test page re video Glasgow Warriors led the way for Scottish rugby last season securing the PRO12 trophy for the first time after a memorable 31-13 victory over Munster in final.

this video should appear standard alignment left on its own.  Meanwhile Edinburgh Rugby had a European season to savour making it to the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, while Heriot’s won the battle for supremacy in Scottish club rugby beating Melrose in April’s inaugural Grand Final of the BT Premiership.

Rugby Sevens. Colin Gegor.Photo: World Rugby Sevens Series Expectations are high for the 2015/2016 season and with the added bonus of the Rugby World Cup, now just over three weeks away, Scottish rugby fans are in for a treat over the next 10 months.

We caught up with Colin Gregor – recently retired after a career featuring over a 100 games for the Glasgow arriors

this video should appear alignment standard right on its own and as a hugely successful player for Scotland 7s scoring over 1000 points during 58 appearances making him Scotland’s most capped player – for his thoughts on the World Cup, not to mention the domestic season ahead …

Sport on Spec: Colin, where to start … how about we get the easy question out of the way first! What’s your prediction for how far Scotland can progress in the Rugby World Cup?

Colin Gregor: Ha ha, a nice easy start. I think reaching the quarter-final stage would represent an achievement for this side. We have a young team that will look to make a statement at the next World Cup in Japan. Having said that, I think they will be too strong for Samoa and will qualify for the quarters behind South Africa. video below in the cntre

Q) Who do you expect to be Scotland’s most influential players, and do you have a ‘one/s to watch’ for us among the younger players in the Scottish squad?

Finn Russell is a quality fly-half. He gives the impression of having so much time on the ball, a trait all top fly-halves share. I also really like Henry Pyrgos at scrum-half and it’s great to see him given the captaincy in the warm-up Test matches.

this video should be ‘inline left’ With those two at half-back, Scotland should be able to play a fast tempo game which suits us. There are a number of talented centres who will thrive off quick ball. Whoever is picked out of the Glasgow quartet – Bennett, Dunbar, Horne and Vernon – has the potential to be dangerous with ball in hand.

Q) The tournament is a fantastic showpiece for the greatest players in the world. Putting home loyalties to one side for a moment, which teams/players are you most looking forward to watching?

If Fiji get a couple of dry days for their games I think they could cause an upset or two, even in the Pool A ‘Group of Death’. They are always an exciting team to watch.

On an individual level I think Australian Matt Giteau is a quality rugby player, so it’s great to see how he will go backin the Wallaby jersey. Also as my mum is Welsh I will be excited to see how they go in that notoriously difficult Pool!

Q) Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby took their games and Scottish club rugby to new heights last season. What can we expect from them this season?

It will be tough for Glasgow as they have lost a few big players but they have a great squad and an incredible team

this video should be ‘inline right’  spirit and work ethic. I expect them to be in the Guinness PRO12 top four again this season. It then comes down to them making a statement in Europe in the Champions Cup. Not easy in a group that contains the powerhouse of Northampton and a new look Racing Metro Paris with some star signings in their squad. It would be foolish to write off the Scarlets too as they can easily cause a shock if you don’t show them respect.

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test page re video Glasgow Warriors led the way for Scottish rugby last season securing the PRO12 trophy for the first time after a memorable 31-13 victory over Munster in final.

this video should appear standard alignment left on its own.  Meanwhile Edinburgh Rugby had a European season to savour making it to the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, while Heriot’s won the battle for supremacy in Scottish club rugby beating Melrose in April’s inaugural Grand Final of the BT Premiership.

Rugby Sevens. Colin Gegor.Photo: World Rugby Sevens Series Expectations are high for the 2015/2016 season and with the added bonus of the Rugby World Cup, now just over three weeks away, Scottish rugby fans are in for a treat over the next 10 months.

We caught up with Colin Gregor – recently retired after a career featuring over a 100 games for the Glasgow arriors

this video should appear alignment standard right on its own and as a hugely successful player for Scotland 7s scoring over 1000 points during 58 appearances making him Scotland’s most capped player – for his thoughts on the World Cup, not to mention the domestic season ahead …

Sport on Spec: Colin, where to start … how about we get the easy question out of the way first! What’s your prediction for how far Scotland can progress in the Rugby World Cup?

Colin Gregor: Ha ha, a nice easy start. I think reaching the quarter-final stage would represent an achievement for this side. We have a young team that will look to make a statement at the next World Cup in Japan. Having said that, I think they will be too strong for Samoa and will qualify for the quarters behind South Africa. video below in the cntre

Q) Who do you expect to be Scotland’s most influential players, and do you have a ‘one/s to watch’ for us among the younger players in the Scottish squad?

Finn Russell is a quality fly-half. He gives the impression of having so much time on the ball, a trait all top fly-halves share. I also really like Henry Pyrgos at scrum-half and it’s great to see him given the captaincy in the warm-up Test matches.

this video should be ‘inline left’ With those two at half-back, Scotland should be able to play a fast tempo game which suits us. There are a number of talented centres who will thrive off quick ball. Whoever is picked out of the Glasgow quartet – Bennett, Dunbar, Horne and Vernon – has the potential to be dangerous with ball in hand.

Q) The tournament is a fantastic showpiece for the greatest players in the world. Putting home loyalties to one side for a moment, which teams/players are you most looking forward to watching?

If Fiji get a couple of dry days for their games I think they could cause an upset or two, even in the Pool A ‘Group of Death’. They are always an exciting team to watch.

On an individual level I think Australian Matt Giteau is a quality rugby player, so it’s great to see how he will go back in the Wallaby jersey. Also as my mum is Welsh I will be excited to see how they go in that notoriously difficult Pool!

Q) Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby took their games and Scottish club rugby to new heights last season. What can we expect from them this season?

It will be tough for Glasgow as they have lost a few big players but they have a great squad and an incredible team

this video should be ‘inline right’  spirit and work ethic. I expect them to be in the Guinness PRO12 top four again this season. It then comes down to them making a statement in Europe in the Champions Cup. Not easy in a group that contains the powerhouse of Northampton and a new look Racing Metro Paris with some star signings in their squad. It would be foolish to write off the Scarlets too as they can easily cause a shock if you don’t show them respect.