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Podcast: Series 4 Episode 2: Little Frank

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This week Cammy is joined by Iain Hay and Brodie to look ahead to Scotland against Wales in the opening game of the Six Nations. We also introduce our new resident agony uncle and find out where Dougie Donnelly’s been getting lucky.

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7 Responses

  1. Nice show lads, for The Fall – player link how about Gavin Henson & ‘Curious Orange’?
    Re the SFA move to Murrayfield the income for the SRU would surely be substantial and attractive?

  2. Good work gents. Interesting, large Jim Hamilton seemed pretty convinced Matt Scott was heading to Edinburgh. Don’t have a problem with Scott at Edinburgh, they don’t have that many inside centres aside from Burleigh.

  3. I think the Welsh players are on incredible form at the moment and at home you’ve got to fancy them but one advantage we(Scotland) have is that our captain plays with 10 of their starting line-up on a weekly basis and if their is anyone knows their weakness’s and how to exploit them at this level it should be him. Especially considering Parkes, Patchell and Evans have barely any international experience

  4. Matt Scott would be a great signing for Edinburgh. The long term goal of Scottish professional rugby should be for both clubs to compete at the top end of the Pro14 and europe – that’s the best way to secure interest in the sport and improve the long term future of our national team – and Matt Scott is a huge upgrade on Burleigh and Dean and a player who would allow Edinburgh to compete.

    Imagine a backline of ; 9. Hidalgo-Clyne 10. Van Der Waalt 11. Graham 12. Scott 13. Bennett 14. Van Der Mewe 15. Kinghorn. Maybe not the same level of Glasgow’s back 7 but with the young talents of Kinghorn and Darcy Graham and the experience of Hidalgo-Clyne, Scott and Bennett it certainly would be more of a weapon next season. And with front row options including; Dell, Marfo, Sutherland, McInally, Ford, Nel, McCallum, a 2nd row of Toolis and Gilchrist and back row options including; Barclay, Watson, Du Preez, Crosbie, Ritchie and Bradburry you would expect them to compete right at the top of the pro 14 next season.

    Just a question of whether he wants to come but he’s a Dunfermline lad born and bred in Scotland desperate to play for his national side. He’s seen despite his phenomenal try scoring start at Gloucester how quickly it is for a English/French team to dump one of their overseas players after a few issues and with the world cup coming up maybe like Bennett he wants to go somewhere where he will be treated well and be 1st choice. If his Edinburgh contract keeps him at Edinburgh until he is roughly 30/31 he will still have a big contract left whilst he is in a peak and hopefully be in a far better situation then he currently is in and therefore more likely to get better offers from bigger clubs with more money.

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