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Thistle Scottish Rugby Podcast
Anything and everything in the world of Scottish rugby
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  • Evidence of things not seen
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    WELCOME: In the TV drama The West Wing, CJ Cregg becomes convinced that on the equinox you can balance an egg on its end. It is a matter of faith: the substance of things hoped for in the evidence of ...
  • Rugby Returns!
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME BACK: well here we are, rugby is finally back, with the much awaited unveiling of the United Rugby Championship, Womens’ action aplenty, the Autumn Internationals on the horizon, and Super 6 a...
  • Week of the Test
    19 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME: Six Degrees of Separation between Scottish rugby players and the A list is usually a tough sell. With the exception of Thom Evans and the Pussycat Dolls, and some changing room incursions fro...
  • Lions v Lions
    07 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME: once again a week off at Thistle HQ has left us with plenty to catch up on in the world of Scottish rugby. The main event of the last seven days was undoubtedly Saturday’s Lions tour opener a...
  • United Rugby Championship
    23 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME: have no fear, we are back after a two-week break, with Alan having just about recovered from his recent cat-saving heroics. Despite the end of the regular domestic season, there have still be...
  • TOM SMITH, BOSTON STRANGLER
    07 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    TOM SMITH, BOSTON STRANGLER Tom Smith’s rise had been far from easy. Born in London, his father died when he was only six and after beginning his 177 education at Emanuel School in Wandsworth, he was ...
  • NOW WE'RE TOURING
    02 Jun 2021 • 9 min read
    WELCOME BACK: after a week’s hiatus we have left ourselves with plenty to cover this week from the world of Scottish rugby, including yesterday’s announcement of the Scotland squad for the summer tour...
  • Warriors Conquer Murrayfield
    17 May 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME BACK: more domestic action this week, as Glasgow and Edinburgh once again faced off in the Rainbow Cup, but out with the 1872 Cup which concluded last week (we are just as confused as you). Wh...
  • The Scotland Eight
    12 May 2021 • 6 min read
    WELCOME BACK: what a time to be a Scottish rugby fan, fresh off confirmation that eight of our finest have been selected for the Lions tour to South Africa. In this week’s newsletter we step down from...
  • Lions Watch
    05 May 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    WELCOME BACK: After a long weekend of relaxation, Thistle HQ decided we would like to start a fight on the internet. Despite it being an election week, the fastest way to get people shouting online is...
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