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Keeping an eye out for Scotland’s up and coming rugby stars

Weekend Roundup

Richie Gray on the charge for Scotland - pic © Al Ross/Novantae Photography

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We’re a bit light on the news front this weekend with the pro-teams out of European action, although there is plenty going on around the country in the club game.

Ruaridh Jackson has signed a contract extension at Glasgow, while Edinburgh have snapped up FOSROC Academy lock Jamie Hodgson for his first pro contract.

Scotland Women announced they will play two Autumn tests away from home for the first time with a mini-tour to South Africa – ranked one place above them globally. It should be a great development experience for them and one which will hopefully pay dividends come next year’s Six Nations.

Good luck to the Scots left in Euro action: Sean Maitland (Saracens) and Richie Gray (Toulouse) are the two to keep an eye on in the top competition. Greig Laidlaw (Clermont bench) and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (starts for Quins) will go head to head in the Challenge Cup again – arguably Sam hasn’t been the same since the last time they met…

If you’re interested, reader and commenter Sam has sent us over his Depth Chart for the whole of Scottish Rugby (PDF) including the pro teams. Feel free to debate, correct etc. Thanks Sam!

Enjoy the Easter break, if you’re getting one…