Dundonian Alan has played rugby all over the world for various teams including Dundee High School, Heriot's and the Scottish Club International. Now writing from London he covers all issues international and unreported.
Several voices in England want a ‘meritocracy’ in the Heienken Cup. This is noble and sweet, but first the playing field must be levelled and an English review deliberated over. Oh, and don’t forget the Amlin Cup…
Alan Dymock looks at a drookit night when Glasgow Warriors traded errors with Ulster. The problem he finds is that Glasgow’s mistakes were closer to their sticks and Ulster were bossing breakdowns and lineout drives.
The professional players and coaches have the chance to learn from World Cup winning, Super 15 conquering coach Wayne Smith next month. Will this actually benefit other levels of rugby during his visit, though?