Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


Normal Service Resumes (in the background)

It can’t always be the glamour of playing Samoa in the middle of the North Sea for the stars of Scottish rugby. Several of the moustachioed Scotland A boys will return to earth with a small bump this weekend (just like giant muscle-bound snowflakes) as they line up to face Connacht in the usual half-empty Murrayfield. Still, we can hope that a resumption of normal service also means Tim Visser scoring lots of tries.

Edinburgh team to face Connacht: Paterson, Thompson, Cairns, Houston, Visser, D Blair, Laidlaw, Traynor, Kelly, Young, Hamilton, McKenzie, Talei, Grant (capt), McInally
Replacements: Gillies, Cross, Niven, S Turnbull, Newlands, Samson, Grove, A Turnbull

K.o: 1905

In a fairly crass bit of mis-scheduling, Glasgow take on Cardiff on Saturday (13:30) too, no word on the team yet.

As the BBC will have a hard enough time convincing people to watch the Samoa test on Saturday, needless to say neither of these games are on the TV schedules.

UPDATE: Here is the Glasgow Team

Glasgow XV v Cardiff: Stortoni; O’Hare, Aramburu, Murchie, Shaw; Gregor, Pyrgos; Welsh,Thomson, Kalman, Muldowney,   Kellock (C), Harley,Forrester,Wilson

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  2. Clark Kent, Kentishman, Man of Kent, or just Ah Kent yer Faither?
    Do you think Samoa play much rugby in the snow?
    I’m in Brazil, going to watch the Scotland match on ESPN Brasil at 9pm local time (= 1a.m. Sunday in Aberdeen).

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