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Sarah Bonar will line up for Scotland against Ireland in the Six Nations opener in Donnybrook. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS

Six Nations: How Scotland lock Sarah Bonar went from rowing to rugby

If Sarah Bonar’s original choice of sport had continued according to plan, she would be looking forward to competing at the Olympic Games later this year as part of the Great Britain rowing squad. Instead, after swapping rowing for rugby, and her Olympic dream for a World Cup one, the Loughborough Lightning lock has her sights set firmly on Six Nations success with Scotland.

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Fijian forward Bill Mata's offloading artistry can can help give Edinburgh an edge against Glasgow. Picture: SNS/SRU.

Edinburgh’s Richard Cockerill refuses to be distracted by Warriors’slip

Judged on the outcome of each season, Glasgow have been a better team than Edinburgh for the past five years – but over that period, Edinburgh have lifted the 1872 Cup on four occasions. At first, that success could be written off as the act of a team who had learned to raise their game on the big occasion: a team who had learned to get the better of the Warriors but were nowhere near the same level of consistency.

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