A SCOTLAND side without Greig Laidlaw would have been all but unthinkable just a short time ago. Not only was the scrum-half the captain and the goal-kicker, he was a leader without peer and a competitor par excellence: the smallest man in the team, but with the biggest heart and the best brain to boot. Now, with the Six Nations Championship only two weeks away, the question is whether Laidlaw will be in the side at all, never mind have such a pre-eminent place in it.
Edinburgh’s winning run in the Challenge Cup was brought to an end in Paris last night, but there was some consolation for Richard Cockerill’s side in the knowledge that they will now have a home quarter-final against Cardiff. As the last day of pool action drew to a close, several of the possible permutations threatened to present Edinburgh with a far tougher task in the last eight.
THOUGH Richard Cockerill’s revamping of Edinburgh remains very much in its infancy, already there are those who like what they see. A man of no little ferocity, Cockerill was never likely to banish the brutish bedrock of Edinburgh’s game plan under his predecessor. But he has, so far, done away with its sluggishness, its tedium, and laced that long-standing belligerence with attacking vigour.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".