For ailing Edinburgh, the return of Hamish Watson is timely, to say the least. European giants Stade Francais lie in wait — and the Scots need to man the barricades with their star performers.
The specialist openside flanker came of age at international level during the Autumn Test series, although his absence for club duty was keenly felt.
Watson played the full 80 minutes in all three matches against Australia, Argentina and Georgia, and even scored his first Scotland try in the win over the latter.
Hamish Watson is targeting club success after his impressive Scotland performances
The flanker played 80 minutes against Australia, Argentina and Georgia
Now, he will be back in Edinburgh colours against the French in the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield this weekend, desperate to keep his fine run of form going.
With his team losing…