Tommy Seymour has become the second player to retire from international rugby with Scotland in the past week.
Two years after he signed with Edinburgh and was catapulted into the Scotland national team, Darryl Marfo has left the capital club to seek playing possibilities elsewhere.
Former Scotland captain John Barclay became the first of the World Cup veterans to call time on his international career yesterday, and in typically personal style.
Former Scotland captain John Barclay has announced his retirement from international rugby.
John Barclay can be a key leader for Edinburgh and he hasn’t given up his Scotland shirt just yet, head coach Richard Cockerill believes.
Scotland can’t score four tries against Russia until they’ve got one, two and three, and need to have patience and back themselves to get the five-point win they need to boost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final hopes, says John Barclay.
We’ve just hit three weeks in Japan in the press corps, but the team have been here for more than four now, and they seem to be battling to stave off tour boredom.
John Barclay found himself relegated to Scotland’s second-string after his Ireland horror show but hopes a stormer in Shizuoka could seal a return to Gregor Townsend’s top team for Sunday’s crucial World Cup showdown with Japan.
John Barclay says accusations that Scotland’s players look like they do not care have “hurt” the squad and has defended their right to enjoy their downtime.
John Barclay is happy to back at the World Cup and part of a back row trio that is “an area of strength” for Scotland.