From scottishrugby.org: Scotland’s rugby clubs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals for a radical reshape of the domestic league programme which will shorten the season, reduce travel costs, help clubs to grow the game and retain players.
According to STV news Joe Ansbro, Hugo Southwell and Rory Lamont will all sit out this weekend’s game with Ireland due to injury. Unlike the England Internationals, our exiles were back in action this weekend and Joe picked up a head knock after a collision with Butch James, he has been rested from training as a routine precaution and is unlikely to feature.
As Welsh legend Gareth Thomas tells all in America there have been a few revelations on our own soil. Brace yourself for the Scottish rugby version of the New Years honour list…
A pretty strong squad of sevens veterans has been chosen to represent Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October. Also in the mix are the currently unattached Dave Callam and Edinburgh’s new signings Alex Blair and Stuart McInally – so we won’t be seeing them playing for the capital men too early this season one imagines.
Scotland 7s squad: Mike Adamson (Glasgow Hawks), Alex Blair (Edinburgh), David Callam (Unattached), Scott Forrest (Ayr), Chris Fusaro Glasgow Warriors), John Houston (Edinburgh), Lee Jones (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Scott Newlands (Edinburgh), Hefin O’Hare (Glasgow Warriors), Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Turnbull (Edinburgh)
Reserve players: Struan Dewar (Edinburgh), Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), James King (Edinburgh), Scott Riddell (Blaydon)