Argentinean international Juan Pablo Socino cannot wait to play against his brother Santiago and Newcastle Falcons later in the year, but for now, all of his focus is on making sure Edinburgh Rugby get off to a good start in the Heineken Champions Cup.
With European rugby set to return in a couple of weeks, Scottish correspondent Gary Heatly attended the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin and he chatted to both Glasgow and Edinburgh ahead of the new campaign.
“…There’s 35 seconds to go, this is the one… it’s coming back for Jonny Wilkinson; he drops for World Cup glory…
“It’s up, it’s over, he’s done it! Jonny Wilkinson is England’s hero, yet again… England have just won the World Cup.”
World Cup Winner Bryan Habana has admitted that the change of nationality for Munster’s South African-born flanker CJ Stander is a real “loss” for the Boks, after the news broke that the forward has now qualified to play for Ireland through residency.
Leinster's Gordon D'Arcy insists he'll pursue the Rabo Pro12 with the same hunger he would the Heineken Cup after their quarter-final, 29-14, loss to Toulon. After years of trophy-less seasons, D'Arcy is now focused on securing a second Pro12 title in consecutive seasons.