Not content with the front row insights we usually get, we let our regular commenter Scrummo loose on the squad. Here are his thoughts…
Gregor Townsend has picked a 40-man training squad for the Six Nations as Scotland look to continue their good form from the autumn.
Rory puts the final squad together and looks at the weak spots in his selections following the position by position approach. Might Gregor Townsend choose a different route?
Edinburgh have a home quarter final to play for in the Challenge Cup (Fri) while Dave Rennie is giving youth a chance for the visit to Leinster (Sun) with Glasgow out of contention in the Champions Cup.
Having looked at the perilous state of the front row and how Scotland are looking elsewhere in the pack, attention turns now to the backline.
Rory Baldwin takes a look at form, fitness and the injuries to the forwards ahead of the Six Nations. Some areas are frightening, while some prove reassuringly comfortable.
Iain Hay watches as Glasgow visit Parma with the aim of a 5 point win and no injuries, and come away successful. Well, almost.
Torrid conditions at Myreside did not deter Edinburgh from dominating the Southern Kings and picking up a winning bonus point. Rory Baldwin looks on.
Dave Rennie has put a pretty strong team together for the visit to Zebre in Parma over the weekend with a new midfield pairing of Nick Grigg and Huw Jones.
Mark Bennett will finally make his Edinburgh debut, appearing at Myreside against the Southern Kings at tomorrow night.
Happy New Year to you, the lovely Scottish Rugby Blog reader.
Edinburgh and Glasgow met in the second leg of the 1872 Cup to do battle in our final game of the 2017. It was eventful, but never really got going, writes Rory Baldwin.
Edinburgh have been plunged into a second prop crisis of the season after Simon Berghan was banned for six weeks.