Gregor Townsend insists Scotland have never been stronger as they prepare to jet out for the World Cup at almost full strength.
Huw Jones aims to bounce back from a difficult year by making himself “undroppable” for both Scotland and Glasgow Warriors.
Glasgow Warriors fans got a welcome Christmas present to at least partially make up for the 1872 Cup loss at Murrayfield with the news that Scotland centre Huw Jones has agreed a two-year deal to stay with the club.
Apologies to Andy Robinson, but if he is a little smug at still being the last Scotland head coach to plot victory over the Springboks in the wake of Saturday’s 26-20 loss at Murrayfield, he’s on his own.
Huw Jones has had “phenomenal moments” in a Scotland shirt and will bounce back from Saturday’s defensive lapses – some of which were not even entirely his fault, stressed Tommy Seymour.
It looked pretty conclusive on the scoreboard but Saturday’s inaugural Doddie Weir Cup in Cardiff was being spun as an opportunity missed by the Scotland coaching team and players.
For Huw Jones, the fabled Principality Stadium atmosphere is not something he recalls with any great fondness.
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 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.
Seeking solace for another defeat away in the Six Nations, most Scots leaving the Aviva Stadium with their shoulders slumped in disappointment pointed to the video board illustrating the scoreline and grimaced.