Ali Price is “in great nick, really fit and really lean” as he attempts to put a poor 2018 behind him returning to the Glasgow Warriors starting lineup in Bloemfontein.
Dave Rennie sees Peter Horne as a 10 in his own right but also as a “minder” and organiser outside whoever is playmaker for Glasgow Warriors.
The log-jam of Glasgow Warriors’ three Scotland scrum-halves has been solved with Henry Pyrgos the man who moves along the M8 to Edinburgh.
Dave Rennie finds it amusing that Edinburgh will be cheering for the Glasgow Warriors in Belfats tonight, but the focus of his team is entirely on doing themselves the maximum of good rather than helping their fellow Scots.
Even if the humiliation in Cardiff is going to sting for a long time, Scotland under Gregor Townsend are not going to change – and nor should they.
Mike Blair believes Ali Price or Greig Laidlaw will be effective starting or coming off the bench for Scotland as the former captain upped the pressure on the selection team ahead of the NatWest Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
It will be “easy” to replicate the atmosphere inside Murrayfield as Scotland look to close their Autumn Test series with victory over Australia, believes scrum-half Ali Price.
After a mostly successful tour and various training camps reflecting his usual thoroughness, Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend probably had a clear idea of his best team for his first home games in charge in the forthcoming Autumn Test Series.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is out of the three-match Autumn Test series after suffering his second major injury this year.
Tiny margins make big victories. Scotland’s 29-13 win over Wales and the 20-0 second half domination looks like an overwhelming victory on the stat sheet.