Dave Denton's involvement in Scotland's RBS Six Nations Championship campaign looks to be over as a result of a knee injury suffered during Edinburgh's defeat by the Scarlets in Llanelli on Friday, writes Kevin Ferrie.
F or those who might have wondered if his first-half score against England last month showed the full range of Sean Maitland's talents, there is a comprehensive tribute reel on YouTube that shows beyond all doubt that he can indeed run in tries from more than three yards out.
There was a spell this season when DTH van der Merwe looked as if he would dominate Glasgow Warriors' try-scoring just as Tim Visser, the man recruited by Edinburgh at the same time as he arrived in Scotland has been doing at the other end of the M8.
MICHAEL BRADLEY'S final contribution to Scottish rugby could be to help Glasgow in their quest for a play-off place, but the outgoing Edinburgh head coach says motivation to beat Scarlets in Llanelli tonight – and perhaps another top-four contender in Ulster later this month – comes from closer to home.
At the very moment when William Webb Ellis first demonstrated his glorious disregard for the rules, picked up the ball and ran with it, it is easy to imagine a couple of grumpy old punters on the Rugby School touchline shaking their heads like the Muppets' Waldorf and Statler as they voiced the opinion that the selfish wee bugger should have kicked for the corner instead.
He may have witnessed the beginnings of an attempted coup, but the previously undisputed leader of Glasgow Warriors liked what he saw as his second-in-command led them to a crucial victory at Scotstoun last weekend.
DESPITE seeing two of his fellow coaches declared surplus to requirements after a season of unmitigated disaster, Neil Back, the man in charge of the Edinburgh forwards, has expressed interest in succeeding Michael Bradley as the head coach.
E ver since he moved from Cartha Queen's Park to Ayr, Kenny Murray's restless quest for improving standards have reaped a rich dividend for the Millbrae club, who have just won their second RBS Premiership title in five years after enduring more than a century without having won any national honours.
Scott Johnson reckons his men pulled off rugby's version of "rope-a-dope" and, while he believes his men are now title contenders, he admitted they were fortunate not to be knocked out in double quick time at Murrayfield yesterday.