Podcast: Episode 115 – Unplugged

This week’s episode was broadcast live on Facebook as part of our preparations for our Big Club Dinner on 24 July.

We caught up with the latest news from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Super 6 and looked at the chances of seeing international rugby this side of Christmas. Elsewhere we looked at the future of the Sevens side and Iain tells us how many hours he had to work in Sports Direct in order to afford a bundle of Donnay socks.

The podcast will be available for download as usual on the normal podcast apps and you can listen to it below. The “live” podcast features a one off segment called “Scottish People Reacting To American People Reacting To Rugby Videos” that is not available on the audio podcast. You can watch it back on our Facebook page.

Live Podcast: Big Club Dinner Dress Rehearsal

Dress rehearsal for our Big Club Dinner

Posted by Scottish Rugby Blog on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

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14 comments on “Podcast: Episode 115 – Unplugged

  1. TheSmidge on

    In the discussion about possible test matches before the end of the year, you forgot that it is fairly important that we do play one…in order to capture messrs Kebble, Van der Merwe and Van der Walt before the residency requirement jumps from 3 to 5 years on 1st January 2021. Ireland will be keen to get James Lowe capped, so I imagine at the very least they would be up for a “friendly”.

  2. Eli Walker on

    Gatlands Chiefs have a record of 0 wins – 4 losses. That record against Southern Hemisphere opposition is coming along nicely i must say.

    Glad we have him as the lions coach.

    • Tam cam Bell on

      I am sure he will learn from his mistakes !

      Gatland was 12 years in charge of Wales, 151 tests, and 6, Six Nations Titles. As a lions coach he has won 3 ,lost 2 , drawn one. Geech won 6, lost 6. He is not going to better that. Jim Telfer won 2 lost 5. Source :Rugbypass.

      If not Gatland , then who ?

      • Eli Walker on

        Scotland Team i would like to see tried out. Thoughts ?

        Rory Sutherland
        Fraser Brown
        Zander Fagerson
        Jonny Gray
        Sam Skinner
        Jamie Ritchie
        Hamish Watson
        Blade Thomson

        Ali Price
        Finn Russell
        Duhan Van Der Merve
        Sam Johnson
        Matt Scott
        Sean Maitland
        Stuart Hogg

        Stuart Mcinally
        Oli Kebble
        Simon Berghan
        Grant Gilchrist
        Magnus Bradbury
        Adam Hastings
        Rory Hutchison
        Darcy Graham

        Matt Scott at 13 based on Toony wanting a good defender. I think Scott can offers more in attack with strike line and distrubution to the back 3, is on par in defense with Harris.

        I have decided to leave out a specialist 9 on the bench. Towsend does not trust Horne enough to give him significant game time, so it’s a wasted spot. I would rather have that one odd occasion where Price gets injured and we lose the match, than have lots of games not using anyone. This gives us perfect utility for the rest of the back line.

      • FF on

        No SH is daft as this is one position that rarely completes 80 minutes. The reason being that the SH runs further than just about any other player in the pitch and if he is fatigued and slow to the breakdown the whole attack slows up. So it is routine to replace them before the end of the match.

  3. FF on

    Looks like Laporte has confirmed the 6N has found a deal with CVC, it was announced at the French union’s AGM.

    Probably a step closer to losing the 6N from free to air. Rugby pass says the combined CVC deals for 6N and Pro14 will benefit SRU about £30m a year.

  4. Csc on

    Good selection EW. Combination of speed, skill, aggression and sheer bloody mindedness. Strange about Horne, but GT undoubtly has a blind spot with some players when it comes to who plays and doesn’t.

  5. john on

    No far away from mine…….ish

    No replacement SH is wrong

    Blade T is struggling with concussion & has done nothing to suggest he deserves a spot in the match day squad.

    Haining, H. Jones/Steyn, Crosbie, Nel, Horne in
    Bradbury, Berghan, Thomson, Scott, Hutchinson out

  6. Scrummo on

    I’d like to see a team of:


    Kebble, McInally/Brown, Nel, Gray, Watson/Ritchie, Horne, VDW, Steyn.

    Not 100% our best side with one of Watson or Ritchie on the bench but I really want to see Crosbie in a Scotland shirt. Happy with any of the centres.

    • Warks Scot on

      Always like to see a good line out operator in the back row and Ritchie does well there, bit like Barclay & Wilson did before. Not seen enough of Haining & Crosbie in action to know if they can also fill that role.
      I assume your 23 is in anticipation of capping VDM, VDW & Kebble, otherwise it’s a bit tough on Hastings. Agree re centres, think Harris can do a good job and gets way too much criticism. Squad should get some more depth in key areas if we cap the three project players, though could still do with a few more options in the front row.

  7. john on

    Morning Scrummo…..Not 100% our best side with one of Watson or Ritchie on the bench but I really want to see Crosbie in a Scotland shirt……agree wholeheartedly with this. I’ve watched Crosbie & I reckon he can be a really important player for Scotland, his aggressiveness and ability to “physically engage” 2 or 3 opponents (creating space for Russell & Hogg) could be very useful indeed.

  8. SlowWalk90 on

    Looks like Maitland has confirmed he’ll be playing second tier rugby next season with a 2 year contract at Saracens. He’s been a great player for us, but it’s hard to see him getting selected ahead of VDM and Darcy if he’s not playing at a competitive level.


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