In full flow, the Fijian second row Leone Nakarawa is simply the best fun to be had on a rugby pitch.
Glasgow Warriors are waiting on former favourite Leone Nakarawa to make his decision on where he will play next but are certain they are a perfect fit for the dynamic Fijian.
Four years ago Samoa took Scotland to the brink in the World Cup and it was the scrum-half in dark blue that rescued them in Newcastle, and Greig Laidlaw doesn’t want the same game this Monday.
Greig Laidlaw has become the safety valve for when things go wrong for Scotland, and he’s called on to steady the ship again in the second Rugby World Cup preparation game at BT Murrayfield.
There’s one more week of training camp before Scotland’s World Cup squad actually get wound into some live action, and Jamie Ritchie is champing at the bit for a game.
Edinburgh were left frustrated with only a share of the spoils in their European Challenge Cup pool after surrendering a 10-point lead in the final quarter to Union Bordeaux-Begles.
Scotland in Japan: SRU CEO Mark Dodson appeals to court of public opinion as World Rugby stand firm on cancellation threat
Scotland’s hopes of forcing World Rugby to play their pivotal Rugby World Cup game against Japan on Sunday appear to be floundering despite Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson claiming “in the court of public opinion, we’ve already won” the case to have the game not cancelled.
John Barclay is happy to back at the World Cup and part of a back row trio that is “an area of strength” for Scotland.
That World Rugby found a way to fine and sanction Scottish Rugby – really, chief executive Mark Dodson, as he was the one making the statements in Yokohama a month ago – should surprise no-one.
Rory McIlroy’s 2019 season, by any judgement, has been one of remarkable success.