They do say that revenge is a dish best served cold, and Edinburgh's determination to get one over their inter-city rivals from Glasgow on Saturday has certainly been strengthened by a four-month rest in the Murrayfield chiller.
Mark Bennett, the Glasgow Warriors centre, believes that Finn Russell's burgeoning talent as a top-level playmaker will help the club to cope with the loss of Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson next season.
On day two of his analysis of what needs to be done to save Scottish international rugby former national coach Frank Hadden explains the need to make the most of its raw material, drawn from a tiny talent pool.
Only a few seconds were left on the clock when Liam Steele dived over for Heriot's third and final try in the south-west corner of the ground, and the irony may not have been lost on the improvident burger van owner who had set up his stall only a few yards away.
The hosts were bidding for a remarkable seventh straight win in the Hawick Sevens at Mansfield Park on Saturday but their attempt foundered at the quarter-final stage, leaving the winners Melrose to take the headlines at Mansfield Park.
THE RaboDirect PRO12's bottom side, Italians Zebre, claimed their first victory over a Scottish team yesterday, inflicting a confidence-sapping defeat on Edinburgh ahead of Saturday's 1872 Cup derby with Glasgow at Scotstoun.
A muted occasion, not a patch on those great final days of a few years ago, but the backdrop will have done nothing to dampen Heriot's celebrations as they joined the elite rank of clubs who have now won the RBS Cup three times.