Richie Gray hopes that the move to Exeter Chiefs will see his younger brother Jonny take his game to the next level and propel himself into Warren Gatland’s thoughts for next year’s British & Irish Lions tour.
Their 24-hour fitness challenge does not take place until later this month, but already young Scottish rugby players Charlie Brett and Toby Gray have raised over 200 per cent of the charity fundraising target they have set themselves.
All rugby players have had to adapt to different ways of training to keep themselves ticking over for when the sport does eventually return - and for one of Shale Sharks’ newest recruits Nicola Howat, that has meant workouts on her family farm.
When Molly Wright arrived in Scotland from New Zealand - via a stint in London to work within the NHS in early 2017- playing rugby again, let along winning an international cap, was the furthest thing from her mind.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, sports men and women have been opening up in a bid to help others in similar situations - and the rugby players behind Support & Offload want to create a safe space for people to talk about their own issues going forward.