This remarkable afternoon in Paris didn’t seem right. Weren’t the USA supposed to be unassailable from these occasional humiliations?
Edinburgh finally made good on their big scrum and forward advantage for the full bonus point win over Newcastle to give their Heineken Champions Cup qualification chances a real lift.
It’s been fun. Great fun. Actually, among the best fun you can have in sport. But it might well be over.
Oliver Fisher's 59 will always be part of history as the first to be shot on the European Tour but while it's a milestone, in today's golfing world it's become more of a pebble than a boulder.
Montpellier’s physical challenge is the benchmark Edinburgh want to match as the club makes a return to the top European competition after a four year gap, says Scotland back rower Magnus Bradbury.
They still just don’t get it. Not even after the repeated humiliations of 25 years.
Okay, this is going to be something of a departure from recent editions of T2G. About as opposite as you can imagine, in fact.
Any kind of result is a “win-win” for Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup at Vern Cotter’s Montpellier – except for “getting smashed on the scoreboard”, says head coach Richard Cockerill.
Edinburgh are down the bare bones with their prop crisis and will get no more help from European Club Rugby as they face Stade Francais twice in successive weeks for a last eight place in the European Challenge Cup.
This time last year Tiger Woods was considering the possibility that he’d never return to the Open Championship, far less being actively considered for a fourth Claret Jug.