Scotland have moved on from the World Cup but despite as many as six uncapped players in the 38-strong preliminary squad for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations, it seems to be an evolutionary change rather than a clearout.
Scotland’s Rugby World Cup pool hasn’t exactly shaken out as anyone expected, and not just the obvious shock of Japan beating Ireland in Shizuoka last week.
Dundee High’s first half of this BT National League One season could hardly have been any worse, and this weekend hardly holds out hope of immediate improvement.
We’re getting to accustomed to seeing Jim Hamilton, the former Scotland and Edinburgh lock, in media rooms across the country these days.
Edinburgh get all their internationals back for tonight’s Heineken Champions’ Cup game against Newcastle but that doesn’t make them favourites even with home advantage, believes Richard Cockerill.
They’re defending champions, have home advantage where they’re unbeaten in all competitions this season, and have just won a European doubleheader to top their Heineken Cup pool, but Richard Cockerill steadfastly refuses to let go of Edinburgh’s underdog tag for the 1872 Cup.
We've known in golf that times like this were coming, but that doesn't make it any easier to take.
John Barclay can be a key leader for Edinburgh and he hasn’t given up his Scotland shirt just yet, head coach Richard Cockerill believes.
Catriona Matthew’s ever-calm exterior – vital itself in a high-pressure situation like a Solheim Cup – disguises as tough a competitor as there is in world golf, believes Dame Laura Davies.
Edinburgh’s new strength in depth allows them to put a full-strength three-quarter line and a formidable, all international back row as they head for the pivotal game of their European Challenge Cup pool in Bordeaux.