Last year’s match immediately proved he was born for international rugby but Stuart Hogg believes it is time to deliver properly on his potential this season.
Nathan Hines, the affable enforcer for Scotland in the second row for 11 years and 77 caps, has announced his retirement from international rugby.
Ruaridh Jackson was unquestionably chuffed the great Jonny Wilkinson had been singing his praises, but the young Scotland fly-half's admiration for an "absolute legend" only goes so far.
Scotland must learn to attack with the same ferocity as they defend if they are to establish themselves as contenders for next year’s RBS 6 Nations, according to winger Tim Visser.
Scotland captain Al Kellock admits he has been lucky to escape the axe that fell on the Scotland team after the loss to Wales two weeks ago and is pledging to get the Murrayfield crowd on their feet against Ireland in the third match of the RBS Six Nations on Sunday.
Two-try hero Alex Cuthbert has lavished praise on the Wales forwards for setting up a biggest victory over England in 132 years.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland conceded his side "got what they deserved" after seeing their unbeaten tour record disappear in a disappointing showing against the Brumbies.
Graeme Morrison will make his 100th Magners League start, while Peter Horne will make his first of the season for the Glasgow Warriors when they face Llanelli Scarlets in West Wales.
Scotland can not only reach the last eight in the World Cup in New Zealand but can win a pool that includes England and Argentina, head coach Andy Robinson believes.
Richie Vernon and Al Dickinson may have only an hour in the frenzy of Saturday's Murrayfield test match to make their best case to go to the Rugby World Cup.