguiled by it - for many it’s what first drew us to the game of golf.
Even if you hadn’t been there before, it was quite simple to find your way to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday morning.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.
After two months spent in virtual hibernation, Howe of Fife Rugby Club emerged into the cold January air on Saturday and started in earnest the long climb back to respect.