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Podcast – Episode 65: Munstering


On this week’s podcast we chat to Rory Lawson about the Barbarians, his work as a commentator and the weekend’s Pro 14 games. Cammy and Iain also look back at the weekend’s European action.

Our Team: Scrum-Half

Greig Laidlaw - pic courtesy of Edinburgh Rugby/PA Images

Mike Blair has gone, Chris Cusiter is injured. Will we see Laidlaw and Pyrgos duelling for Scotland’s 9 shirt? Rory completes the XV.

Captain, My Captain

Tomorrow is a big day. In fact for some it is the first step towards their childhood dream. An extended 6 Nations training squad will be named and it is entirely likely that within the vanguard there will be a few fresh faces.

World Cup Squad Preview: Backs

The club season is done. The pro-team season is almost over, unless you happen to be challenging for a playoff place (hint: Edinburgh and Glasgow are not). All eyes turn now to the World Cup, at least in this part of the world.

Wanted: Scotland Captain 2011

Under Andy “Build A Score” Robinson Scotland have improved. Split hairs if you want, but things are certainly looking better than they did only three years ago. Even the most pessimistic of supporters (i.e. any Scotsman) has to admit that. Pressure, then, is steadily mounting for the 6N and the World Cup this summer.

Edinburgh find their Form

Edinburgh finally reversed the losing streak that has dogged them since the end of last season, and did so in some style against a Leinster team that boasted most of its all-star Lions (save for Nathan Hines) returning to action just in time for the start of the season, I mean um, the Heineken Cup.  […]

Scotland Claim Historic Win

Hopefully you were all watching the match as Scotland clinched a historic victory in Argentina at the weekend, but if you weren’t then you can see some highlights here.

Laying down the Law, son

Argentina 16 – 24 Scotland For once in recent Scottish rugby memory we are greeted – nay, even rewarded – by a final scoreline that reflects the actual game that preceded it. Based on the way they played, Scotland should have been the only team that won this match, although time has taught us this […]

Scotland Team To Face Argentina

Rory Lawson has been given the nod at 9 for Scotland, presumably to bring some Cusiter-style nuggetry to the half-backs in a side that is otherwise pretty similar to the sort we saw throughout the Six Nations.

More light…

Further gloom in the scrum half department as McMillan has picked up a training injury too, although he is expected to recover and Lawson may not be as bad as first feared. Interesting to see NZ have picked Carter and Smith in the centre for the warm up against Oz. Looking at their squad backs, […]

Thank goodness for strength in depth

Bad news for Scotland’s squad preparations for the “autumn” (it’s already winter here in the north) internationals came yesterday with announcements that scrum halves Chris Cusiter (thumb), Rory Lawson (ribs) and centre Graeme Morrison would all be unavailable. Luckily Mark McMillan is able to step into the breach – he’s been in form for Glasgow, […]

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