Juli Inkster, the three-time US Solheim Cup captain and seven-time major championship winner, is a treasure of golf, not just of the native country of which she is so proud.
Scotland’s can’t let the standards dip even a notch in the return fixture against Georgia tonight even with the World Cup plane warming up on the runway, stressed head coach Gregor Townsend.
Scotland have made four changes in addition to the one enforced by Hamish Watson’s injury and Gregor Townsend senses that the team are set to bounce back from the crushing disappointment of the defeat to Ireland.
George Horne “steals” the Glasgow Warriors forwards’ tries, but his team-mate since schooldays Zander Fagerson still forgives him.
Loch Lomond and the Lake of Menteith are a bit different than the Cape coast – a bit colder, and no sharks – but that hasn’t kept Edinburgh’s Nic Groom out of the water.
Captain Juli Inkster saw an already raw US Solheim Cup team get even more inexperienced overnight, but typically sees it as positive challenge rather than a disadvantage.
Yes, it was a warm-up. Yes, it was the first real hit-out. Yes, the team on the field could reasonably be said to contain all of the nine players in the squad who won’t even get on the flight to Japan.
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.
Glasgow got back on track in the Guinness PRO14 with an eight-try, 50-0 rout of the Southern Kings and the returning young half-backs Adam Hastings and George Horne had a starring role.
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.