Edinburgh will focus on getting what they need from the 1872 Cup third leg against Glasgow Warriors on the assumption their play-off rivals do the same and let the cards fall where they may, says Richard Cockerill.
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Gary Graham has decided he’s Scottish after all, and the Newcastle flanker courted by England last year joined up with the Scotland squad at Oriam yesterday.
If you are to believe Eddie Jones, Scotland is in a frenzy of expectant confidence ahead of today’s Calcutta Cup game, our only possible weakness being mental fatigue from all the mind games we’ve been playing all week.
Gregor Townsend continues to trawl for something different as he builds Scotland towards the World Cup a year from now but Sam Skinner’s presence in a Scotland squad named for the Autumn Tests yesterday was really out of left field.
Stuart Hogg’s innocuous ankle injury has resulted in surgery and the Scotland and British Lions full-back is out for a lengthy period including the four November tests.
Edinburgh and Scotland suffered a blow for next season - still four months away - with the news that John Barclay has been ruled out of action for six months.
Glasgow want to see Brian Alainu’uese back making an impact on the field before they make him a new contract offer, but in the meantime he’s got the right to secure his own future, says head coach Dave Rennie.
Juan Pablo Socino thought his days as Puma were gone, but if he keeps playing a major role for Edinburgh he can plot a way back into his national side.
Edinburgh took a massive step towards the Guinness PRO14 play-offs with an eight-try, 50-point feast of counter-attacking rugby against the Scarlets at a sun-drenched BT Murrayfield.