The log-jam of Glasgow Warriors’ three Scotland scrum-halves has been solved with Henry Pyrgos the man who moves along the M8 to Edinburgh.
Scotland 7s flyer James Fleming, who scored 112 tries in the shortened game over nine years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, has retired from the game.
Scottish Rugby has dipped into the rival code to pluck Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane as their new high performance coach with responsibility at all levels of the game.
As Richard Cockerill was fond of saying when Edinburgh came from nowhere last season to qualify for the Heineken Champions' Cup, "we're in with the big boys now".
Scotland left Houston became the first Tier One nation to lose to the USA.
Gregor Townsend likes an adventurous selection – “Toonie Tombola”, when he would find ever more unlikely ways to fashion a team different to his last, was a favourite feature of his days at Glasgow.
Two pairs of local brothers have made it into the Scotland starting line-up that will face the USA this weekend.
Two of the Dundee’s oldest rugby clubs have struck a partnership to drive forward the game in the city and to prepare for a city-wide bid should the SRU seek to expand their semi-professional Super 6 competition.
Edinburgh will undergo an identity change to match their transformation on the pitch and plan to play in a new purpose built "Mini-Murrayfield" stadium on the national stadium's back pitches from the 2019-20 onwards.
Glasgow Warriors will play a pre-season match this summer at Perth’s North Inch in a custom-built temporary stadium to seat 5000.