Scotland wins over England don’t happen that often, so they tend to get defined by specific things.
Frustrating Glasgow is the way to dominate them, believes Hamish Watson, as Edinburgh intend a repeat dose at Scotstoun to follow their 23-7 win at BT Murrayfield last week.
Last year’s nightmare at Twickenham was among Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor’s lowest points in his long tenure, but he’s relishing the opportunity for revenge in this weekend’s Calcutta Cup against the English at Murrayfield.
Scottish Rugby has dipped into the rival code to pluck Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane as their new high performance coach with responsibility at all levels of the game.
The mature David Denton wouldn’t give any advice to the 22-year-old who burst on the scene in the Calcutta Cup six years ago but would take plenty – except maybe on hairstyles.
Edinburgh’s new cult hero Pierre Schoeman wants to keep grinding to maintain the club’s momentum in the four-game winning streak that has transformed their season.
The hostile atmosphere at the Principality Stadium won’t faze Adam Hastings because he’s been through it all already.
Peter Horne believes Adam Hastings will bounce back quickly from his difficult recent spell, even if the versatile Cupar man is the one who replaces his young colleague at stand-off for the Glasgow Warriors this week.
Even without their internationals and their lengthy injury list the Glasgow Warriors stayed on course for a Guinness PRO14 play-off semi-final with another bonus point victory over the South African Cheetahs.
It's nearly that time of year. The 2018 Six Nations Championship gets under way on Saturday afternoon when Gregor Townsend's Scotland travel to Cardiff to take on Warren Gatland's Wales.