Rory puts the final squad together and looks at the weak spots in his selections following the position by position approach. Might Gregor Townsend choose a different route?
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Having looked at the perilous state of the front row and how Scotland are looking elsewhere in the pack, attention turns now to the backline.
Rory Baldwin takes a look at form, fitness and the injuries to the forwards ahead of the Six Nations. Some areas are frightening, while some prove reassuringly comfortable.
Iain Hay watches as Glasgow visit Parma with the aim of a 5 point win and no injuries, and come away successful. Well, almost.
Torrid conditions at Myreside did not deter Edinburgh from dominating the Southern Kings and picking up a winning bonus point. Rory Baldwin looks on.
Dave Rennie has put a pretty strong team together for the visit to Zebre in Parma over the weekend with a new midfield pairing of Nick Grigg and Huw Jones.
Mark Bennett will finally make his Edinburgh debut, appearing at Myreside against the Southern Kings at tomorrow night.
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