Never-say-die Edinburgh completed an incredible turnaround at BT Murrayfield to maintain their 100 per cent record in the European Challenge Cupo with victory over Stade Francais.
There might be some of his best mates in blue and black on the other side of the pitch but Hamish Watson wants “to beat them up” in the 1872 Cup clash at BT Murrayfield on Boxing Day.
Gregor Townsend will not try to rein in the attacking instincts of his protégé Finn Russell but expects the stand-off to be “be smart” against maybe the best team in Europe at Scotstoun tonight.
Only by coming together as a team and working for each other will Edinburgh climb the Guinness PRO12 and the players get the individual goal of reaching Scotland recognition, believes Allan Dell.
I miss the old Jordan Spieth. You know, 2015’s carefree, “freewheeling” 21-year-old.
Outgoing Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admits the team face a “brutal” RBS Six Nations as he shuffles a squad missing key men and with others desperately short on games.
Rory McIlroy thinks he’s been too tentative on the course this year, but if he’s as bold as he was throwing golf’s Olympic adventure under a bus yesterday it bodes well for his chances of regaining the Claret Jug at Royal Troon this week.
One could argue that the break for the November internationals came at a bad time for both Dundee HSFP and Howe of Fife, but whoever got the worst of it will be found out at Mayfield tomorrow.
Scotland prop WP Nel is in doubt for the RBS Six Nations despite having just had three months rest and could be pulled out of the squad named by head coach Vern Cotter at Murrayfield this morning.
Thomas Bjorn, the ultimate behind-the-scenes man of the European Tour, will step to the forefront at last as Europe’s captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, Paris.