Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has again slammed refereeing standards in the Guinness PRO14 after making an official complaint about the same ref for the second time in a month.
Rory McIlroy’s 2019 season, by any judgement, has been one of remarkable success.
Edinburgh will need to wait until next week for a full wave of their Scotland stars to return to duty with national captain Stuart McInally not due back until the end of this month.
Glasgow got back on track in the Guinness PRO14 with an eight-try, 50-0 rout of the Southern Kings and the returning young half-backs Adam Hastings and George Horne had a starring role.
Glasgow Warriors get a huge boost by welcoming back six of their World Cup players for the visit of the Southern Kings but Jonny Gray is to be rested for another month, revealed head coach Dave Rennie.
Needing a recharge after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, George Horne went back to his roots.
Now that the time-clock is back to normal, two weeks have passed since Scotland tumbled out of the tournament, and even I’m getting tired of being a Japan bore, it’s maybe time for a grounded view of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Duncan Hodge has seen and coached Mark Bennett and Matt Scott at every level from when they were schoolboys right up to the Rugby World Cup, so he’s as enthused as anyone about seeing them back to their best form.
DTH van de Merwe was denied his send-off from his distinguished international career by Typhoon Hagibis, but the Canadian wing got a fresh sense of perspective from the aftermath and will take out any remaining frustration for Glasgow’s benefit.
Scotland’s 2018 European Tour season, as we detailed a year ago at this time, was pretty much a disaster narrowly avoided.