Please register or log in to comment on this article. No doubt most of this rugby is of the kind that is commonly called recreational, but then most rugby everywhere is still happily recreational — played for fun and enjoyment — even, I dare say, in New Zealand. This offers evidence of the remarkable growth of rugby in the north-east. Likewise who would then have thought that Shetland, Orkney and Caithness would have clubs playing in regional leagues and that there would be rugby clubs all down the west coast and in some of the Hebridean islands. These will be held at 24 clubs and schools. These clubs depend for their very existence on the enthusiasm of volunteers and without them our resources at the top level would be thinner than they are.
Amelia. Age: 29.
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Lennox. Age: 25.
Six Nations Gregor Townsend says 'door always open' for Finn Russell, but he must reflect on actions. There have been real improvements in the selection probably and preparation certainly of our age-group teams. On the contrary, we were only three points behind going into the last quarter of the match. To have no semi-pro club in Glasgow and none north of the Forth, while there are three in Edinburgh, makes little sense to me and no sense at all to many.