Sandy Smith takes a quick look at the rugby news as the lockdown goes on and on and on…..
So there it is: McKie is gone.
The rallied voices finally got what they were asking for, and the huddled masses at Murrayfield are looking at ‘Damage Limitation’. “More rugby!” comes the cry from McLauchlan and Allan Munro.
Rumours are bouncing around the media this week that there is some secret SRU conspiracy afoot to block Italian entry to the Magners League, and so in return a counter-conspiracy to boot the Scottish pro-teams out of the Magners has been mooted by the Welsh press.
“Scottish teams Edinburgh and Glasgow could be kicked out of the Magners League by their Welsh and Irish counterparts, Scrum V understands” is the quote. Key word being could. I could be a millionaire by next week, Scrum V, but it’s bloody unlikely. Would you write about that?
Oops. I think I just dignified it with a response.
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Also just to complete my public service announcements for the week here are the details for any of you thinking about grabbing some last minute tickets for the France game next weekend, there are still approx 8,000 tickets available:
Tickets can be bought now – in person from the Murrayfield Ticket Centre, via the 24-hour hotline on 0844 335 3933 or online at www.scottishrugby.org (there are no ticket sales on match day).
EXTENDED TICKET CENTRE OPENING HOURS
The Murrayfield Ticket Centre opening hours are as follows:
25-29 January – 9am – 5pm
Sat 30 January – 10am – 4pm
Sun 31 January – CLOSED
1-5 February – 9am – 8pm
Sat 6 February – 10am – 5pm
Sun 7 February – 9 am onwards collections only