Scottish Rugby Chief Executive Mark Dodson has sidestepped whether a contingency plan exists for a further re-naming of Murrayfield in the event of a Yes vote in September’s independence referendum.
“That’s not for me to comment about. As far as we are concerned we are here to talk about what’s in actual play,” said Dodson when asked by the Evening News at the announcement that BT had acquired stadium naming rights for £20 million over four years.
• FORMER Edinburgh Rugby back row Dimitri Basilaia has wasted no time finding a new club after being released by the Edinburgh outfit. The Georgian internationalist is to join up with Perpignan, the French club have announced.
• Scotland A back row Stuart McInally has returned to Edinburgh Rugby from a loan deal at Bristol, during which attempts were made to accelerate his switch to hooker. McInally, an used Scotland susbstitute against South Africa two years ago, is expected to be given an early opportunity to demonstrate the benefit of his re-positioning in the scrum.
Meanwhile, a Bristol side in which Scotland tour prop Kyle Traynor played 80 minutes lost 27-8 to London Welsh in the first leg of an English Championship play-off last night. Edinburgh-born internationalist Gordon Ross got 12 points
• Boroughmuir’s Iain Moody has confirmed he will continue to play for Samurai in Saturday’s GB7s leg at Meggetland, even though he has been training with the Scottish Thistles for the three round “Best of Britain” tournament, which started last weekend.