Scotland are welcoming players back to the fold as the injury crisis abates but putting the returnees back in immediately without much game-time is a “needs must” in certain positions, admitted assistant coach Danny Wilson.
Ireland will have an “aftershock” after being bullied against England and remain an enormous challenge for Scotland, believes prop Allan Dell.
Scotland are set to be without first-choice tight-head WP Nel for Saturday’s 6 Nations meeting with champions Ireland in yet another injury blow but should see several experienced men returning to duty.
Stuart Hogg believes Scotland can achieve something “incredibly special” by winning their first Six Nations title on the eve of the 2019 championship.
Edinburgh welcome back two very different players looking to put injury-hit seasons behind them as they face the tough task of Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.
WP Nel is only looking for a concerted run of games again after a tough two years that had him questioning his future.
Scotland have added six players to a revised squad for the build-up to Saturday’s Calcutta Cup game against England in the NatWest 6 Nations.
George Turner’s last six months have been “amazing”, all the more so because the previous three years were such a nightmare.
Gregor Townsend knows the Scots likely to get calls to join the British and Irish Lions if injuries befall then in New Zealand – and they’ll go with new Scotland head coach’s full blessing.
World Rugby will slam the door shut on “project players” as expected – but have left it ajar for the next three and a half years.