Every Scottish rugby supporter up and down the country was interested to see what changes head coach Gregor Townsend would make to his squad on Wednesday ahead of the Six Nations and after a poor World Cup campaign.
Jersey Reds will be looking to end 2019 on a high on Saturday when they host London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship - and young centre George Spencer can certainly reflect on a positive six months personally.
Scotland captain and Edinburgh Rugby hooker Stuart McInally admits that after World Cup heartache he “never wanting to think about rugby ever again”, but now he is “buzzing” ahead of the derby with Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.
Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg can be the catalysts for Scotland to improve in 2020, but they need the players around them to give them support to allow them to play with freedom, according to former full-back Glenn Metcalfe.
Thursday not only sees the start of the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for 2019/20 in Dubai, it also sees the selection process for the Great Britain squad that will go to Tokyo in 2020 begin to hot up.