For Huw Jones, the fabled Principality Stadium atmosphere is not something he recalls with any great fondness.
Autumn Tests 2018
Allan Dell considered giving up rugby during last year’s season-long injury nightmare but the Edinburgh prop is back and firing at almost full power ahead of the Autumn Tests.
Scotland’s players want to make what mark they can to honour Doddie Weir when they play in the contest named after him in Cardiff this weekend – even if there’s no contribution for the millions of profits going to the Scotland hero’s foundation, says assistant coach Mike Blair.
Having five quality international scrum-halves makes for constant pressure to keep improving – and that’s a good thing, believes Henry Pyrgos.
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.