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Just a few weeks after Dollar Academy's hugely-successful rugby coach John Foster retired, the school has engineered a major coup by persuading former Edinburgh boss Rob Moffat to replace him.
THE SCOTTISH Rugby Union's ability to develop and hold on to young talent is now firmly under the microscope with news that promising youngsters Alex Blair and Fraser Brown have had their contracts terminated at Edinburgh and centre Mark Bennett is heading to France.
GLASGOW have lost out to reigning French top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne in the battle to sign promising Ayrshire teenager Mark Bennett.
EDINBURGH have released a second Blair brother with promising young talent Alex Blair following David out of the club after his contract was terminated due to injury.
THE SCOTTISH Rugby Union is to have talks with London Scottish after the club's promotion on Saturday to the English Championship increased their potential to become Scotland's 'third pro club'.
EDINBURGH'S forgotten scrum-half Ross Samson has been handed a tremendous opportunity to kick-start his career with Aviva Premiership club London Irish.
EDINBURGH winger Tim Visser flew back from Dublin on an early-morning flight yesterday after being lauded as the Mag-ners League top winger hoping to meet a coach with the man-management skills necessary to revitalise the Scottish club.
EDINBURGH and Glasgow players are among the frontrunners for the Magners League try of the season prize, it was revealed last night.
MELROSE stand-off Scott Wight is to train with Glasgow next week as coach Sean Lineen considers adding the 25-year-old to his squad for next season.
BERNARDO Stortoni will experience the sandy plain of Firhill for the last time tonight, before the popular internationalist signs off from Glasgow and a professional rugby career to become a gaucho back on the pampas of his native Argentina.
TIM Visser has been a consistent bright spot in the last two seasons with Edinburgh and a year ahead of him becoming available for Scotland through a residency qualification, the big Dutch winger is delighted to improve on his first season by claiming a new Magners League try-scoring record.
EDINBURGH have added another talented young stand-off to their squad for next season by signing 20-year-old Currie player Matt Scott for their 'elite development squad' and duly handed the new coaching staff major selection issues.
GLASGOW supporters are gearing up for a big send-off to some of the club's greatest players tomorrow night, and the players have also acknowledged that the final home match of the season against Scarlets will be an emotional affair.
MAGNERS are poised to end their sponsorship of the Celtic League at the end of this season, and Italian car giant Fiat is believed to be one of the front-runners to take over.
SEAN Lineen tried to insist that the positives outweighed the negatives as he looked back on Glasgow's frustratingly narrow Magner's League defeat.
THE presence of Chris Cusiter wasn't enough to inspire Glasgow to victory in a tense and untidy encounter in Italy.
EDINBURGH might have very little to play for in their final three games of this season so far as league position is concerned, but there is a far more fundamental issue at stake which should be preying on the minds of everyone involved with the club.
Ireland international Alan Quinlan is to retire from professional rugby at the end of this season. Quinlan won 27 caps and was a key part of Munster's two Heineken Cup-winning campaigns in 2006 and 2008, in addition to helping them gain domestic league title success.