Edinburgh and Scotland number eight Dave Callam is totally focussed on Friday night's clash with Glasgow Warriors although he knows national coach Frank Hadden will be observing how Callam and his opposite number Johnnie Beattie perform.
Both men were included in Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations training squad earlier this month, along with 58-cap Simon Taylor, formerly of Edinburgh and now of Stade Francais.
With the 1872 Challenge Cup back on offer to the aggregate winners of the two matches Edinburgh and Glasgow play this season – the next meeting comes in mid-April - there is an added incentive ahead of tonight’s tussle.
Callam told www.edinburghrugby.org: “Everyone knows what a huge game it is and there is that rivalry that you maybe don’t get in other games.
“I think it is such a big game and everyone knows exactly what is at stake. We can’t afford to lose any home games, especially this one.”