Edinburgh Rugby captain Greig Laidlaw hopes that the nation’s professional clubs can get off to a flying start to the season to build on the Scotland’s international success this summer.
Laidlaw was instrumental as the Scots recorded a clean sweep of wins over Australia, Fiji and Samoa, lifting the gloom surrounding the game after Andy Robinson’s team was white-washed in the Six Nations.
Now Laidlaw feels there is a fresh energy in Scottish rugby as the professional sides return to training ahead of the new season.
He said: “There is a breath of energy around but we’ll not be getting too excited, we’ll take one step at a time.
“The players in the squad just now are in a good place just and hopefully, if Edinburgh and Glasgow get off to a good start and the exiles do well wherever they are, Scottish rugby will be in a good place again.
“We were just delighted to win the three tests but that’s history now and we’re looking forward.
“We’ve got the All Blacks first up in November and the way they played in their summer tests showed they will be a tough test for us.
“They are absolutely world class and we will have to be on our guard in that first test.”