Gregor Townsend admits he was left “really surprised” by the late scrum penalty handed to Japan against Samoa which means the World Cup hosts could still progress from Pool A even if they lose Sunday’s crucial showdown with Scotland.
Darcy Graham is still buzzing for more opportunities, even after winning his Rugby World Cup spurs against Samoa.
How creative can Scotland be to protect precious energy in the short turnaround between the two remaining games of their Rugby World Cup pool?
Richard Cockerill believes “massive” games are still to come in this season, but it didn’t feel that way in the aftermath of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final.
Every test Darcy Graham has been handed this season he’s passed, and the Edinburgh flier is handed another “roll of the dice” examination by Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill for today’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Munster at Murrayfield.
Plucky, proud Scotland. Maybe we’re not all so sick of it after all.
Darcy Graham can’t even bring himself to think about fulfilling his dream of running out at Murrayfield, but the livewire wing is ready for his first start if it comes against Wales.
All is so rosy in the garden at Edinburgh right now that ever-combative head coach Richard Cockerill was even seen grinning at the touchline at the end of Saturday night’s comprehensive 36-0 win over the Southern Kings.
Adam Hastings is not a replacement for Finn Russell, but a genuine rival for the Scotland No 10 shirt, and he’ll get ample opportunity to prove it during the Autumn Tests.
Darcy Graham’s heart is his greatest attribute, taking him into the Edinburgh first XV in Europe and into the discussion for the Scotland squad.