Stuart Hogg was not quite being restrained at Celtic Park in the hours before his final game for Glasgow in today’s Guinness PRO14 final, but “the brakes were on” after the departing full-back went “beserk” at training on Thursday.
The scrum is a strong area of Scotland’s game for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff, not the injury-riddled crisis it’s been perceived as, according to Gregor Townsend.
Referees have a tough job at the best of times, especially in a hard contact sport like rugby.
DTH van der Merwe remembers when 5000 fans at an 1872 Cup game made it “the biggest day of the season” but the Canadian’s 100th game for the Glasgow Warriors shows just how far they’ve come.
Finn Russell may be among the more experienced members of the Scotland squad going into the Rugby World Cup but if you think that maturity will cause him to go to a more conservative style…think again.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.
Duncan Hodge has seen and coached Mark Bennett and Matt Scott at every level from when they were schoolboys right up to the Rugby World Cup, so he’s as enthused as anyone about seeing them back to their best form.
Mark Bennett believes maturity will help he and Matt Scott be a better than ever partnership going forward for Edinburgh Rugby.
Ali Price will replace the totemic Greig Laidlaw for only the second time – when there’s been a choice – as Gregor Townsend’s shake-up of Scotland for the visit of Wales turned out to be a lot less dramatic than it appeared.
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.