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.
Scottish Rugby are taking time to digest the £70,000 fine and an order to apologise from World Rugby for the dispute arising from the threat of cancellation of their final pool game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but appear in little mood to compromise.
Richard Cockerill still won’t relinquish tag of underdogs going into the second game of the 1872 Cup despite Edinburgh’s reasonably comprehensive win in Saturday night’s opener and the growing evidence that they have the number of the Glasgow Warriors.
Glasgow may have been shorn of their international contingent, have three key non-Scottsih qualified men out injured, and be without head coach Dave Rennie attending his son’s wedding but that’s no excuse for any drop in standards tonight against the Ospreys.
Dave Rennie stirred up the bad blood between Glasgow Warriors and Saracens even further by accusing the former European champions of cynically trying to reverse decisions against them by starting “push and shove” fights.
Edinburgh showed true resilience and character in fighting their way to the victory they needed to secure their home quarter-final in the Heineken Champions Cup with victory over Montpellier at Murrayfield.