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Podcast: Episode 173 – Parma Violets

On this week’s podcast Cammy, Craig, Iain and Jonny review Scotland’s loss to Italy, chat about the future of women’s rugby in Scotland and review the latest action from the Super 6. We also chat about Exeter’s racist hawk and why men in red trousers might the the root of rugby’s problems.

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11 Responses

  1. Is Fraser Dingwall injured? He’s not included in England’s 45-man training squad just announced. Maybe time for Toonie to give him another call, he’d be a good pick up for Scotland.

  2. He is as a good pick up, but how many more do we need ? Every position but 15 and 10 is a revolving door. How many more will we cap and dump.

    1. I mean it’s not, is it?

      We have fixed starters in 12 positions: Sutherland, Z Fagerson, Cummings, J Gray, Ritchie, Watson, M Fagerson, Price, Russell, VDM, Harris and Hogg. All these players are nailed on to start, if fit.

      At hooker we’ve had injuries to both Brown and McInally, leading to opportunities for Turner and Cherry.
      #14 is a straight shoot-out between Maitland and Graham.
      And then the 12 shirt belongs to Redpath and he’d have it sewn up if not for injury – which would be a gap Dingwall could potentially fill.

      1. Not sure I’d agree m fagerson is nailed on… most likely perhaps… and he is certainly growing into the role, no doubt about it, but I still think we will see some tinkering in that position before next World Cup.
        The rest I think ya have spot on

      2. That should sell it to Dingwall . You will be second fiddle to Redpath who is ‘fixed starter’ after 1 game and has player 30% less games in the Premiership. I doubt Mr D is as gullible or desperate as the original poster thinks he is.

      3. You are weirdly antagonistic TENC. Dingwall isn’t gullible or desperate, but he has captained Scotland u18s and has a Scottish father. Since he first appeared in England squads he hasn’t been capped but has seen others move ahead of him. I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t pursue international ambitions with Scotland if he isn’t confident of a long England test career. Like it or not there is much less competition for places in the Scotland squad.

      4. FF: Dingwall has also played for England U20 and he is born, schooled and lives in England. He has already chosen England. At 22 he has a few years yet to fulfil his ambition. I would rather players did not compromise ambition and choose Scotland.

  3. well the front row went fine but the kicking from the half backs a bit suspect. Big improvement once Ross T was on, sorry duncy.

    1. On that showing I would start Dobie and Thompson against Sharks. Apart from his customary support running line try I thought Horne was not at his best, especially his poor kicking.

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