Somehow we’ve made it T2G’s 13th annual Bungs, our (largely unchanged down the years) celebration of the year’s golf.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend continues to have faith the crunch match with Japan will take place on Sunday in Yokohama when Typhoon Hagibis will have blown through and calm weather is expected.
Henry Pyrgos was lying in bed under the weather when the call came from Gregor Townsend to get himself packed and on a plane to Japan, but the Edinburgh scrum-half is used to these quick summons across the world.
Glasgow’s approach to La Rochelle at Scotstoun on Saturday hasn’t even considered whether the French side put out their best team after suffering defeat to the Warriors in Western France last week.
Scotland are out of the Rugby World Cup and Japan deservedly through the quarter-finals after the host nation’s dynamic and entertaining game won the last and maybe best of the pool games in this competition.
Adam Hastings’s brief World Cup debut against Samoa on Monday made history as he and dad Gavin became the first son and a father to both play in a Rugby World Cup, but he expects maybe a little more game-time with Scotland daunting double-header up next.
Solheim Cup 2019@ Georgia Hall and Charley Hull can’t wait to play for captain Catriona at Gleneagles
Georgia Hall was quite taken aback when told Catriona Matthew had said she would consider a Solheim Cup win as captain at Gleneagles on native soil as bigger than even her Women’s British Open win.
Darcy Graham will make his first Edinburgh appearance of the season against a “fully loaded” Wasps at BT Murrayfield tonight as the capital side seek to get their European Challenge Cup campaign back on track.
Magnus Bradbury had eight or nine days off after the “mental rollercoaster” that was his Rugby World Cup experience, but even that was too long for the big back rower.
Scotland can expect to come off against Russia to waiting ice-baths, “recovery skins”, supplements and every form of science to help them recover for Japan four days later.