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Podcast: Silver Saturday Special & Callum Gibbins


The podcast returns with a bumper Silver Saturday special. We speak to a finalist from each of the Plate, Bowl and Cup games to find out about their clubs and who to watch out for at Murrayfield this weekend. We caught up with the women and men of Oban Lorne, Watsonians, Glasgow University, Melrose, Ross Sutherland and Carrick to get a glimpse into their preparations for the big day.

Also on the podcast this week we speak to Glasgow Warriors cult favourite Callum Gibbins to find out how he’s found his first season in the Pro 14 and what he makes of the Scottish music scene.

Cammy and Iain also catch up on the latest contract merry go round at Glasgow and Edinburgh and draw some worrying conclusions about Gregor Townsends links with Pep Guardiola. The guys also chat about the 1872 Cup and devise a suitable punishment for a traitor in the ranks.

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The Scottish Rugby Podcast brings you the best in informal chat and discussion about Scottish Rugby. Each week during the season we put out a 40 minute podcast suitable for all listeners, covering all the latest news and key analysis of the big matches. 

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2 Responses

  1. Nice one this week enjoyed the interview with Gibbins.
    Also liked the comments of the week.

  2. Hugh Fraser played for Merchiston at the Leith 7s tournament at the weekend. I was (un)lucky enough to play against him. Shame he decided to step back from pro rugby.

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