Scotland prop Jon Welsh hopes the team which laughs together will win together when the Dark Blues kick-off their World Cup campaign.
If anything, it’s the Springboks who are trying to induce complacency.
John Barclay understands that Scotland have to give a reason for Wales to respect them starting today in Principality Stadium.
Matt Scott believes Edinburgh have the strength in depth all over the team to play the more expansive style they’ll need to thrive in both the Guinness PRO12 and in Europe.
Glenrothes occupy top spot in BT Caledonia Division One after chalking up a comfortable 51-5 win away to Carnoustie.
Edinburgh 23 Glasgow 11: Hardie leads Edinburgh to tenacious win over Glasgow in front of record crowd
Edinburgh’s precise gameplan and tenacious defence was good enough to give them a second successive win over Glasgow at BT Murrayfield and a sizeable advantage for the second leg of the 1872 Cup.
Scotland restored pride in Cardiff but still fell to their ninth RBS 6 Nations defeat in succession as a two-try second-half spurt from Wales secured their tenth win a row against their visitors.
Scotland’s optimism for the RBS 6 Nations was doused in sadly familiar fashion at BT Murrayfield as England’s swarming defence and powerful pack won a deserved victory to retain the Calcutta Cup for a ninth successive time.
Scotland will have a “harder edge” after their World Cup heartbreak for the forthcoming Six Nations, believes head coach Vern Cotter.
Edinburgh's hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season were snuffed out when they lost 36-23 to a workmanlike Leinster outfit at Murrayfield.