Edinburgh toiled a little at times but got their fourth win of the Guinness PRO14 season ultimately with some comfort in a defensive struggle against Dragons at BT Murrayfield.
John Methven, the Kirkcaldy RFC stalwart and historian, has just about seen it all, but even he had never seen a game quite like Saturday’s at Mayfield.
Edinburgh 7 Ulster 29: Edinburgh up against it in PRO14 play-off chase after Ulster outclass them at Murrayfield
Edinburgh’s Guinness PRO14 play-off hopes took a potentially fatal blow as they were outclassed by a determined Ulster side transformed from the error-prone outfit thrashed a week ago against Glasgow.
Scotland’s perceived weakness could be a strength in Cardiff because key players are desperate to become part of the new attitude in the national team, believes Ryan Wilson.
Greig Laidlaw got as excited as his first cap when he heard his name read out as a starter for the opening game which will be “for sure” his last World Cup.
England 38 Scotland 38: Scots make a comeback for the ages in the greatest Calcutta Cup game ever played
Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham in without question the most incredible game in the 150-year history of rugby’s oldest contest, coming from 31-0 down to lead 38-31 before an England try with the last play of the game denied them their first win in London for 36 years.
Scotland 33 Italy 20: Blair Kinghorn’s hat-trick leads Scots to comfortable and controlled 6 Nations win
Blair Kinghorn scored Scotland’s first 6 Nations hat-trick for 30 years as they comfortably breat Italy to win their opening game of the championship for only the third time.
Scott Lawson never stopped hoping for an international recall and retirement has “never entered my head” as he stands only a year from being Scotland’s oldest capped international.
On the face of it, Scotland’s injury crisis exposed the talent deficit that resulted in Saturday’s 27-10 loss to France in Paris, Scotland’s 11th defeat in a row at the Stade de France.
Glasgow got back on track in the Guinness PRO14 with an eight-try, 50-0 rout of the Southern Kings and the returning young half-backs Adam Hastings and George Horne had a starring role.