Ross Ford is not Andy Robinson's first choice as Scotland captain, but he has full confidence in the hooker's credentials to lead his country throughout the RBS Six Nations Championship.
Try hero Lee Jones said the Edinburgh dressing room reaction to hearing four-time European champions Toulouse are their Heineken Cup quarter-final opponents was a cumulative ''Bring it on!''
Andy Robinson's options for the Six Nations have taken a significant blow with Scotland prop Moray Low being ruled out for eight weeks with ligament damage.
Scotland and Wales have started a tug-of-war for London Irish's centre/fly-half Steve Shingler after the 20-year-old was a surprise inclusion in Andy Robinson's Six Nations squad.
Glasgow retained the 1872 Cup and stayed on course for the RaboDirect Pro 12 playoffs with a dogged win over Edinburgh in an error-strewn second leg at Firhill.
The Firhill pitch is tight for rugby, but Chris Paterson believes the margins between Glasgow and Edinburgh are tighter going into the second leg of the 1872 Cup this weekend.
Glasgow produced two gritty fightbacks to force a draw and gain the first-leg advantage from Edinburgh before a record crowd for the 1872 Cup at Murrayfield.
When Glasgow and Scotland captain Al Kellock stops himself when talking about his team's run, you just know there's much more to come from the Warriors heading into tonight's first leg of the 1872 Cup matches against Edinburgh.
If Chris Paterson came across to those who don't know him as an honest, hardworking and thoroughly decent human being, then we who covered him for 12 years are probably to blame.
It was always going to crucial to Chris Paterson to determine himself when he would bow out of the Scotland shirt he wore 109 times, and he's happy that the best time is now.