Scotland stand-off Dan Parks today announced his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
The Herald is reporting that Ruaridh Jackson will not be considered for selection for the opening matches of this year’s RBS Six Nations for Scotland.
In which we (well, I) take a look at the various Scotland matchups that took place over the first 1872 Cup leg, to see if things are any clearer for Andy Robinson, and I suppose his new “guru” Scott Johnson. Of course this is just how I saw it, so if you think differently please let us know in the comments section.
Glasgow announced earlier in the week that Sean Lamont is to join his brother Rory at the Warriors from next season, following a successful spell at Welsh region the Scarlets where he has played not only wing, but also centre and fullback. Indeed this year’s Six Nations went on to see Sean collect unexpected international honours in the centre, filling in for Graeme Morrison during the Six Nations where he proved an effective battering ram.
For every Gap Year student there is someone at home Skyping them the question “have you found yourself yet?” Risk is admirable but voyages of fortune hunting can caustically come at a cost. There is a rather famous bumper sticker out there that proclaims “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” For rugby playing Scots currently abroad it is a case of mixed fortunes and tough lessons.
As of Friday Scotland utility back Rory Lamont was released from his French club Toulon by mutual consent. He was citing lack of game time whilst his employers claimed he had distanced himself from the rest of the squad and was just not interacting.
It appears that Lamont enjoyed himself very little while he was in France. When the news broke of his release he said on Twitter: “I want to play for Scotland and I have to find a club where I can play more rugby – and I promise it will not be in France!