Scotland legend and Calcutta Cup-winning captain Peter 'PC' Brown near his home in Dunbar. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Interview: Calcutta Cup hero Peter Brown on a father’s sons

On the train to Dunbar, the headline on a discarded newspaper not so much catches my eye as pummels it: “Tennis coach father starved his daughters to turn them into Wimbledon champs, court told.” Half an hour later, in the uppermost part of his house, Peter Brown is describing an altogether different kind of parenting for little sporting proteges.

Six Nations
Prop Gary Strain scored twice for Hawks

Hawks 53 - 29 Gala: Forwards march Glasgow on

The fact that seven of eight tries scored by Glasgow Hawks in this comfortable but not completely convincing victory came from the forwards (with five scored by front-rowers and the other two through No.8 pick-ups) tells the story of this match.

Club Rugby
The play of Scotland stand-off Finn Russell is reminiscent of illustrious predecessors Gregor Townsend and John Rutherford. Picture: SNS

Allan Massie: Finn Russell raises my hopes for Scotland

Unquenched by experience, hope springs eternal in the Scottish rugby supporter’s breast. It has had to. Things would have been intolerable otherwise in the long winter we have lived through since that joyous day in Paris when Scotland ran riot against France and won the last Five Nations title.That was in 1999, when Zander Fagerson wasn’t yet in primary school, and when, for all I know, Finn Russell had not yet handled a rugby ball.

Glasgow Warriors
Melrose's Austin Lockington

Melrose 57 - 17 Gala: Borders clubs miles apart

Geographically Melrose and Gala are only three miles apart but yesterday, in rugby terms, the gap between the two sides was of the yawning variety as the championship leaders inflicted a crushing defeat on their neighbours.

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