Alan Solomons is likely to rest some of his Edinburgh players for next Sunday's return Heineken Cup match against Gloucester after suggesting that their involvement in Scotland's November Test programme had taken the edge off their performances.
Australia proved too strong for Scotland Under-19 in yesterday's match at Myreside but the Scots, who fielded a majority of under-18 players, were far from outplayed as demonstrated by the narrow try advantage of 2-1.
Having made nine changes to his starting line-up ahead of Friday's 29-20 Heineken Cup loss to Cardiff at the Arms Park, Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend seems certain to wield the knife again ahead of the return fixture next weekend.
England's rugby clubs have confirmed they will not renege on their refusal to take part in a revamped Heineken Cup next season, despite their French counterparts opting last week to abandon plans to breakaway.
GREIG LAIDLAW, the Edinburgh captain, has issued an emphatic message to his capital teammates to remind them that tomorrow's Heineken Cup Pool 6 tie with Gloucester at Murrayfield is a must-win game if they are to keep their European dreams alive this season.