The High School of Dundee’s Under-16 team are heading to the big pitch at BT Murrayfield after they impressively won their semi-final of the Scottish Schools Cup away at Fettes College in Edinburgh.
Scotland’s Six Nations front row crisis deepened yesterday but forwards coach Dan McFarland thinks they’ll ride the losses of key personnel again.
Finn Russell’s exit from Scotstoun was supposed to be in glory, basking in the applause of the 10,000 fans at the Guinness PRO14 semi-final on Friday, many of them the new Warriors faithful he did a great deal to create.
If you are to believe Eddie Jones, Scotland is in a frenzy of expectant confidence ahead of today’s Calcutta Cup game, our only possible weakness being mental fatigue from all the mind games we’ve been playing all week.
Scotland can’t wait to get at England after the “re-focus” brought victory over France, says centre Huw Jones.
It’s a radical change that doesn’t even seem to have been on the agenda a few weeks ago, but Gregor Townsend indicated that a midfield combination of Adam Hastings and Finn Russell could take Scotland into the Six Nations.
Scotland’s brave new world under Gregor Townsend, Fortress Murrayfield and the game played at blinding pace, faces the proper acid test at last this afternoon.
Edinburgh’s recent winning run hit the buffers of a resolute Cardiff Blues defence in their European Challenge Cup quarter-final at BT Murrayfield with the capital club’s first loss since the first week in January.
Huw Jones is basking in the glory of his great try-scoring run that helped Scotland to their thrilling Calcutta Cup victory, but knows that the acid test for the team is still to come in Dublin.
Toulon’s mad matchday pageant – the “Pilou Pilou” war-cry and the paper cascading from the Stade Mayol stands – will be a valuable experience for Edinburgh no matter what the result in their Heineken Cup clash, but the team will pay it little heed, says Richard Cockerill.