Welcome Back

Al, of course! Who did you think I meant? Dan who?

Welcome also to Gregor who has joined us to keep an eye on rugby happenings on the West Coast, no doubt he’ll have something for you soon, bios of all our punditry team can be found on the About Page.

Injury update to the Scotland Squad: big Jim Hamilton has jumped straight into the match XV to replace Nathan Hines who has not recovered sufficiently from a calf injury. Perhaps it is felt that it is still to early to chuck Richie Gray (who remains on the bench) in after only 10 minutes at test level, but I would think he might get a shot again on Saturday to keep building his experience. In days of yore we could have chucked him and Jackson in against Italy for a bit of craic, but now every game is must win and Italy no longer the “easy” game…