Rory McIlroy doesn’t feel like a human shield for the rest of the field this week at Royal Portrush – instead he feels the focus is spread across the field.
Rory McIlroy is the “anti-Koepka” in style, and believes a relaxed and carefree “smell the roses” approach at Royal Portrush will suit him far better than a fierce focus.
Two weeks after being dropped by Scotland, Jonny Gray has suffered the same indignity for Glasgow Warriors’ biggest game of the season and will be on the bench for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens.
Glasgow Warriors didn’t mince words among each other after their Heineken Champions Cup debacle last week, and if head coach Dave Rennie doesn’t see a response “you might not see much of them from now on”.
The cavalry rumbled in to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon allowing Richard Cockerill considerably more leeway than he expected when picking his side to keep Edinburgh’s outstanding run going against the Kings.
Edinburgh’s Pierre Schoeman couldn’t resist a little dig at his countryman Johaan van Graan ahead of the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield this weekend.
England 38 Scotland 38: Scots make a comeback for the ages in the greatest Calcutta Cup game ever played
Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham in without question the most incredible game in the 150-year history of rugby’s oldest contest, coming from 31-0 down to lead 38-31 before an England try with the last play of the game denied them their first win in London for 36 years.
Matt Wallace isn’t exactly impatient, but the new English threat is putting everything in place to take the next step.
Dave Rennie won’t have his protégé Aaron Cruden at Glasgow Warriors next season nor on-field lieutenant Callum Gibbins for tonight’s crunch meeting with Edinburgh.
Edoardo Molinari will be in either of two picturesque if very different seaside ports next week – Portrush or Portofino.