Edinburgh toiled a little at times but got their fourth win of the Guinness PRO14 season ultimately with some comfort in a defensive struggle against Dragons at BT Murrayfield.
Scotland 36 Georgia 9: Jamie Ritchie a doubt for Japan as sloppy Scots still score six tries in Japan farewell
Scotland back rower Jamie Ritchie was having a facial injury checked in hospital last night with his chances of making the plane for the Rugby World Cup in doubt as Scotland comfortably won their final warm-up game against Georgia.
Scotland have picked a strong side for their send-off game prior to the Rugby World Cup with what could be the first look at a new and potentially first-choice centre partnership.
Scotland bounced back from their trouncing last week in Nice to beat the French, but it was a battle won with sheer resilience and included what looked like a serious injury to a key man in their plans for the World Cup in Japan.
Greig Laidlaw has become the safety valve for when things go wrong for Scotland, and he’s called on to steady the ship again in the second Rugby World Cup preparation game at BT Murrayfield.
Three defensive calamities by Scotland gave Ireland all the ammunition they required to get back on track and inflict the first away win at Murrayfield in the Guinness 6 Nations for three years.
The wind that swirls around the bowl of BT Murrayfield could be to Scotland’s advantage today in their Guinness 6 Nations clash with Ireland, if it’s as strong as forecast.
Edinburgh 23 Glasgow Warriors 7: Edinburgh take Christmas gifts to secure another deserved 1872 Cup win
Opportunistic Edinburgh scored their two tries on Duhan van der Merwe interceptions but wholly deserved another 1872 Cup win over their rivals Glasgow at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh finally made good on their big scrum and forward advantage for the full bonus point win over Newcastle to give their Heineken Champions Cup qualification chances a real lift.
George Watson’s College 15 High School of Dundee 5: Brave High boys go down with heads held high in Murrayfield final
The High School of Dundee’s young team battled bravely on the big pitch at BT Murrayfield but eventually went down to defeat as George Watson’s College won the Scottish Schools Under-16 Cup for a second successive year.