Back in February Sean Maitland’s career appeared to be falling apart but it’s turned full circle for the wing who will return to the Scotland line-up for Saturday’s Autumn Test against Australia at BT Murrayfield.
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Greig Laidlaw says Scotland have adjusted their preparation specifically to hit the ground running as they launch the international season against Australia at BT Murrayfield in the first Autumn Test on Saturday.
Peter Horne has played more at 10 than at his usual position of 12 this season, but he’s not made the complete transition quite yet.
The motivation for Scotland against Australia after last year’s Rugby World Cup Final is not injustice but the knowledge that they had their own fate in their hands, believes assistant coach Matt Taylor.
Glasgow have four key men back from Vern Cotter’s Scotland squad for tonight’s visit to the Scarlets as they attempt to stay close to the top of the PRO12 before the Autumn Tests.
Vern Cotter certainly likes a double openside formation in his Scotland back row, and Hamish Watson is set on making it a three-way argument.
Greig Laidlaw is grateful for Vern Cotter’s influence in improving his game, but plans to keep on captaining Scotland once the current head coach moves on.
Gregor Townsend’s backroom team will follow him from Glasgow Warriors to Scotland while two of the national coaching team will make the return trip when Scottish Rugby’s musical chairs takes hold next June.
So know we know. Maybe.
Kevin Bryce was good enough as a hooker to get called up for the Rugby World Cup, but Scotland head coach Vern Cotter continually dropping hints changed his career path.